16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106   Tel: 61 2 9998 3700


16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106
Tel: 61 2 9998 3700


Intermediate Youth Development Applications Open

Invitation to register for the RPAYC's Intermediate Youth Development Squad training program.  Take your sailing to the next level!       

The Intermediate Youth Development Squad Program consists of up to sixteen  sessions involving both on & off water training and regatta experience. The program focuses on  building core team work dynamics and advanced sail trim techniques. Athletes will focus on refining  their skillsets in the following areas:
•     Understand and developing advanced keelboat boat handling skills including the dynamics of  both asymmetrical and symmetrical spinnakers
•     Fleet Race training and Regatta experience
•     Developing a deeper understanding and knowledge base of the Racing Rules of Sailing
•     Implementing changes from dinghy fleet racing tactics to keelboat racing
•     Execution of better teamwork dynamics
•     Brief introduction into match racing
•     Gain regatta experience at the One-Design & Interclub events
•     Gain experience of sailing keelboats via crewing on Members Boats
18-20 April                            Three day Training Program - Easter School Holiday Period
9-10 July                                Two day Training Program - Winter School Holiday Period
21-22 April                            One-Design & Sports Boat Autumn Regatta (RPAYC)
3 June                                     NCYC Interclub Challenge (Regatta)
10 June                                  CYCA Interclub Challenge (Regatta)
17 June                                  RSYS Interclub Challenge (Regatta)
24 June                                  RPAYC Interclub Challenge (Regatta)
7-8 July                                  One-Design & Sports Boat Winter Regatta (RPAYC)
15-16 September                 David Lukins Memorial Match Racing Regatta (RPAYC)
The program will be run over five training days from 0900 to 1600 and will be conducted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s coaching team lead by Club Coach Tom Spithill  with instructors provided for each boat from the RPAYC’s Youth Development Squad program. Each day will comprise of theory sessions and on water sessions.
Six fleet racing regattas are scheduled over the duration of the program, 
with regattas staged at The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Cruising 
Yacht Club of Australia and Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club. A carpool service will be organized for 
an away event. Due to there being only two teams allocated for each club at the interclub regatta, 
this will mean only up to ten of the IYD squad will be able to sail on the day. Each participant 
will do at least one interclub regatta.
For the RPAYC’s One Design & Sports Boat Regattas, the entire squad will compete in these events. 
One team will be selected within the squad to sail in the David Lukins Match Racing Regatta.
Sailors must be between the ages of 13-17 years old and have demonstrated sailing ability at a club level. It is also desirable, but not essential that applicants have experience in keelboats. All applications will be 
assessed on merit for the available positions. Course participants will be limited to twenty  applicants.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, 23 March 2018 with successful applicants notified by 
Friday, 30 March
2018, if not beforehand.

For further information visit: http://www.rpayc.com.au/youth-development-progam/the-intermediate-yd-program

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The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC is a yacht racing and sailing club based on Pittwater.

The yacht club offers year round inshore and offshore racing, cruising, centreboard dinghy racing, sail training and courses plus has a large marina accommodating up to 352 vessels.

There is also a modern boatyard with comprehensive marine services to help maintain your vessel.

Membership, including family membership is now available.

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