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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 introductory regatta experience for novice racers and friendly competition for our region's most competitive racers.

2018 NWYRC Summer Series Schedule​

Vancouver Lake Youth Regatta June 23-24 @ Vancouver Lake Sailing Club Notice of Race Registration Results
Ray Jarecki Youth Regatta July 7-8 @ Orcas Island Yacht Club Notice of Race Registration Results
WIND Regatta July 21-22 @ CGRA (Cascade Locks, OR) Notice of Race Registration Results
Bellingham Youth Regatta Aug. 11-12 @ Bellingham Yacht Club Notice of Race Registration Results
US Sailing Junior Olympics Aug. 25-26 @ Shilshole (Hosted by SYC) Notice of Race Registration Results
Johnny Adams Memorial Regatta (JAM) Sept. 8-9 @ Port Madison Yacht Club Notice of Race Registration Results
Octoberfest Sept. 15-16 @ Sail Sand Point (Seattle) Notice of Race Registration Results

 

2018 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 23-27, 2018 @ Carolina Yacht Club (Wrightsville Beach, NC)

  • 175 of top Juniors in the Laser, Radial, Nacra 15, I420, 29er, and Windsurfer are selected by application.
  • The premier 18U Championship in the US. Qualifier for Youth World Championships.
  • Application deadline is March 15

Laser North American Championships

July 12-15, 2018 @ Long Beach, CA

  • ​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 Junior Women's Singlehanded Champs (Leiter Cup)

July 17-22, 2018 @ Stamford, CT

  • 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 24-29, 2018 @ Mentor Harbor Yacht Club (Ohio)

  • 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

Aug. 3-5, 2018 @ CGRA (Cascade Locks, OR)

  • ​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 6-10, 2018 @ North Cape, MI

  • Smythe- Singlehanded discipline sailed in Laser Radials. 2018 Qualifier Date/Location TBD.
  • Bemis- Doublehanded discipline sailed in C420s. Qualifier date, location, and boat TBD.
  • Sears- Sailed by teams of three in Thistle, Lightenings, J22s, or similar. 2018 Qualifier Date/Location TBD.

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

Canadian Opti Nationals

August 18-25 @ Squamish, BC

  • Open to US Opti Sailors who are USODA Members
  • Info Available soon on the CODA Website

USODA Northwest Opti Champs

  • Top 20% of the Fleet Qualifies for the 2019 USODA Team Trials
  • 2018 Dates/Location TBD

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