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Northwest Youth Racing Circuit (NWYRC)

The Northwest Youth Racing Circuit (NWYRC) is a racing series put on by local clubs and sailing centers. The NWYRC is dedicated to providing youth with the opportunity to compete against junior sailors from other local programs. Sailors ages 8-19 who live in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia are encouraged to participate. There are seven regattas which make up the Summer Series. These regattas are designed to provide a positive regatta experience for novice-advanced racers. Friendly competition, camaraderie, and great hosts/venues make this series a good time for the whole family. Youth sailors participating in the Summer Series need to register with the NWYRC. It's a one time process and it's FREE!

CLICK HERE to join the NWYRC.


2019 NWYRC Summer Series Schedule​

Vancouver Lake Youth Regatta June 22-23, 2019 @ Vancouver Lake Sailing Club Notice of Race Registration Results
Ray Jarecki Youth Regatta July 6-7, 2019 @ Orcas Island Yacht Club Notice of Race Registration Results
WIND Clinic  July 16-19, 2019 @ CGRA (Cascade Locks, OR) Laser Clinic Registration Opti Clinic Registration  
WIND Regatta* July 20-21, 2019 @ CGRA (Cascade Locks, OR) Notice of Race Registration Results
Bellingham Youth Regatta Aug. 3-4, 2019 @ Bellingham Yacht Club Notice of Race Registration Results
US Sailing Junior Olympics Aug. 24-25, 2019 @ Shilshole (Hosted by SYC) Notice of Race Registration Results
Johnny Adams Memorial Regatta (JAM) Sept. 7-8, 2019 @ Port Madison Yacht Club Notice of Race Registration Results
Octoberfest Sept. 14-15, 2019 @ Sail Sand Point (Seattle) Notice of Race Registration Results


For complete NWYRC series information see 2019 NWYRC Notice of Series
To view past series results and regatta scores, please visit the Results Archive.


Qualifiers, Championships, and Other Popular Youth Events

Below are several regional and national level events that are historically popular with junior sailors from our region.  Although some of these events are in our own backyard, they are not part of the NWYRC. Some of these regattas require sailors to qualify, while other are open events. Traveling to new places and competing against sailors from other regions is a great way to elevate your game.

US Sailing Youth Champs 

June 21-25, 2019 @ Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club (New Jersey)

  • 175 of top Juniors in the Laser, Radial, Nacra 15, I420, 29er, and Windsurfer are selected by application.
  • The premier 20U Championship in the US. Qualifier for Youth World Championships.
  • CLICK HERE for selection criteria. (Must Qualify)

US Sailing Junior Women's Singlehanded Champs (Leiter Cup)

July 8-13, 2019 @ Richmond Yacht Club (California)

  • Registration Opens Early March (Limited to first come/first served- No Qualification Necessary)
  • Includes Pre-Event Clinic w/Coaches Provided by US Sailing
  • Charters Available for out of state sailors

US Sailing Jr. Women's Doublehanded Champs (Ida Lewis Trophy)

July 19-24, 2019 @ San Diego Yacht Club

  • Registration Opens Early March
  • Berths allocated on a first come, first served basis- No Qualification Necessary
  • Includes Pre-Event Clinic w/ Coaches Provided by US Sailing

Laser Pacific Coast Championships

Sept. 21-22, 2019 @ Bellingham Yacht Club

  • ​Open to Youth and Adults- No Qualification Necessary
  • Open to Laser Full Rig, Laser Radials, and Laser 4.7s 
  • Must be current members of the North American Laser Class Association

US Sailing Chubb Junior Championships

August 7-11, 2019 @ PYSF (Redwood City, CA)

  • Smythe- Singlehanded discipline sailed in Laser Radials
  • Smyth Qualifier is June 15-16 @ Leschi Marina (Qualifier Link)
  • Bemis- Doublehanded discipline sailed in C420s 
  • Bemis Qualifier is Van Lake Youth Regatta June 22-23 (Qualifier Link)
  • Sears- Sailed by teams of three in small keelboats. 
  • Sears Qualifier is June 15-16 @ Leschi Marina (Qualifier Link)

(Area L gets to send one team/sailor in each discipline above. This is decided by the qualifying regattas.)


*Dates subject to change. Updates will be made periodically. Check with host clubs/organizations for most up to date info