Entries closing soon for 2017 Australian Youth Championships

by Aus Youth Champs

Some of the best youth sailors from around the country will be heading to the 2016/17 Australian Youth Championship at Adelaide Sailing Club from 10 - 14 January 2017.  Regatta documentation and Online Entry for this regatta can be found at www.youthchamps.org.au and with a little over two weeks until entries close, youth sailors are encouraged to register now before the late fee is introduced.

Registrations officially close on Sunday 4 December, with late entries received after that date until 10 January 10 2017, attracting a significant late fee.

Adelaide Sailing Club is gearing up for the influx of youth sailors and they are no stranger to hosting large State, National and international regattas.  Malcolm Hughes, Vice Commodore of Adelaide Sailing Club (ASC) and Event Chairman of the Australian Youth Championships, has been involved with the racing at ASC for nearly 18 years and has seen some of Australia’s most accomplished sailors compete at their regattas.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to have been a Race Officer for nearly two decades and have been a part of regattas where some of Australia’s sailing ‘greats’ have competed including Mat Belcher, Nathan Outteridge and Elise Rechichi.  In addition to seeing some of Australia’s best sailors develop, I’ve also been able to watch the progression of our own sailors as they advance from junior to senior level, some of which will be competing in this year’s Australian Youth Championships”, Malcolm said.

Adelaide Sailing Club, is situated within Adelaide’s main summer beach side areas of Glenelg and West Beach. The area offers multiple accommodation venues, a range of dining options and the airport is only 10 minutes away, more information on this is available here.

Adelaide Sailing Club’s Commodore, Darren McPherson, is proud to see the culmination of Adelaide’s history mixed with the new venue and youth sailors that this regatta will bring, saying , “Our Club has a long history with juniors and youth, they’re considered an important part of our Club culture, so we look forward to complimenting that with youth sailors from around the country, visiting our Club”, Darren added. 

In addition to competitor registration, Adelaide Sailing Club are looking for volunteers to assist with this event. Volunteer positions vary from on-water course boat drivers to beach marshalls and after racing BBQ extraordinaires. Once you’ve registered for the event, you’ll be placed into a volunteer position depending on your experience, qualifications and preference. For more information on the positions available and to register as a volunteer click here.  

For more information on the Australian Youth Championships visit www.youthchamps.org.au or follow the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AusYouthChamps/


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