Challenging yacht owners to increase youth participation

The  YRA of LIS wants to increase the participation of youths in its big boat sailing events, so the YRA has introduced the Youth Challenge Cup. Yacht owners competing in selected events are encouraged to include youths (ages 14 to 24) as part of their crew.

2016 YRA of LIS Youth Challenge Cup Qualifications:

  • To be eligible for the Youth Challenge Cup, a yacht must participate in at least three qualifying events.
  • At least one third of the crew shall be between 14 and 24 years old in the current calendar year, as in these examples:
    Total Crew /  Number of Required Youth Sailors:  6/2,  7/2,   8/3,  9/3,  10/3,  11/4,  12/4
  • A participating yacht should fly code flag “Juliet” on its backstay and add the initials “YC” after the yacht’s name on the entry form.
  • Owners must declare the total number of crew and number of crew between 14 and 24 years old on the event entry or by emailing the organizing authority prior to the start of the event.

Details on scoring and a list of all qualifying events can be found in the YRA LIS Racing Program or on the YRA website .

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2016 YRA LIS Youth Challenge Cup Qualifying Events


June 4 North Shore YC Day Race
June 5 Port Washington Day Race
June 18 City Island distance Race
July 16 Lloyd Harbor Stratford Shoal Race
July 9-10 Huguenot Expressly for Fun Regatta
July 16-17
July 23-24
 Larchmont Race Week
July 28-31 Sea Cliff Around Long Island Race
Aug 6-7 YRA LIS Championships
Sept 2 Stamford YC Vineyard Race
Sept 11 Valeur-Jensen Stamford Denmark Race
Oct 1 Centerport YC Vanderbilt Trophy
Oct 8

Indian Harbor Stratford Shoal Race