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RQYS plunges into Queensland Youth Week

The chill of the winter breeze will not be enough to prevent over 280 young people from participating in the 2013 OAMPS Queensland Youth Week Sailing regatta, to be held from July 2-6 at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.

Sailors from all over the Asia Pacific are ready to set sail into the largest youth event of the year. Competitors have entered into one of the three categories being either single handed, double handed or the green fleet training camp; all dependant of competence.

Waterloo Bay is going to be filled with an array of 225 sails with competitors aged 6 – 19 years of age. Participation will be masted in a range of boat classes from Lasers, International Optimists, Sabots, 29ers, sailboards, seeking success in their individual classes, or in some cases learning the intricacies of racing and regatta sailing.

OAMPS insurance brokers along with Yachting Australia and Yachting Queensland have jointly come on board as proud sponsors of the event.

RQYS is very excited to be among 60 volunteers to guide the sailors through the course of the week.

Two weeks to go

With just over two weeks till OAMPS Insurance Brokers QLD Youth Week, entries are still rolling in for this years event with the Optimist and 29er fleet leading the way. With a number of spots still available in the Green Fleet Training Camp, the late entry fee will be waived until this Friday or until the maximum of 30 entries is reached (whichever is sooner). Click here to enter.

RQYS is still looking for volunteers for the event, both on and of water, to express your interest please click here. If sitting back on a spectator boat is more your style then watch this space because this year we will have spectator boats available on all four races courses – perfect for families and friends of competitors as well as a range of onshore activities and Olympic Gold Medalist appearances.

So if you haven’t entered yet don’t delay. See you soon!

RQYS Sailing Office

Dates for 2013

2 – 6 July 2013