Staunton Harold gears up to host Midlands Junior Powerboating Finals
Staunton Harold Sailing Club, in South Derbyshire, is gearing up to welcome around 20 of the Midlands’ most talented young powerboat drivers as they host the 2018 Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship Area Finals on Saturday (23 June).
The Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship is Britain’s leading programme introducing kids to powerboats and training them to be safe, proficient drivers. With the emphasis on swift, efficient and safe boat handling, competitors take part in timed runs, tackling tricky manoeuvres, including a high-speed slalom, stop exercise, 360 reverse around a buoy and a blast to the finish, to test all aspects of their driving skills.
With the Championships now in their 17th year, last year was the first that Staunton Harold had entered drivers in the event, with Sam Nugent and Ellie Rush flying the flag for their club, as the club hosted the event too.