Could you be the next Ben Ainslie?

The UKSA are looking for a bunch of fit, enthusiastic young sailors aged between 18 and 25 to take part in the Yacht Racing Academy’s free crew selection days taking place in Cowes on 24 – 25 March and 31 March 1 April 2007. Successful candidates will be invited to return for the Academy’s two-week training camp commencing on the 1st April which aims to develop individual talent within a team environment, creating two racing crews for the Academy’s Farr 52 racing yachts,Bear of BritainandChernikeeff 2(pictured) for the 2007 racing season.

Once again, the Yacht Racing Academy is taking place thanks to the generosity of Peter Harrison, who shares the late Kit Hobday’s vision of a high performance youth racing training scheme and has provided Chernikeeff 2 for the Academy’s use. Another man who cares passionately about British youth racing is Andrew Palmer, owner of The Priory Bay Hotel on the Isle of Wight. He purchased Bear of Britain from the Hobdays and has kindly allowed the yacht to continue to be used by the Academy to help produce new British racing talent. UKSA continue to run and manage the Yacht Racing Academy, utilising the shore side facilities at its Cowes base, its fleet of yachts, support vessels and its team of expert staff.

To apply to take part in the 2007 selection days click here to complete the application form or
contact Ben Willows of UKSA on 01983 294941 for more information.