Over the course of this week, the Centre will welcome hundreds of participants as part of the National School Sailing Association National Youth Regatta as Plymouth Youth Sailing hosts this annual event.

In line with strict covid secure measures both on and off the water, young sailors in single or double handed dinghies will race daily in Plymouth Sound.

Alex King, Centre Director for the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre said

“We look forward to the Centre once again working closely with Plymouth Youth Sailing to welcome another national event to Plymouth this summer. Whilst no mean feat to be able to host this event given the current covid climate, I can assure you that we have been, are, and will be working hard, and doing our collective best, to deliver the best experience we can against the backdrop of these wider challenges that we cannot influence.

Two weeks ago the Sound played host to elite athletes as part of the SailGP season and this week will see youth sailors take part in the National Youth Regatta – Plymouth’s waters really are for all to experience, compete, learn and enjoy.”

Plymouth was recently successful in securing £9.5 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the UK’s first National Marine Park. Mount Batten peninsula and the Centre has been identified as a gateway for on water professional and recreational activities and we look forward to being a key partner in the development of the National Marine Park in the months and years to come.

** Due to the National Youth Regatta this week please note that parking at the Centre will be very limited. The Lookout will be open daily serving food and drinks should you wish to enjoy a take-away whilst watching the races from the peninsula.