The Academy gives talented young sailors the opportunity to reach their full potential by providing them with fully expensed Etchells Class yachts and membership of the RLYC for a season. Three teams of sailors were selected at a trials weekend in April and since then they have been racing and training hard, making the most of the full program of events.

The Youth Academy Sailors for the 2017 season are;

Academy Chairman Giles Peckham was joined by David Kitchen standing in for David Franks, Graham Sunderland and sponsors’ representatives Rodney Barton (RLYC Youth Trust), Jon Pridham (Cowes Yacht Haven) and Mark Slawson (Red Funnel).  Thanks also to our other sponsors who were not able to attend, including North Sails, Spinlock, LionTree, Ted Fort and Joliffes Chandlery.