The following update has been releasd by our event organisers along with the NOR which can be find on the event website (www.nssa-plymouth.org.uk): 

Dear Members of NSSA, PYS and the whole sailing community.

Following the recent positive developments in COVID-19 pandemic and the slow easing of precautions that have been put in place by the Government, the organising committee of the NSSA 2021 National Youth Regatta in Plymouth would wish to keep you informed of our current progress.

Whilst we are confident that we are able to deliver the on water elements of the Regatta, with the Notice of Race having been posted yesterday. The domestic arrangements have been particularly challenging. Camping is confirmed at the very large site of Albion Oaks Rugby Club, about 10 minutes from the sailing venue at Mount Batten.

Catering however has been impossible to arrange on site and for this reason the 2021 event will be Self-Catering on the camp site. We are currently looking at what facilities we can provide to support this process, possibly including gazebos for cooking within each team area, fridge facilities and also some take away options. I can confirm that the fee for camping will be £60 per person.

I am sorry that this is not at the same standard as you may have been expecting, but the situation is beyond our control. Further details will be published as they become available. There will inevitably be new challenges to face and arrangements may need to be adjusted at relatively short notice as we see where we are with social distancing and mitigation factors.

All decisions and information relating to the event will be published on both web sites and social media platforms as soon as further details become clear. But, at this stage, we would appreciate it if Team Mangers could email us with any updates on possible numbers attending, including projected number and type of boats and any volunteer help they are able to offer.

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This has been a challenging time for us all, we ask everyone to keep safe and look forward to the great sailing we know is now returning to our clubs.

Adrian Kemp

Event Director NSSA 2021 Plymouth