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 www.yralis.org .
Email questions to email@example.com
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|
|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|
Indian Harbor Stratford Shoal Race