As part of the RYA National Match Racing Series 2017, NSSA are invited to enter teams into the "Schools Championship" event on 2nd and 3rd December at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy.
The event will be sailed in Elliot 6M boats, with eight teams of three or four sailors, up to a maximum combined weight of 260kgs. Sailors must be over the age of 14 on the start date of the event and in full time secondary education.
TEAM PLACES STILL AVAILABLE - SEND YOUR APPLICATION QUICKLY
COMPETITORS MUST BE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE IN THE YEAR OF THE EVENT. CHECK YOUR SAILORS' DATE OF BIRTH BEFORE SENDING YOUR ENTRIES, AS THERE WAS AN ERROR ON THE EVENT INFORMATION, WHICH HAS NOW BEEN CORRECTED.
LOCATION - The event is being hosted for the first time by Banbury Sailing Club which is situated on the Northants/Warwickshire/Oxfordshire border. This is a relatively small family orientated club situated in the centre of the country.
SAILING - The event will be sailed under the Wilson Swiss League format in topper dinghies, which are provided by the organisers. We are hoping to run in excess of two hundred races during the weekend to provide plenty of competitive racing for all teams.
This year, the NSSA, in partnership with the Merlin Rocket Owners Association (MROA), sent three teams to the Merlin Rocket National Championships in Pwllheli. Feedback from all corners has been really positive, and both the NSSA and the MROA are pleased to announce that this opportunity will be running again in 2018.