The Honda RYA Youth Rib Championship 2007 sponsored by Honda, Ribcraft, Icom and Indespension Trailers is a National Championship in which 8 – 16 year old Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) drivers, can demonstrate their skills with the goal of winning a 4.8m Ribcraft RIB with a Honda 50hp engine on an Indespension trailer for their training centre.

This year 7th Wave will participate in the competition.  Local heats will be held at 7th Wave to determine who we will put forward for the regional finals. There are 16 regional finals and winner in each age group (8-12 and 13-16) takes part in the national final.   The Isle of Man Regional Finals will be held in Douglas on 16th June, this will be a high profile event, being run at the same time as the Honda Formula Four Stroke Racing Series.  Winners from the IOM Regional Final will go on to compete at the National Final.  Trophies and other prizes are presented for the first, second and third places in each category.

The National Final is held at the Southampton International Boatshow in September. The RYA organises and co-ordinates all aspects of this final stage of the competition.   At the National final the Ribcraft RIBs are awarded to the winners respective club/organisation and the winners receive a trophy and further prizes.

For full competition details please see the following link.

For anyone interested in entering the competition, 7th Wave will be providing training and practice time prior to our local heat.  Training will take place on Wednesdays from 4.30 to 6pm during May.  The local heat will be run on Wednesday 23rd May.  Training sessions will cost £30 per session.  In order to enter our local heat competitors must attend at least one of the training sessions prior to the local heat. There is an entry fee of £10 for the local heat.  Competitors can attend as many training sessions as they wish to improve their chances of winning.  The competition is not about who can drive the boat the fastest, it is a test of safe boat handling skills and an instructor will be onboard with competitors at all times.

If your child would like to enter and be a part of this National Competition or if you would like any further information please contact us.

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