RYA NORTH WEST JUNIOR & YOUTH TRAVELLERS at Redesmere
Published 12:00am on 8 Sep 2021
On the 4th September, the RYA North West Junior & Youth Travellers came to Redesmere for round 5 of the restructured, post-lockdown, 8 round series. The NWJYT is multi-class tour, geared towards enjoyable racing, encouraging RYA Zone Qualification and with on the water support for those new to racing. Typical classes include Optimist, Topper, RS Feva and Laser, although all classes were welcomed, with prizes awarded across a range of age categories plus a Team Prize and an Endeavour award. Coaching was provided at the back of the fleet along with a Lead Boat at the start of each race.
The usual friendly welcome awaited all attendees, along with a vibrant atmosphere, with Welcome tea & toast etc available on arrival and the Social Team providing an excellent hot lunch. (From a parents' point of view, it was worth attending for the food alone!).
Despite recent changes to the programme, there was a strong turnout from around the region, including both established and novice racers. These were joined by Redesmere's own junior and youth sailors, including a number for whom this was their first 'open event' racing experience. Weather on the day was generally fine with light winds and close racing across the fleet, although one race was abandoned due to insufficient wind; novice racers improved through the day, taking advantage of the support available from the coaching boat towards the back of the fleet. Building on this 'home' experience, a number of Redesmere's own are now registered for the next round of the NWJYT at Hollingworth Lake SC.
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