MDL Marinas to host Nacra 15 Class summer championships

MDL Marinas supports the UK Nacra 15 Class.

MDL is supporting the UK Nacra 15 Class Association (part of the British Youth Sailing pathway and the Mixed Youth Multihull) for the Youth Sailing World Championships.

The marina group will host the UK Nacra 15 Summer Championships class fleet at Hamble Point this June. The marina is situated at the mouth of the river Hamble adjacent to the world-class sailing waters of the Solent on the UK’s south coast.

“As the only sailing class at the Youth Olympic Games, the Nacra 15 is the perfect opportunity for youth sailors to participate in races that may ultimately see them represent their country at the Olympics,” says Tim Mayer, sales and marketing director at MDL.

MDL Marinas supports the UK Nacra 15 Class.

“We’re thrilled to be supporting such a great event and look forward to welcoming the teams to our Hamble Point Marina during the summer series.”

This event is organised in cooperation with Warsash SC, which will provide race management, whilst Hamble Point serves as the onshore venue for the sailors during the weekend.

Taking place over the weekend of 29-30 June 2024, participating sailors and organisers will enjoy access to the marinas’ facilities to support their racing, including slipway access for launch and recovery, pontoon access and berthing for the team’s coaching RIBs. Hamble Point Marina also offers boat and sail repairs, as well as several cafes, bars and restaurants within close proximity.

MDL has also agreed to host an additional training camp at Hamble Point Marina later in the year when the Nacra 15 teams will return as part of their winter training programme.

UK Nacra 15 Class

Established in 2015, the Nacra 15 was specifically designed to meet World Sailing’s Mixed Youth Multihull criteria, with teams made up of predominantly mixed-gender pairings under 21 years old. It promotes gender equity and equal opportunities and has become an international fleet, with over 400 boats worldwide.

Part of the Sailing Chandlery UK Nacra 15 National Series, the UK Summer Championships at Hamble Point Marina is one of six events taking place this summer. The series is set to provide various high-speed, tactical racing opportunities, featuring an exciting mix of coastal and inland venues. With racing formats ranging from windward-leeward championship to long-distance endurance formats, it offers a unique challenge amongst youth pathway classes.

MDL Marinas supports the UK Nacra 15 Class.

“In partnering with MDL Marinas, we recognise a shared passion for high-performance youth sailing,” says Ben Harris, UK Nacra 15 Class communications officer. “MDL’s support ensures our sailors can enjoy the excellent class facilities at Hamble Point Marina, with great access to the world-renowned conditions on the Solent.”

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