Every year youth sailors from around the country get together for their annual South African Sailing (SAS) Youth National Championship. This event is rotated between the regions and attracts on average between 200 and 300 sailors at every level of ability, from novices and first-time national event competitors to our top youth that campaign for world championship and high performance squad selections. Competitors as young as 7 years old up to the maximum age of 18 years old enjoy a full week of competitive racing at international standards as well as many fun activities off the water.

The BT Games SAS Youth Nationals 2010 will take place at Aeolians Club on the Vaal Dam from the 12 to 18 December. Thanks to the generous title sponsorship and support of BT Games, this year's event promises to be action packed with innovative new ideas to compliment the traditional round the can racing. Other sponsors include Microsoft XBox, Apex, New Age Gaming Magazine and ¬†EA Sports giving the event a high-tech dimension for the first time and some really awesome prizes. In addition to the individual racing for which fun prizes are given daily, other activities will include a Battle of the Regions that encompasses team racing on the water as well as obstacle courses, skills and fitness competitions, sailing quiz, TShirt painting competition and even an inter-regional braai competition, all of which counts towards regional team results.

Other attractions include Movie Monday, Talent Tuesday and Freaky Friday (learning to tune-in to nature) - you'll need to be there to see what these great evening activities are all about. Parents won't feel left out as we've arranged for Introduction to Sailing cruises on keelboats, talks on how they can promote Talent in Youth Sailing, morning exercise slots, and other activities that they can take part in with the children. This year's youth nationals is a time to race, but it's also a time for the whole family to enjoy a deserved holiday with each other and good friends.

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Author: Belinda Hayward
Posted: 22 October 2010