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Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship returns for 15th year

On Saturday 7 May, the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship (HYR) regional finals will begin in Northern Ireland, with 12 further finals set to be held before the winners face off at the national final at Southampton Boat Show on Sunday 18 September 2016.

Comprising of 8-12 and 13-16 age categories, the HYR is Britain’s leading programme introducing kids to powerboats and training them to be safe, proficient drivers and excellent boat handlers.

Now celebrating its 15th year, and having seen over 5,000 young powerboaters compete in 2015, the event, sponsored by Honda and Highfield, allows Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) drivers to demonstrate their skills with the goal of winning a Highfield 460 or a Honwave T40 for their club.

In 2015, Max Mawer of Girton Sailing Club, claimed the national title in the 13-16 age group, whilst in the 8-12 category, the winner was Oliver Pirt of Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club. Max won a Highfield 460 RIB with a Honda BF50 engine for his club, whilst Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club took home a Honwave T40 RIB with a Honda BF20 outboard thanks to Oliver’s triumph.

Andrew Norton, RYA Event Director, said,

It’s fantastic to see the competition continuing to thrive, with more than 5,000 children across the UK participating in last year’s event.
The standard continues to rise every year, and we look forward to welcoming more competitors than ever in 2016.

Head of Power Equipment for Honda (UK), Steve Morris, said,

We are delighted to mark the 15th anniversary of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship, highlighting the success of our partnership with the RYA.
Honda and our boat partner, Highfield, look forward to paying tribute to past winners and continuing to educate and encourage young people to learn the skills required to be the next Honda RYA Youth RIB Champion.

RIBs are light, manoeuvrable craft and the boats driven in the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship can hit speeds of up to 25mph.

Area Finals

 

Region

 

Venue

 

Date

Northern Ireland  

Ballyholme Yacht Club

 

7th May

South West (1)  

Mountbatten Centre

 

 

21st May

 

Scotland

 

Castle Semple Centre

 

4th June

 

South (CI)

 

Guernsey Yacht Club

 

11th June

 

SE & London (1)

 

Silverwings Sailing Club

 

19th June

 

East

 

Fishers Green Sailing Club

 

2nd July

 

North East

 

Otley Sailing Club

 

9th July

 

Midlands

 

Burton Sailing Club

 

16th July

 

SE & London (2)

 

 

Medway Yacht Club

 

23rd July

 

North West

 

Lancashire Powerboat Racing Club

 

 

26th July

 

South West (2)

 

 

TBC

 

TBC

 

South (2)

 

TBC

 

TBC

 

Wales

 

Swansea Watersports Centre

 

TBC

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