Youth Laser Race Group

The International Laser Class Association (ILCA) dinghies (previously known as Lasers) are incredibly popular sailing dinghies worldwide. The ILCA 4 and ILCA 6 are also amongst the RYA’s National Junior and Youth Classes with regional and national training squads (see more below).

There are a very large number of ILCA dinghies registered at CVLSC and sailed by juniors, youth and adult sailors.

The ILCA class have their own class start at CVLSC, and the fleet organises its own ILCA Class training sessions, which all adult and competent junior/ youth sailors/ CVLSC members are welcome to attend. This means that anyone taking part must already be able to sail, and confidently complete a triangular course.

Keep an eye out on the CVLSC website for any ILCA training sessions which could be planned throughout the year and will also be published in the Club’s Sailing Programme.

Please be aware that all ILCA sailors at CVLSC sail their own boats, the Club does not own any ILCAs and so does not have any for general hire or club training purposes.

CVLSC try and cater for everyone so whether your ambition is to compete at regional, national or international events or simply to have fun on the water you are welcome to join us when we organise planned training sessions.

RYA British Youth Sailing Regional Training Groups

The RYA British Youth Sailing (BYS) Regional Training Groups  (RTG) are the RYA Performance programme of race training for both Junior (under 16 years) and Youth (under 19 years) sailors in each region.

ILCAs are one of the BYS recognised junior and youth classes supported by the RTG programme. There are 6 regions in England as well as similar programmes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

There is a selection and invitation procedure to be part of the RTG.

Many CVLSC young sailors have been selected for and benefited from this RTG training over the years.

Selection is based on completion of a range of events. For more information, check out the BYS section of the RYA website..

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