Dutch Youth Regatta introduces its new website and registration

Welcome to the new website of the Dutch Youth Regatta. Via our new website you are always up to date with the latest news, race documents and information about accommodation. Like previous years, we are also present on Facebook, Twitter and many other social media channels. Check our social media wall to get a live overview on the latest news.
This year we will introduce a brand new registration procedure. All sailors will need a account to register. Once registered […]

Participating classes DYR 2018

We’re happy to announce the participating classes for the Dutch Youth Regatta 2018.
Participating classes are:
– Optimist
– Optimist Benjamin / Under-12
– Cadet
– RS Feva
– Splash Blue
– Laser 4.7 Youth
– Laser Radial
– Laser Standard
– 29er
– Nacra 15
– RS:X Youth
All classes, except the RS Feva class, will sail the Open Dutch Championships during the Dutch Youth Regatta 2018. For the RS Feva and 29er class the DYR is part of the Eurocup series.
The organization is well on its way, we have selected experiences race committees and there will be an international Jury. We’re […]

Winners crowned at the Dutch Youth Regatta 2017

The Dutch Youth Regatta concluded after four days of racing. On the final day it was still all to play for in most of the 9 youth classes. Not only for the title Open Dutch Champion but also for the several countries to qualify for the championship later this year.
During the first two days the main goal for the sailors in the Optimist and Splash class is to qualify themselves for the highest group […]

Recap day 3

Day 3 is the first finals day! There’s more wind than the previous days so the sailors are excited for some action! Around 10 AM all the boats are launching and heading to the race course. Around 11 AM races started in 12-15 knots and again a clear blue sky: Workum is treating us well! The wind dropped again at the end of the day, but plenty races have been sailed.
Photos can be found here
Videos here

The Live Blog […]

Report day 2

The weather looks promising again on Friday morning, but the downside of this beautiful weather is that it will affect the wind big time. The sailors do head out on schedule, but after some waiting they’re being sent back in. But it’s worthwhile waiting as after a few hours postponement the sailors are launching again. The wind picks up to even above 10 knots in the end. The Lasers and RS Feva can complete 3 more races, the High […]

Report day 1

While in the morning and after the races there where only a few knots of wind, soon after the official opening a nice breeze kicked in here at the IJsselmeer at Workum.  Even the race officers mentioned on the radio that they where slightly jealous at the young sailors: the best conditions they could wish for!
It’s been busy at their Course A. At first it seems like the sailor where […]


Personalize your Windesign Roller Bag with sailnumber and name! A special offer for all DYR competitors
Place your order now at or visit the Windesign shop during the Dutch Youth Regatta
EX2622 – Roller bag, 66 x 37 x 36 cm, 88 liter – € 102,00
EX2624 – Roller bag, 74 x 43 x 39 cm, 124 liter – € 115,5
Waterresistant roller bags with aluminum telescopic and locking handles. Both are made of durable 1000D waterproof pvc cloth.
– PX-10 sailcloth pockets with velcro tabs on […]

Special offer for Optimist sailors

A special offer for all DYR competitors. Order your new Optimax Sail now at and get:
– FREE measurement
– FREE fitted numbers
– FREE delivery @ DYR
Order deadline: May 18th
DYR DEAL: € 299,00
Optimax Sails:
Optimax CERO
Sailor weight < 35kg
A flat sail designed for lightweight sailors
Optimax UNO
Sailor weight 35-45kg
A fuller sail designed for medium weight sailors
Optimax DOS
Sailor weight > 45kg
A powerful sail designed for the heavier sailors
For all information:

Notice to Competitors 001 DYR 2017

Due to the overwhelming number of Optimist entries the Organising Committee decided to add an extra fleet of 88 Optimist juniors (born before 2006). The Dutch Youth Regatta 2017 is now open for a maximum of 440 Optimist juniors and 176 Optimist Benjamins (born in 2006 and later). All Optimist sailors currently on the waiting list can compete in this year regatta.
This year the Optimist juniors and Optimist Benjamin will race on a separate course. This way we can […]