RYA Honda Youth Rib Championship 2017 ~ aged 8 to 16 learn to drive a RIB

RIB1MYC will again be entering the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship 2017

If you are aged 8 to 16 this is a fantastic opportunity to learn to drive a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), compete in a national competition with the possibility of representing MYC at the national final at the Southampton Boat Show in September with a chance to win a Highfield 460 or a Honwave T40 RIB for the club.

The Competition

The competition takes the form of a time trial around a set of marks – the fastest time wins, skill and control, and not necessarily speed, are the most important factors.  Each competitor has two runs, one as a practice and one as a ‘hot lap’.

HYRC logoTwo Classes

  • 8-12 years
  • 13-16 years.

The age refers to the age at the time of the National Final on 17th September 2017.

Area Final

MYC will be hosting the South East area final on Saturday 8th July.

Entrants from MYC and other clubs in the region will compete against each other in time trials with the winner of each age group progressing to the national final at the Southampton Boat Show.

RIB 2The Opportunity

Learn to drive a RIB!

MYC will run RIB training sessions for young people in the above age range.

Dates will be confirmed shortly but will be arranged so that you can still take part in MYC’s other junior and youth sailing programmes


If you know anyone who may be interested, please contact one of the co-ordinators:

Henry Chung email: henrychungmh@btinternet.com or phone 07810 006828

Ian Glass email: ianglass@live.com or phone  07456 237632

SE Regional Finals Competitirs

2016 SE Regional Finals Competitors

We will need the applicant’s name, age, date of birth and contact details

A comprehensive application form will be issued closer to April when provisional training dates will be announced.

The Prize

The two first prizes are brand new RIBs for the winners’ club/s.

For more detail & for photos of past years’ events see RYA Honda Youth Rib Championship