Honda RYA Youth Rib Championship 2006 sponsored by Honda, Ribcraft
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 club.
Clubs and organisations that wish to participate hold local heats
at their premises to determine who they put forward for their regional
finals. There are 16 regional finals and winner in each age group (8-12
and 13-16) takes part in the national final.
Any club/organisation that wishes to participate can hold a local heat.
The club/organisation runs a competition at their premises, using
their own boats, from which the clubs/organisations puts forward
their winners to their Regional Final, in one or both of the age
groups. Guidelines on how to hold a local heat are available.
The Regional finals, sixteen in all, are held at clubs/organisations with
suitable facilities. The RYA helps the club organise the event and attends
to the logistics and administration needed to run the regional final. Where
possible the RYA will attend and support the event with promotional materials
and two Honda powered Ribcraft to be used by the competitors.
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
At the Regional finals trophies and other prizes are presented for the first,
second and third places in each category. At the National final the Ribcraft
are awarded to the winners respective club/organisation and the winners
receive a trophy and further prizes.
For full details on how to enter, the venues of local heats etc visit: RYA