Honda Youth RIB Championship 2016 ~ Sat 23 July

IMG_9547Honda Youth RIB Championship 2016

A chance for young members to train in RIB driving, represent the club and win a new RIB.

The Regional Final (South East region) of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Challenge will be held at the Medway Yacht Club again on the 23rd July.

This is a national championship run by the RYA open to children aged 8 to 16. In recent years MYC has put forward its most talented youngsters. They have achieved great success in the regional finals and at least one has gone forward each year to compete in the National final at the Southampton Boat Show against the best in the country.

The object is to compete in a time trial on a set course in RIB’s with the winner of each age group taking away a brand new rib for their Club.

We are looking for a group of young members or the grandchildren of members to represent the Club in this year’s competition. The chosen applicants will receive course training in a RIB at weekends, the first date being Sunday 24th April (PM -Time tbc) for an introductory session.

All KidsParticipants must be available to represent the Club at the regional final on the 23rd July and, if successful, at the National Final at the Southampton Boat Show in September.

We are looking for young people in the following ages ranges on the date of the competition: 8 years to 12 years (i.e. not yet 13) and 13 years to 16 years (i.e. not yet 17).

There is a small charge of £15.00 per participant to cover fuel costs and maintenance.

In order to plan the training effectively and efficiently please contact one of the following training co-ordinators as soon as possible, please bear in mind that places may be limited depending on the availability of our instructors.  Please contact Henry Chung or Ian Glass