RFBYC Sailing Institute
Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club is pleased to announce the RFBYC Sailing Institute
We are getting ready for Winter 2017.
Since the conception of the ‘Youth Squad’ programme at RFBYC some 9 years ago, the Club has enjoyed significant success. Launched in 2016, the RFBYC Sailing Institute restructures previous Club activities in to a new modern format. It will also branch further out to include all members in fun and participation activities on the water. The Sailing Institute includes a rejuvenated youth squad programme incorporating match racing and fleet racing. Linking in to this will be programmes for young adult participation,corporate participation and crew for keelboats.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE (registration only, payment made at a later date after confirmation of enrolment)
YOUTH RACING SQUAD
For capable young sailors.
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, 1pm to 5pm. Invitation to be involved in the two day Sailing Institute regatta in September and invitation to Sailing Institute Presentation Evening.
Graduates are invited to enrol in the Match Racing Squad.
MATCH RACING SQUAD
Graduates from the Youth Racing Squad.
Eight training sessions, 1pm to 5pm and invitations to selected sailors to two squad regattas (at least one regatta invitation per sailor). Plus involvement in the two day Sailing Institute Regatta on 2 & 3 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.
Graduates may apply for the Performance Squad and some may be invited to become part of a representative team.
On application and by invitation
14 training sessions from April to September followed by ongoing event support for RFBYC representative match racing teams. Includes three regattas (one full weekend) and Sailing Institute Presentation Evening.
Sailors need to have graduated from a Match Racing Squad course or on presentation of their sailing CV.
Performance Squad sailors may already be representing RFBYC at interstate and international match racing competition or may be looking to follow this pathway.
Financial support is available to teams travelling to represent RFBYC in match racing events that have come through the Performance Squad.
Other members of the squad may be skilled sailors who wish to enjoy the discipline of match racing with their peers and may aspire to further develop their skills and become a crew in keelboat racing.