The Championships will now take place between January 10th and 19th 2009 on condition that competitors from 10 countries and 3 continents have registered by December 24th 2008. Age restrictions remain the same as they were for the event as originally scheduled.Thanks to Neil Pryde Windsurfing, charter equipment remains on site so those with confirmed reservations still do not have to bring their gear.
We are aware that this decision will not please everyone. For those who wished the event to be postponed until later in the New Year, the class plans to stage the 2009 Open Youth European Championships in April.
The 2009 RS:X Youth World Championship will be staged from July 25th to August 1st in Turkey (subject to contract)
In the discussions with MNAs and coaches surrounding the re-scheduling of the 2008 RS:X Youth World Championship, it has become apparent that there is a demand for more youth regattas internationally.
We will therefore be making a submission to the 2009 RS:X Annual General Meeting to make the staging of annual Open Youth European Championships an official class policy.
In the meantime, we would like to take this opportunity to encourage regatta organizers everywhere to get behind RS:X Youth Windsurf racing and include a division for RS:X Youth boys and girls in their regattas as Sail Melbourne have just done.
News on the re-scheduling of the 2008 RS:X Asian Championships will be published as soon as possible