Please find herewith a copy of the RYA selection policy for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China. It has been developed after much deliberation by RYA, and following discussion and negotiation with Alberto of Nautivela.

It will be a two stage selection process (all articulated in the policy) initially in Laser 4.7 in the UK, and then in chartered Byte CII’s in Italy. If people can access a Byte C11 they can independently enter stage two of the process, although costs will not be met by the RYA in these circumstances.

If you have any queries then it is best to get in touch direct with Duncan Truswell at the RYA.

There will be significant publicity arising from the selection events and YOG itself, which should boost interest in the class.

Eddie Pope

From Eddie Pope

Please note that the 2014 European Championships have been confirmed as taking place at Loana (Circolo Nautico Loano) from 21 - 25 May 2014.

I have been asked whether there will be any UK entrants for the 2013 European Championships in December 2013. Please see the Notice of Race for further information.

Having led for most of the race it was Mike Radford in his Byte who kept his head to finish in front of the rapidly approaching International 14 (who pipped the RS300 of Steve Bolland) and win the race. The Byte fleet were ecstatic as Mike came ashore "Being a pond sailor the flat conditions suited me today and the wind going light as the faster boats started obviously helped too."

From Eddie Pope

Alberto from Nautivela has been in touch about the events he is organising in Italy, and his discussions with the RYA and a potential UK agent/supplier. Charter costs are quoted in Euros, and events are open to all ages.

Training - 30/10/13 – 3/11/13 // 4 days in Campione euro 480
Training - 30/11/13 – 3/12/13 //4 days in Imperia euro 480
Training & European Championships - 30/11/13 – 4/12/13 //9 days in Imperia euro 900
European Championships - 4/12/13 - 8/12/13  //5 days in Imperia euro 700
Training - 28/3/14 - 30/3/14 //3 days training in Riva euro 400
Training - 18/04/14 – 21/4/14 //4 days training in Garda Lake (hosting club to be confirmed) euro 480
Training & World Championships - 18/4/14 - 27/4/14 //10 days in Riva euro 1100
World Championships - 22/4/14 – 27/4/14 //6 days in Riva euro 850
European Championships - May or June 2014 in Loano (details to be confirmed)

The RYA has received some degree of assurance from the British Olympic Authority that GB may be able to send a full team of Bytes to China in 2014.
With this in mind the RYA have published a notification of intentions and the process which can be found on-line here:http://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/Racing/youthjunior/Web%20Documents/Policies/Youth%20Olympic%20Games%202014%20-%20Information%20Sheet%20FINAL.pdf

In view of the lack of UK supplier there will be a requirement to charter boats from Nautivela in Italy, and the RYA are ialready in touch with Nautivela about this.