Each of the 3 regions (North, South & West) run a CYRC series. These are great first time events for aspiring racers which are coached. There are usually 5 or 6 CYRC’s in each region, and if you sail in more than 3 you are eligible for the overall series prize
What some Welsh Sailors got up to last year!
OBJECTIVE OF THE CYRC’S!
5 days racing to build on Wales Winter Training. Whilst quality racing is the intention of the series, courses maybe adapted and training may be provided to suit the age and ability of competitors. The series will cater for experienced racers (wanting to practise against their squad mates!) through to novice sailors travelling to their first event.
|General Handicap||To include all 3 Laser sail sizes and any RYA recognised classes which is not included below; Please note RYA Youth and junior classes with 6 or more entries will have a class start.|
|Windsurf (if available)||Racing will take place in the following classes: Up to 5.5m and over 5.5m (max.7.8m) each class refers to the maximum sail size which can be used. Smaller sails can be used, especially in windy conditions.
Any board and rig can be used in the 3.5m, 4.5m and 5.5m classes, although sailors are encouraged to use a Techno 293d. All boards should have a daggerboard or central fin. Board length should measure 320cm or less in the smaller sail size class. Anyone sailing a 3.5msail; small diameter masts & booms should ideally be used with junior sails.
|Topper Fleets To Provide racing for all Topper class, including Topper 4.2 Sailors. Separate prizes/ fleets may be awarded/ run for Gold and Silver, Training and 4.2 fleets dependant on numbers.|
|Topper Gold||Racing for GBR, Welsh National Squad Sailors or those Top Regional Squad Sailors aspiring to gain a place in next year’s Welsh National Squad.|
|Topper Silver||Racing for the Regional Squad Sailors or those aspiring to gain a place in next year’s Regional Squad.|
|Optimist Fleets To Provide racing for all Optimist class, including Optibats. Separate prizes/ fleets may be awarded/ run for Gold and Silver, Training and Optibat fleets dependant on numbers.|
|Optimist Gold||Racing for GBR, Welsh National Squad Sailors or those Top Regional Squad Sailors aspiring to gain a place in next year’s Welsh National Squad.|
|Optimist Silver||Racing for the Regional Squad Sailors or those aspiring to gain a place in next year’s Regional Squad.|
|Optimist Training(including Optibats)||
|Please Note Gold and Silver fleets will be scored together to enable sailors to monitor their progress. The training fleets may sail a different course to the Gold and Silver fleet.|
It is the ethos of the CYRC Series to welcome and help less experienced sailors. Experienced (Gold) fleet sailors and parents are asked to always assist less experienced sailors at these events e.g. check rigging, advice on how to replace unsuitable kit, where to go, launching etc.