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YRA Youth Challenge Cup

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Youth Challenge Cup
Challenging Owners to Increase Youth Participation

Last year the YRA listed venues that would qualify for the Youth Challenge Cup. THAT HAS CHANGED!  In 2017, all YRA qualifying regattas will now be counted towards the YCC.  

This year the process has been simplified 
so there is very little for skippers/teams to do.  
For Organizing Authorities, there is no longer a need for any NOR/SI wording, as this trophy will now be handled much the same as all the other YRA perpetuals.  The one exception will be that some entrants may request a little help posting "YCC" as part of their boat name in all documents (Scratch Sheets and Results).  
Once competitors make the decision to compete for this trophy, they simply need to:
1.  Meet the requirement that 1/3 of the crew's ages are between 14 and 23.
2. Ensure that the initials "YCC" are noted as part of the yacht name on all regatta documents (Scratch Sheet and Results).  It's requested that the crew also fly the "J" pendent from their backstays.
3. E-mail the YRA Scorer at; for each race they intend to count towards this trophy.  It must include the total number of crew and the number of qualified youth on board.
Full details will be available soon in the 2017 Racing Program and at
Why not help increase youth participation by inviting some junior sailors to crew on your boat?  Think about how fun it will be creating a great experience for our sailing youth! 


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