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HISC awarded British Youth Sailing’s Recognised Club status

Hayling Island SC has been awarded Recognised Club status by the RYA British Youth Sailing initiative in their latest Listing.

The Recognised Clubs initiative sees the Royal Yachting Association working alongside sailing clubs around the country to promote grassroots sailing and support junior and youth sailors as they develop racing skills. 

To be a BYS Recognised Club, their sailors must compete at BYS Regional Junior Championships at least once every two years with training delivered by qualified RYA Coaches.

The Recognised Clubs scheme replaces the long-running Champion Clubs programme which came to an end at the start of 2018.

Chris Atherton, the RYA’s senior high performance manager, said:

“The BYS Recognised Club status distinguishes those sailing clubs with a commitment to the development of junior and youth racing and race training, which is delivered in a safe and fun environment.”

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