Online entry for this event will open on Monday 6 January 2020 and close on Friday 1 May 2020.

Regatta information

  • There are 30 Zest's available for each race day.
  • A new RS dinghy which is versatile for beginners through to stage 4 sailors. It has an adaptable mast which allows for a jib, the children will doublehand the dinghy. This dinghy is made for beginners - it is a great dinghy for youth fleet racing due to it’s one design. For more information about this dinghy, visit the RS website here.
  • Feva
  • There are 16 Feva's available for each race day.
  • The RS Feva is an RYA recognised youth class dinghy. This is again a doublehanded dinghy. With a battened sail, jib and more advanced sail controls, this fleet will be for the more experienced sailors at the event. For more information about this boat, visit the RS website here.

  • Both the Zest and Feva are two person boats.
  • Four races are scheduled daily, weather dependant.
  • The races take place in Portland Harbour.
  • A combination of windward-leeward and/or triangle/sausage courses will be sailed.
  • The entry fee covers entry into the competition, equipment including boat hire and lunch on the day of racing.

  • Merchandise

    Shirt Logos Ltd
  • As the official merchandisers for IAPS, they sell branded products both online and at events throughout the year. All of the commission made from the merchandise is reinvested into the sports programme, to keep improving the events every year.

  • Entry requirements

    Age groups
  • U11 - competition will be on Wednesday 20 May 2020
  • U13 - competition will be on Thursday 21 May 2020.

  • Each school is limited to 4 boats with 2 sailors in each boat per day (8 pupils in total). If numbers allow, schools may be contacted and offered additional boats.
  • Sailors must have a minimum of RYA Stage 2.
  • All sailors must complete a parent/guardian consent and declaration form.
  • All sailors must attend an IAPS School.
  • Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can book onto IAPS sports events online.
  • Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.
  • There must be a teacher responsible for the children at all times.

  • Date of birth
  • The competitors age will be take from the 1 September 2019.

  • National governing body

    The Royal Yachting Association
    The national governing body for sailing is the The Royal Yachting Association.

    Booking onto the event

    How to book
    1. Schools must book online.
    2. Once you have made your booking online, the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre will be notified and will contact you requesting your participant information and to arrange any accommodation or race training.
    3. Schools are limited to four boats per competition initially. Schools may be offered additional boats nearer the time if space permits.

  • Accommodation is available at RYA Portland House, breakfast and evening meals are available at the Sailing Academy. Please contact the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre if you wish to book.

  • Race training
  • The Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre offers pre-event race training at a reduced rate for 1/2 or full days. Please contact the centre directly to book any pre-race training.

  • Need assistance when booking?
  • For any assistance registering or booking for the event on the IAPS website online - please contact sport@iaps.uk
  • For any information regarding the races, accommodation or race training - please contact the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre.

  • Important information

    Rules and regulations
  • All IAPS sailing regattas are conducted under the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2022.
  • Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.

  • Competitor details
  • Once you have booked for this event, you must complete your competitors details online before the entry deadline.
  • The link to submit your competitors details can be found in the confirmation email sent to you immediately after booking online.
  • If you do not receive the confirmation email, you can log into your account via our website and re-send yourself the email.

  • Safeguarding
  • IAPS believe that the welfare and wellbeing of all children and adults at risk attending an IAPS event is of the highest concern.
  • The IAPS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

  • Risk assessment
  • A full risk assessment is carried out between IAPS and host venues.
  • A copy can be provided on request. Please contact sport@iaps.uk .

  • Photography
  • There will be no professional photography at any IAPS events.
  • Parents and spectators can take their own pictures. There is no law against taking photos at public events for personal use, including pictures of other people's children.
  • Further advice can be found on our website here.


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