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Aldeburgh Yacht Club

Junior and Youth Race Week

Provisional date August 8th - 12th 2021


For a great many years, the club’s leadership, staff, and members have worked hard to deliver a summer of fun, sailing and racing for juniors.


The club is well attended every day by youngsters of all ages. Activities include RYA training courses, organised racing and simply having fun on the water under the watchful eye of rescue boats.


Since 1989 the Junior and Youth Regatta in early August has been the flagship of the programme. This open event offers 5 days of fun packed racing and social activities to all abilities from RYA level 3.


With a nod to the local rental market the schedule runs from the Sunday to the Thursday with morning and afternoon starts. Class starts are offered to Optimists, Teras, Lasers and Fevas. Fast and Slow Handicap starts are also available for other dinghies.


At the lower end of the ability range we are always delighted to see some of our RYA training graduates participating in their first regatta. These first timers often join the event's "coached fleet” in the Optimist class. This flock is ushered around a "coursette” close to the club house, under the guidance and encouragement of on the water instructors. The other fleets field entrants with a range of abilities up to national youth squad level. 


We work hard to make the social programme inclusive: racing and winning is all good stuff, but families flock to this event for the fun and friendships it provides. So far as the Pandemic allows, the schedule includes gatherings, suppers, a disco, and a perfectly absurd competition which aims squarely on the making of new friends and having fun.


Last year we hosted a simplified event under Social Distancing for a lower than usual entry list of 100 boats. We are optimistic that we will be able to come together for more and even better from August 8th - 12th. 


In that eventuality you are commanded to feel most welcome to join us.


Our best wishes


Jo and Nick Hutchison, Kate and Stephen Fulford

Event Organisers 


Stephen Fulford -  jspf@btinternet.com - 07768 344 399





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