Part of the annual Rockingham Race Regatta.
An initiative of the RFBYC Offshore Committee, the IRC Youth Cup Series began in 2015. The event encourages the involvement of young adults in ocean racing. Including young sailors in a coastal weekend event is a great place for them to begin their journey offshore.
Eight yachts participated in the inaugural event which is scored using a time factor adjustment to the corrected time on IRC. A youth bonus multiplier is used to calculate the youth corrected time. There is a time factor adjustment to a maximum of three although there is no limit to the number of youth sailors in a boat’s crew. The Series runs in additional to the IRC race results.
The presentation involves a youth lucky draw where the names of all young sailors go in to a draw for prizes.