Youth Racing Squad - Winter 2019

Youth Racing Squad 2019

for capable young WA sailors from any Club or class

The RFBYC Sailing Institute works on a mentor structure where information is shared and passed on to the next generation. Youth Racing Squad sailors will have a lot of fun, make new friends and skills learnt in small Keelboats will provide further opportunities in the sport of sailing.

Youth Racing Squad is a Program for WA Youth Sailors to learn the ropes of a Keelboat. This Program is a great way to build skills for future sailing pathways and prepare for the 2020 WA Keelboat Youth Championships. This squad aims to develop teamwork, communication and boat handling skills on the BW8 keelboats.  Course content includes advanced fleet racing knowledge and valuable skills for any class of sailboat racing.

Sailors must be 12 to 18 years of age and have previous Keelboat experience or be a Gold Fleet sailor in a Youth or Junior Class to participate. RFBYC offer the Juniors in Keelboats program yearly for Club members to participate in prior to participating in the Youth Racing Squad. To find out if your son or daughter is eligible for this squad please speak to Shelley or Chelsea. Sailors can participate in the Youth Squad a number of times to build fundamental skills. Spinnakers will be used as a part of this course. 

The squad sessions includes a sail making session at OneSails Perth, a squad text book, squad shirt, five on water sessions, mentoring from some of the best youth sailors in Western Australia, an opportunity to participate in a Fleet Racing mini regatta, lunch on all three days and a barbecue at the presentations on the final session on Sunday the 23rd of June. 

The progression from this squad is the Match Racing Squad. The sailor should have the confidence to safely sail the boat in and out of the pen and to be able to sail the boat safely without an on board coach before progressing to the Match Racing Squad. Sailors completing this program may be invited later in the year to participate in RFBYC Youth Match Racing Squad and receive an invitation to the Sailing Institute Regatta in Sept 2019 as well as other opportunities which may arise.


Course Schedule:

Saturday 15 June 9am- 4pm

Classroom and on the water training.


Sunday 23 June 9am- 4pm

Sail making with One Sails Perth. 

At the One Sail loft in O'Connor. Sailors will be involved in the manufacture of two sails, a 420 jib and a Pacer Dinghy jib.

Mini Regatta

Followed by Sailing Institute BBQ and Presentation

Saturday 29 June

9am-4pm Classroom and on the water training.

Course fee:

$180 RFBYC members
$200 non-members (participants must have a current Australian Sailing number as a current member of an affiliated yacht Club).

Register HERE

Includes squad workbook, team merchandise, use of BW8 keelboats, BBQ,lunches daily option to purchase a Sailing Institute Jacket (Gill Crew Jacket with embroidery).

Questions to the Juniors/ Dinghy office at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.
Shelley White- or 9286 8200.
Chelsea Hall - or 9286 8200.

Proudly supported by:

One Sails Perth