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Plymouth will host the rescheduled RYA Youth National Championships

THE Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have confirmed that the Youth National Championships will take place in Plymouth this August.

The event should have been held at Mount Batten at the start of April, but was postponed at the start of January due to the latest Covid-19 lockdown.

However, the governing body have now officially rescheduled it for later in the year at the same venue.

It will take place between August 9 and 13 and will be hosted by the Plymouth Youth Sailing Club. The event will feature the 420, Nacra 15, 29er and ILCA classes.

Mark Nicholls, RYA youth racing manager, said: “We were all devastated when we had to make the difficult decision to have to postpone the Youth Nationals from its original dates.

“However, this decision now appears to have been vindicated and the delay should mean we can deliver a safe, fun Youth Nationals that celebrates all that we love about racing.

“We’re delighted that today we can announce the new August dates, and at the prospect of a mid-summer event.

“Our thanks go to Plymouth Youth Sailing Club and the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre for working with us to ensure this great event can go ahead.”

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