The NENSA U16 Eastern Championships began modestly in 1992 has grown into one of the highlights of the season for junior athletes. Each New England state and New York can qualify their fastest 24 – U16 (Ages: 14-15) year old boys and girls. Four races take place over 2 1/2 days. Seeded wave starts ensure match racing at its finest. This event will typically see invited entries from other regions within the US and Canada.
In light of the pandemic, U16 Championships has moved to a state-based model for 2021. NENSA will work with each state to host championship events that fits safely within their state’s COVID guidelines. Plans are in the works for the exact format of these events but will likely include a unique challenge event in addition to racing, with metrics that facilitate competition between the states. We are actively working towards a concrete plan within this new structure and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we all navigate this new world. Our goal is to offer fun, inclusive, and, above all, safe events this season. We will keep you posted as our planning progresses and we have more details to share!
Official host for 2022 is the Fort Kent Outdoor Center in Fort Kent, Maine.