British Classic Week has announced a partnership with the Tall Ships Youth Trust. As the regatta’s official charity partner for 2021, the Tall Ships Youth Trust will be integrated into all aspects of the week, from sailing to socialising and fundraising.
Organised by the British Classic Yacht Club, the 19th edition of British Classic Week will take place in Cowes from 17 – 24 July and will welcome classic yachts from across the UK, Europe and further afield. The regatta comprises a six-race series alongside a busy social programme.
The UK’s oldest and largest sail training charity, the Tall Ships Youth Trust, enables young people to fulfil their life potential through adventures at sea. By bringing together crews from different social backgrounds and taking them on residential sailing voyages, the Tall Ships Youth Trust supports young people aged 12 – 25.
Commodore of BCYC, Jonathan Dyke, said: “Young people need our support more than ever right now and as such we are working on ways to fully integrate the charity into British Classic Week. Fundraising will play a key part, complemented by raising awareness. We also hope to get some young people out on the water to give them first-hand experience of a world-class regatta.”
Entry for the 2021 British Classic Week opens in April. The racing will be organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron and will include a schedule of varied courses, including the popular NAB Tower race. Criteria for entry is IRC classic yachts of 24ft and over or modern classic, Spirit of Tradition yachts.
Founded in 2001, the BCYC will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2021 and the club will mark the occasion during British Classic Week.