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 […]

Race day 3: Black-flag-day

Race day 3 at the Dutch Youth Regatta will probably be known as the Black-Flag-Day as both Optimist race courses had to do so many restarts that several times one blackboard wasn’t enough to host all of the sail numbers of those boats who where over the line: the optimist fleet had 67 black flag disqualifications.
There’s one more race day to go and the leaders of the class is still the same in the 29er, Cadet and Laser 4.7. […]

Day 2 races shuffle the leader board

Most of the fleet finished two races on race day 1. As it’s been a difficult day yesterday it’s likely that the results will shuffle on the second day of the event. Today’s races will decide which sailors will qualify for the gold fleet.
Again some amazing weather and luckily a bit more wind today.  Most of the fleet got away for the first race on schedule. Except for the Optimists on course A, they where too eager to get […]

Tricky day on the water at first day

The Dutch Youth Regatta kicked off this morning after the final measurements and registration: 704 youth sailors, 632 boats and 22 nations are competing at this event in Workum, The Netherlands. It’s the first of the 4 days of racing scheduled. For now the Dutch are taking the lead in 4 out of 7 classes.
Instable weather
The venue felt much like the Costa del Sol. Likely the sailors from Curacao are relieved that the sun is out but, it also […]

Welcome on the new Dutch Youth Regatta website

From 5- 8 may 2016 the Dutch Youth Regatta Foundation, in conjunction with the Royal Netherlands Watersport Association (RNWA) and the involved Class Associations, organizes the combined Open Dutch Championships for all participating classes.
The participating classes are: Optimist, Optimist Benjamin, Laser 4.7 Youth, Laser Radial Under-21, Cadet, Splash Blue an 29er.
There will be no differentiation in fleets between Optimist and Optimist Benjamin. We will however publish separate results and rankings for the Optimist Benjamin and there will be an […]

In memoriam Robert van Notten

Dear fellow sailors,
After a severe heart attack the chairman of the Dutch Youth Regatta, Robert van Notten passed away on 18 November 2015.
We will remember Robert as the passionate chairman of the DYR. Each year he succeeded, along with ‘his’ volunteers, in creating an amazing international event: one of the biggest international youth sail racing events in Europe. In his spirit we will continue his passion and we will make sure that the DYR 2016 will be an amazing […]

Dutch Youth Regatta 2015

The event is meant for competitive sailors who go for the Open Dutch Championship in a good en sportive atmosphere in the Optimist, Optimist Benjamin, Laser 4.7 youth, Laser Radial Under-21, RS Feva, 29’er, Cadet, Splash, Techno 293 Under-19 en RS:X youth classes. The DYR has gained a good reputation between large international Regatta’s. It is the aim of the organization to continue or even further improve its good name.
Until the very last race we have seen concentrated sailing […]