23 August 2010

Attention all RS:X sailors

Class Open Training Information, Transitional Squad Selection Details, Coach Supported overseas trip to Wimereux with limited free entry, New Training Camp, Demo Kit

UKWA - RS:X Open training program 2010-11

In association with the RYA

The RS:X class will be running 8 open training events between September 2010 and end March 2011.The training will be similar to the sessions run last year, there will be four sessions per Christmas and four post.

The main difference this time is that the class will be hosting the Transitional Training Squad selection events i.e. there will be no separate selection events as in the past so if you want to be considered for the 2011 RS:X Transitional Squad the only way to qualify is to attend the three nominated selection events.

All of the 8 sessions will be open to all RS:X sailors. So everyone can attend all of the events if they wish.

Those sailors wishing to be part of the RS:X National Squad and all those sailors wishing to be part of the RS:X Transitional Training Squad must apply via the RYA in the normal way. For further details please see appendix 1

If you don't make the squads, don't despair, the point of the second four post Christmas open training sessions is fundamentally to support those sailors who for one reason or another find themselves outside of the squad systems, whilst welcoming any squad sailors who want to join in for extra training.

Dates & Venues

11/12 September @ Rutland (none selector)

30/31 October @ Carsington Water (selector 1)

13/14 November @ Weymouth (selector 2)

4/5 December @ Weymouth (selector 3)

4 further sessions will be held between January & end March 2011 primarily for the none selected sailors but will be open to all

How To Enter

Entry to the training sessions will be strictly in advance and will close at 10pm on the Monday prior to the event. To enter follow the links from the UKWA website which will take you to the dedicated Sailracer entry page.If you experience any difficulties e-mail


The events are all supported by the RYA therefore the cost is only £45 for the two days training. Please note this is none residential and at some venues there will be a charge for overnight camping.

RS:X Demo Kit

The RS:X class has two full sets of RS:X 8.5 kit available for hire free of charge to potential RS:X sailors. This kit must be pre booked. The Class can also advise on the availability of second hand kit. For both e-mail

Overseas Event 2010

The RS:X Class will be supporting the North Sea Cup Event at Wimereux near to Calais in France on 9th & 10th October 2010. The class will supply a safety/support boat and a coach. The first 6 sailors to register by e-mail at will receive free entry. You need to make your own way to the event and provide your own accommodation, a NOR will be published by the French Federation shortly.

RSX Training Camp 2011

The RS:X Class will be running a 5 day training event at Weymouth in February 2011. This camp will be open to all RS:X sailors, further details to follow.

Appendix 1

Sailors wishing to be considered for the 2010/11 RYA Volvo National Youth Squad - Main (September) Entry Point (including current members) should complete an online application by going to and following the RYA Squad Applications link. Please note that we must receive a separate application from both helm and crew.

N.B. The closing date for Applications is after the last Class Primary or Secondary Indicator Event, whichever is later, for the specific Class you are applying for:

• RS:X 8.5 - 3rd October 2010• Laser Standard - 5th September 2010• Laser Radial - 17th October 2010• 420 - 12th September 2010• 29er - 5th September 2010*• Spitfire - 26th September 2010

*29er - Please note that the closing date has been extended to 5th September due to the availability of the selection committee. It is our intention to notify sailors as soon as possible after this date, but within 2 weeks.

For more information you can view the 2010/11 RYA Volvo National Youth Squad and RYA Volvo Tailored Support Selection Policy on the RYA website at:

Online applications for the RYA Volvo Transition Training Squads (Phase 2) are not opening until 1st November 2010. Dates of the RYA Volvo Class Open Transition Training weekends (Phase 1) will be posted on the RYA website as soon as they are confirmed.For further information please see:

Kind regards,


Frances WilsonRYA Senior Administrator, Youth Racing ProgrammeEmail: 02380 604170Fax: 02380 604290