RYA Onboard – JMST Award 2013 / 2014/ 2017

2017 -News of Award made by RYA in partnership with JMST (The John Merrick’s Sailing Trust )
For a 3rd time CAYC was particularly excited that a member of our Club received this award in NI region: Alistair Todd
Alistair attended his first RYA Youth Championships in a Club owned Topper. The Regatta fleet were able to complete some fun racing. The Junior and Youth were unable to take to the water due to strong winds both days.
17 CAYC Members attended. The Club Trophy was not competed for, and remains within CAYC until September 2018.
The Two existing JMST Toppers awarded to the Club in 2013/ 2014 have been assigned to two keen young sailors for the coming season.
2014 – News of Award made by RYA in partnership with JMST (The John Merrick’s Sailing Trust )
For a 2nd Year CAYC was particularly excited that a member of our Club received this award in NI region: Manon Ellis.
Manon attended her first RYA Youth Championships in a Club owned Topper.
21 CAYC Members competed winning the Club Trophy, a fantastic achievement with many attending for the first time.
2013 – News of Award made by RYA in partnership with JMST (The John Merrick’s Sailing Trust )
Link : Sail World reports JMST (Aspiring young sailors have been awarded boats and windsurfers, donated by the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST), the official charity partner of the RYA OnBoard (OB) programme, in the first year of an exciting new scheme.)

In September 2013 at the RYANI Youth Championships : Non-boat owning juniors, racing for the first time in the Regatta fleets could submit an application to the JMST which had set up a scheme to donate 50 dinghies over 5 years to RYA Onboard Organisations; to support training establishments and young enthusiastic sailors.
The dinghy when awarded is for the exclusive use by the candidate for 2 years. Following this period the dinghy then reverts to the Club, wholly owned and to be utilised for training  by the Club thereby offering more opportunities to the membership of a very new dinghy… even after 2 years. (our existing Toppers  are maybe 10-15 years old or more )
Although RYA N.Ireland does not run the Onboard schemes, 1 dinghy was to be allocated to the NI region.
The selection criteria of all applications was reviewed and a short list confirmed. At this point CAYC as a Club was then invited to support the application in terms of whether we could offer the race training programmes and support for the individual to develop.
The Club is delighted to have received the news that Amy Armstrong was the successful candidate in N.Ireland.

Amy Armstrong and Commodore -Stephen Foster (JMST Topper)