RYA support for Formula Youth and Senior 2007

3 October 2006

RYA Windsurfing


The RYA Senior and Youth National Formula Squads were originally introduced to nurture potential talent in order to position Great Britain in a strong position internationally with regards to the 2008 Olympic Windsurfing Equipment Decision. In 2006 ISAF announced that the RS:X was the chosen equipment for the 2008 Olympic Games and the International Windsurfing pathway subsequently gained clarity and direction.


As a consequence of the ISAF decision, in 2006 the RYA pathway was in a position to formalise and restructure taking into account the new Olympic equipment. There no longer exists a need for the Formula Senior or Formula Youth classes to form part of the RYA pathway and as such the RYA will no longer be running National squads in these classes. Formula Youth will remain as a ‘recognised' class, acknowledging the important role the class plays in progressing and developing talented young sailors and as such will benefit from grant support to assist and encourage sailors to attend international regattas.

Grant Awards 2007

World Youth Championships, Estonia. August 2007

Grant Selection Events

Grants will be awarded upon the following conditions:

Only course races will count towards selection.

Grants will be awarded two weeks prior to the event upon receipt of a signed grant acceptance declaration form and confirmation of attendance.

Any action by the competitor which brings the RYA into disrepute or breaches the conditions stated in the grant acceptance form will result in the full grant being returned to the RYA.

Grants will not be handed down

Individual races will be used to create the selection series using the discard system as follows:

1 - 4
no discard
5 - 7
1 discard
8 - 12
2 discards
13 - 18
3 discards
19 +
4 discards