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Sign up for the RYA U25 Para Sailing Camps

by Susie Nation-Granger 9 May 2022 04:42 PDT 21-22 May, 4-5 June, 25-26 June, 2-3 July 2022
2018 Para Sailing World Championship, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA © Cate Brown / World Sailing

Following World Sailing's announcement that the U25 Para World Championships will debut in the Netherlands this summer, the RYA is offering young disabled sailors the chance to attend four development and selection camps.

The events will be held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and are aimed at U25 para sailors who want to develop their sailing performance. They will focus on the skills needed to sail and race at major events including:

  • starting
  • boat speed
  • boat handling
  • strategy, tactics and decision making
  • team work and communication
  • preparation for a big event
The camps will take place on 21-22 May, 4-5 June, 25-26 June and 2-3 July. Sailors will be asked if they want to be considered for selection for the U25 Para World Championships, a team will be selected, and further opportunities identified for all those who sign up.

RYA CEO, Sara Sutcliffe, said: "The RYA is committed to growing and developing para sailing and we're looking forward to developing and selecting a team for the U25 Para World Championship. It's really important to grow the number of young people sailing and racing so we'll look to work with a group of young people from May to July, select a team, and map out other opportunities for them beyond the U25 para world championship.

"We'll also continue to support World Sailing as they seek to develop a long-term sustainable structure for para sailing".

Find more information and sign up for the U25 development and selection camps.

Visit the RYA Para Sailing Hub to access a network offering support and racing opportunities for disabled people in the UK.

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