RFBYC Sailing Institute

    

We are getting ready for WINTER SQUADS 2018

 

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. 

 

WINTER PROGRAMME FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT SAILORS:

Follow the links below for squad details and enrolment. 

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.

We are planning another sailmaking session with One Sails too as well as other exciting opportunites. Stay tuned while we build the programme for 2018. 

Graduates are invited to enrol in the Match Racing Squad. 

BEGINS ON SATURDAY 9 JUNE 2018. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ENROLMENT

 

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.
The course will give them the confidence to crew on yachts and further their opportunities in sailing. Some may wish to follow the pathway through to match racing events and try out for representative teams. Most importantly the sailors will enjoy the time with their peers and develop new networks.

Skills learnt will be valuable for any class of sailboat racing.

BEGINS ON SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2018.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ENROLMENT

 

ADVANCED MATCH RACING SQUAD

Match Racing Squad sailors by invitation. RFBYC members only. 

Sailors training in the Match Racing Squad who have established a team and are demonstrating the required level of skill and sportsmanship may be invited to an additional programme in August. 

The Advanced Match Racing Squad will focus on teamwork and assit with planning and preparation for future event goals either locally, interstate or overseas. This group will be encouraged to continue through to the Summer Squad.

BY INVITATION, BEGINNING IN AUGUST 2018

 

2018 SAILING INSTITUTE MATCH RACING REGATTA

Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September 2018

All Winter Squad sailors and their families are welcome to be involved. 

 

PERFORMANCE SQUAD

Programme tailored for young adult sailors.

Mentor programme will begin on 30 May 2018.

  • Professional sailing pathway / events / self promotion - with Kinley Fowler, Graeme Spence and Andy Fethers. Led by Ben Durham and attended by our Club member mentors. 
  • Leading teams / marine industry skills / career pathways. 

INVITATIONS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED FOR THIS PROGRAMME. 

Please get in touch with Susan Ghent at the Club if you would like to be involved. Click HERE to email Suzzi.

 

SUMMER SQUAD 2018-2019:

Summer Squad will be open to capable sailors of any age who are keen to participate in match racing training. 

Sailors may wish to aim for the RFBYC JESS Match Cup, scheduled for Saturday 1, Sunday 2 and Monday 3 December 2018 or other events. 

For information please contact Susan Ghent or Chelsea Hall from the Yachting Operations department.

INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW CLOSER TO THE SUMMER SEASON........

 

The RFBYC Sailing Institute would like to ackowledge the following partnerships for the 2018-2019 season:

        

 

For information on the RFBYC Sailing Institute please contact Susan Ghent or Chelsea Hall at the Club.