Junior Exchange Sailing Scheme

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Newsletter #3 - Norway

Newsletter #2 - Denmark

Newsletter # 1 - Week 1 Kiel


2016 JESS Tour

The Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club is immensely proud of the fact that it has maintained Huck Scott’s original concept and has now encouraged some 154 young boys and girls to experience travelling and competing internationally.

The JESS programme is a unique annual event, which offers young yachtsmen and women an opportunity to not only improve their skills as sailors but to develop their character and leadership qualities.

No worthwhile personal achievement comes without application and hard work.  As a member of a JESS team it is no different.  Participants must be prepared to make sacrifices and apply themselves to the prescribed training programmes, which, from experience, have proved essential.  Those who do so will have participated in a venture that is not only very worthwhile but the memories will stay with them forever.

The JESS Experience is demanding on the sailors, clubs, parents and team leaders, but the rewards are rich. 

The experience for the sailors is a “once in a life time” event.

Team Members

This is the first time in the history of JESS an all 'girl' team has been put together.  We are very proud to welcome the following sailors on board:

Holly Hunt | Sarah Hales | Sophie Townes | Farrah Corrigan | Kaiella Taylor | Laura Carmichael

Meet the Girls

Newsletter #1 & Bios

Coach:  David Mann  Manager:  Morgan Skinner

Newsletter #2

Fundraising Initiatives

Raffle Tickets:  100 x 100 Raffle | Dinner Around Perth Raffle

Dinner Around Perth Raffle - Drawn 12/6/2016

Winner:  Ticket No. 0519  G Murphy - 0400 384 265

100 x 100 Raffle - Drawn 12/6/2016

1st Prize - $2,500 Ticket No. 0027  S Kirby - 0429 916 756 C/- Taylor Family

2nd Prize - $1,500 Ticket No. 0076  Rod Bonnel - 0448 963 070

3rd Prize - $500  Ticket No. 0028  C Pain - 0408 217 146 C/- Taylor Family

Saracen Estate Wines

F-Exx Spray System

Donation through the Australian Sports Foundation

Gill Clothing Order Form | Zhik Clothing Order Form

Fundraising Events

Quiz Night - Friday, 6 May:  Hillarys Yacht Club:  On-Line Booking

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle - Saturday, 7 May at Claremont 08:00 - 16:00.

Quiz Night:  Friday, 20 May:  RFBYC: On-Line Booking

You may like to consider donating gift certificates, autographed memorabilia, hampers or any valuable merchandise that you can provide. If you are able to donate, please contact casey.walsh@rfbyc.asn.au by no later than 16 May.  Your donation item can be delivered to RFBYC from 17 May.

Farewell Breakfast:  Sunday, 12 June:  RFBYC:  On-Line Booking


Kieler Woche Germany:  18 June - 21 June

European Championships, Norway:  29 June - 4 July

IDM Medemblik, Netherlands:  14 July - 17 July


For further information, please contact:

RFBYC Yachting Operation's Manager - Debbie Blaauw

JESS Administrator - Casey Walsh

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