ENP Motivates Sailors Narrow Performance Gap

The Aon Youth Sailing World Championships that will take place in Torbay is going to have 400 best youth sailors from the world.


Participants from 67 nations have participated in an event and will take part in a race that will go for five days.

Yachting New Zealand Development Manager and Participation Andrew Clouston said “Sailing is not a mainstream sport in many countries across the world.  An event of this large scale is motivating for some and can be daunting from other young sailors who belongs to countries where sailing is not taken as main sport,”

He further added that World Sailing’s Emerging Nations Player program is a great move and it is also a way to ease sailors of young generation. The program helps participants to learn sailing skill and take part in competitions.

The aim of the ENP is to increase the number participation of sailors in Youth World championship, and also to narrow the gap of performance between countries. Countries that do not have sailing as a main sport often see less participants and also the sailors lack the skills in the absence of proper training.

Marblehead Junior Race

The Marblehead Race Week for juniors made its record on 25th July with many young sailors taking part in the event this year. The oldest junior yacht club in the United States has become one of the 2nd largest competitions for youth in the country today.

There are 400 participants who would compete on 300 boats for the entire week. The event will take place for 3 days and the Pleon Yacht Club would be hosting it. There would be competitions in 3 distinct categories which include the Optimist, the Laser and the 420s taking part. Children by the age of 8 to 18 belonging from New England would be taking part in the competitions this week.