Princess Royal to visit Youth Nationals

Great Britain’s top Youth sailors will have the chance to show off their talents in front of a Royal audience after confirmation that HRH The Princess Royal will be attending the RYA Youth National Championships and Trials 2008.

Having previously attended the RYA Youth Nationals in Largs, Scotland in 2005, HRH The Princess Royal, President of the Royal Yachting Association, will visit Pwllheli to see the latest crop of talented sailors coming through the ranks on Thursday 3 April.

RYA Youth Racing Manager, Simon Wergan, said: “It will be a great privilege for the competitors to race in the company of HRH The Princess Royal and we are very grateful to Her Royal Highness for supporting this event.

“It really is very, very difficult to pick out any winners or even favourites for the titles this year because there are several sailors and crews in each class who have got a very good chance of winning. Those who win the medals really are going to be the ones who have put the best series together over the week.”

The regatta will run from the 29th March to the 4th April.