The initiation of the Bic Techno 293 one design and the light TK 68 tushingham junior one design rig has been a complete success story for the RYA. As more youngsters get on the board the RYA are seeing the best turnouts for Team 15 and Zone Training events.

The Zone Training scheme is the grass roots regional racing coaching that feeds into the national teams. The new boards really bring out good allround skills in juniors, they are able to plane in a Force 3 and train in any winds which really brings flexibility to the whole Zone Training Scheme.

Early March saw over a hundred squad members out on the water making the most of the good winds and daylight hours. Some are as young as 10 years old and proving there is a lot of talent out there. The pictures are from the South and East region, taken last weekend at Bewl Water in Kent.

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