It is with great regret that we inform you that the RYA Youth Championships 2020 has been postponed.
Following the latest Government advice regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 RYA Youth National Championships is postponed. The prestigious regatta, the UK's premier youth racing event, was due to take place from April 3 to 10 and hosted at The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre with assistance from CHPSC and RYA Cymru Wales.Around 750 young people and adults from all over the UK were expected to be on site.
However, on Monday evening the Government advised against mass gatherings, to minimise social contact and avoid non-essential travel to curb the spread of the virus.In light of this all non-essential RYA Racing activity has been suspended until April 30 in the first instance when the situation will be reviewed.It will be the first time since the Youth Nationals began in 1978 that the event has not taken place as planned.Our intention along with RYA and partners will be to run the event later in the year and we will now work with the youth classes to deliver a new plan. More details on this will be announced in due course.
‘Everyone in CHPSC, Plas Heli, The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre, RYA Cymru Wales and Gwynedd Council are extremely disappointed that this prestigious event has been postponed, but all agree and respect the decision taken in what is extremely difficult times, we fully appreciate the need to keep everyone safe. We will be working closely with RYA to host a Championship later in the year and we hope to see you all here at the next event.’