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2024 NSSA National Youth Regatta

Basenthwaite Sailing Club (Lake District) MQC4+5X Cockermouth

ENTRY NOW OPEN! See below….

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Click here to download the Notice of Race.

Can Kent Team make it 3 in a row and win the Team Trophy again?

You are invited to represent KSSA as part of Kent Team. This year it is being held at Basenthwaite Sailing Club in the Lake District. The event will have class racing for Topper, ILCA4 (Laser 4.7), ILCA6 (Laser Radial), Slow Handicap, Fast Handicap and Rookie Fleets. In order to join the Kent Team to represent KSSA, you will be expected to have competed in one or more KSSA events this year or were a regular KSSA attendee last year. Competitors new to the event are very much encouraged and the Rookie Fleet is for sailors in their first year of racing.

For those of you who have not attended an NSSA event before then here’s a quick guide to what’s it’s all about:

  • NSSA: National Schools Sailing Association – this is their annual regatta which attracts teams of sailors of all abilities from regions across the UK.
  • To enter as part of the KSSA team you need to be a member of the KSSA AND be a member of the NSSA (membership via their website).
  • KSSA do not select their team, all participating members are invited to be a part of the team.  All who sail earn points which count towards the team’s final score.
  • KSSA is always well represented by a team of between 20-30 sailors.
  • Sailing is fleet based with a Rookie Fleet for sailors in their first year of racing.
  • KSSA sailors are supported at the event by team manager Paddy Denby as well as our youth captains: Sophia, Izzy & Joe.
  • Families usually choose to camp, either at the event site or independently.
  • After sailing there is a programme of evening activities for the sailors to socialise.

Entry Instructions

Please do not attempt to enter the event directly, this must be completed by KSSA.

Click here and complete one form for each sailor, this will allow us to collect all the information that is required by the event committee, If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Team Manager. The deadline for entries is 17th May This is to allow us sufficient time to process the entries with NSSA. Later entries may be possible but will incur the higher NSSA entry fee.

You must ensure that you have a current KSSA membership and each sailor is registered as an individual member with NSSA via their website, with NSSA membership number included on the entry form.

Payments – Once we have collated all the information we will send out instructions with the required payment amount which should be paid by bank transfer before the entry deadline.