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Friday, 30 November 2012

More Squad Success !

Following on from the recent good news that Harriet and Will P were selected for the RYA Topper Zone Squad we have had further good news this week as Matt and Ben have been selected for the RYA Volvo 420 UK Youth Squad !
This is a major acheivement for the boys not least because of the injury affected season they have had this year, but as was reported in the newsletter they acheived some good results in the end of season events which obviously impressed the selectors.

Heather reported that ;

"They will by far the youngest pair and Ben is 2 school years younger than anyone else in the Squad !"

Plus she also noted,
"It will be tough on us all...not least because suddenly having to travel to Weymouth this weekend when you had planned to sail local and having already commited to training at Poole in Dorset the following weekend.
The credit card is already cowering in the corner!
Be warned that Christmas will be running late in the L-R household.
xH  "

Best of luck to them all !!
And reading below it sounds like they are all in for a busy year !

Details of the RYA Youth Squad are included below

The RYA Volvo UK Youth Squad Programme is designed to enable the best British sailors to develop their racing skills so that they can achieve on the international stage. It is aimed at sailors with the potential for world-class performance. Sailors are invited to join the RYA Volvo UK Youth Squad if the selectors feel they may have the potential to achieve one of the following criteria:

To win a medal at World or European Championships
To qualify for Team GBR for the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships
To successfully follow an Olympic pathway

The RYA employs a specific National Class Coach and contracts a series of performance specialists to oversee the development of the sailors under the direction of the RYA Youth Racing and Pathway Managers.

As part of the RYA Volvo UK Youth Squad programme sailors will normally:
Attend all of the RYA Volvo UK Youth Squad camps.
Receive assistance from the RYA National Coach as required in preparing training and competition plans
Attend fitness and sports science support sessions
Follow a needs based training and coaching programme
Have access to remote support from the RYA National Coach
Receive support and guidance from an RYA Youth Squad sports psychologist
Receive sports science support including information and advice on nutrition, strength and conditioning and hydration
Compete in a number of mandatory domestic competitions
Compete in a number of international competitions

Powered up and coming off the star line fast at the Inland Champs in September


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