RFBYC Sailing Institute
The RFBYC works on a mentor structure where information is shared and passed on to the next generation. On the water, the Youth Racing Squad and Match Racing Squad learn teamwork and communication skills on the BW8 keelboats while learning advanced fleet racing and match racing.
These youth sailors are very lucky to have a pool of talented coaches and mentors in their older peers many are highly skilled match racing sailors who have had success competing on the international match racing stage. They are excellent mentors for the next generation.
Adapting the training programme to suit the group, the Performance Squad participate in valuable Mentoring and Networking sessions with a group of well-regarded older members from RFBYC.
All RFBYC Sailing Institute sailors are involved in specialised and fun sessions such as learning to make sails, rigging and splicing and match racing regattas.
Summer Squad is a new and developing programme open to RFBYC members of all ages. Sailors will learn or advance their match racing skills and some may wish to aim for events both locally and interstate.
WINTER PROGRAMME FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT SAILORS:
Winter Squad runs from May to September each year. Follow the links below for details:
YOUTH RACING SQUAD
For capable young sailors who are current members of a sailing club.
This course aims to develop teamwork and communication skills on the BW8 keelboats. A coach may be on-board the BW8 keelboat with the sailors to assist with learning. Course content includes advanced fleet racing knowledge, valuable for any class of sailboat racing.
Youth Racing Squad sailors will have a lot of fun, make new friends and skills learnt in the small keelboats will provide further opportunities in the sport.
Two weekends of training. Invitation to be involved in the two day Sailing Institute regatta in September and invitation to Sailing Institute Presentation Evening.
Course includes a sail making session with One Sails Perth.
Graduates are invited to enrol in the Match Racing Squad.
MATCH RACING SQUAD
Graduates from the Youth Racing Squad. RFBYC members only.
Eight training sessions in match racing skills. Plus involvement in the two day Sailing Institute Regattas on 1 & 2 September and the Presentation Evening.
Sailors need to have graduated from a Youth Racing Squad course or previously been a Match Racing Squad participant. Match Racing Squad sailors will rotate through teams on the BW8 keelboats learning valuable teamwork, communication and boat handling skills.
Skills learnt will be valuable for any class of sailboat racing.
2019 SAILING INSTITUTE MATCH RACING REGATTA
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2019
All Winter Squad sailors and their families are welcome to be involved.
The RFBYC Sailing Institute would like to acknowledge the following partnerships for the 2019-2020 season:
For information on the RFBYC Sailing Institute please contact Shelley White or Chelsea Hall at the Club.