From May 30th to June 2nd youth sailors from all over the world will race in Workum. The Dutch Youth Regatta is the leading youth sailing event in Europe. This year the participants will race for the title of Dutch Champion in 10 different classes. And there’s a Eurocup Series for the 29er U25 and RS Feva U25.
In each class, only the best sailors will represent their country. This means the level of competition in Workum is high, many of the talented sailors racing at the Dutch Youth Regatta now will be competing at the Olympic Games in a few years.
The following classes will be battling for the Open Dutch Championship during the Dutch Youth Regatta 2019: 29er U19, 49er FX (open) U21, Cadet, Laser 4.7 U18, Laser Radial U21, Laser Standard U21, Nacra 15 U21, Optimist, Optimist Benjamin U12, Splash Blue, Waszp U21.
The 29er U25 and RS Feva U25 are competing for the Eurocup Series and the following U25 classes sail a class event: 49er FX (open), Laser Radial, Laser Standard, Nacra 15, Waszp. The Dutch Championship in these classes is scheduled during other events this season in the Netherlands.
About the Dutch Youth Regatta
Since 2001, the Dutch Youth Regatta (DYR) has been a leading event for youth sailing classes in Europe. About 750 youth sailors (age 8 to 25 years old) from 28 nations all over the world are in Workum each year for this four-day regatta. They are competing for the title of Open Dutch Champion. In each class only the best sailors will represent their country.