Musto is encouraging youngsters to send media entries about sailing to the Yachting Journalists’ Association’s Young Bloggers Competition.

The top prize is a £100 Musto voucher plus an item of their choice from the classy British Sailing Team merchandise collectioncheck it out here – to be awarded at the RYA Dinghy Show in March next year.

Says Nick Houchin from Musto: “We’re involved in all levels of sailing, from grass roots youth sailing to supplying the official kit for ocean racing professionals and the British Sailing Team, so it’s very rewarding for us to encourage the next generation of reporters to share their enthusiasm. “

Digby Fox of the YJA adds: “I’ve always loved the media side of our sport, it’s full of great characters and stories and it’s so visual. I thought the recent batch of media coming off the Volvo Ocean Race boats was outstanding, so maybe this will be a stepping stone in that direction.”

If you’re under 21, send a blog, article, video, photo or audio piece to by December 31st to enter. If the file is over 10 Megs, use a WeTransfer link.

The Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA) is the top marine media professionals’ network, recognised worldwide. Shortlisted entries to the competition will receive a 2019 photo ID Press Card for free access to boat shows.


Terms and Conditions

Entrants must be under the age of 21 on December 31, 2018. Entries close at Midnight UTC on December 31, 2018. Entrants can submit multiple entries to the competition

The YJA reserves the right to publish entries – with full credits – on the YJA web site and to offer submissions to publishers and producers free of charge to promote your work and the competition on other media related web sites.

Competition entries must be produced entirely by the entrant. The YJA reserves the right to reject entries that show plagiarism or outside assistance, and where complex post-production techniques have been employed, entrants may be required to provide a detailed description of how these were achieved.