Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship
The 2010 Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship proved to be a great success and the RYA together with Honda and Ribcraft are delighted to offer all interested youngsters the opportunity to participate once again!
The Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship, sponsored by Honda and Ribcraft, is a National Championship in which 8 - 16 year old Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) drivers can demonstrate their skills with the goal of winning a 4.8m Ribcraft or a Honwave T40 for their club.
The RYA (Royal Yachting Association), through its affiliated clubs, organisations and training centres will again run a National Championship in Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB's) for juniors/youths. Clubs, organisations and training centres wishing to participate hold local heats, at their premises, to determine who they put forward to their Regional Finals. There are 14 Regional Finals and the winner in each age group (8-12 years and 13-16 years) takes part in the National Final held at the PSP Southampton Boat Show on Sunday, 18th September 2011.
The competition takes the form of a time trial around a set of marks - the fastest time wins. The slalom buoys are set 12.5m apart so that skill and control, and not necessarily speed, are the most important factors. Each competitor has two runs, one as a practice and one as a 'hot lap'. Both runs are timed and the fastest time put forward.
There are two classes: 8-12 years and 13-16 years. This is the age of the entrant at the time of the National Final i.e. for the 8-12 year olds the competitor should not have had their 13th birthday before 19th September 2011 and similarly in the 13-16 year old section they should not have had their 17th birthday before 19th September 2011.
Any RYA (Royal Yachting Association) affiliated club, organisation or training centre that wishes to participate can hold a local heat. The club, organisation or training centre run a competition at their premises, using their own boats, from which they put forward their winners, to the Regional Final, in one or both of the age categories.
If running a club heat, please email the organisers using the link for an information pack.
The Regional Finals, fourteen in all, are held at clubs, organisations or training centres with suitable facilities. The RYA helps the club organise the event and attends to the logistics and administration needed to run the Regional Final. Where possible the RYA will attend and support the event with promotional materials and two Honda powered Ribcraft to be used by the competitors.
The National Final will be held at the PSP Southampton Boat Show on Sunday, 18th September 2011. The RYA will organise and co-ordinate all aspects of this final stage of the competition.
At the Regional Finals, medals,certificates and other prizes are presented for the first, second and third places in each age group.
At the National Final the winner of the 8-12 age group will win a Honwave T40 RIB with a Honda BF20 engine for their club, organisation or training centre and the winner of the 13-16 age group will win a 4.8m Ribcraft RIB with a Honda BF60 engine for their club, organisation or training centre. Medals, certificates and other prizes are presented for the first, second and third places in each age group.
For more information please use the links in the download area. Should you have any queries the RYA Cruising Department can be contacted by telephone on 023 8060 4233 or by sending an email.
Northern Ireland Regional Final
Quoile Yacht Club
Date: 2nd July
Contact: Mark Fekkes
Mobile: 07918 671790
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org