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

Intermediate & Youth Development Training Information

Welcome to the Youth Development Keelboat Program.

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Youth Development Program was pioneered in 1995 to help develop and enhance young athlete’s sailing skills, as well as providing a pathway for youth sailors between 13-25 years old in Club, National and International events. The club’s commitment to youth sail training has seen graduates go onto sail on the World Match Racing Tour, Olympic Games, Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup, Rolex Sydney to Hobart as well as various professional sailing circuits.

In 2014 the RPAYC continued this commitment to youth sailing by commissioning and launching a new fleet of keelboats, the Elliott 7 one design boats.

2020 Training Course Information

Intermediate Youth Development

Intermediate Youth Development

Intermediate Youth Development

The Intermediate Youth Development Squad Program involves both on & off water training and regatta experience. The program focuses on building core team work dynamics and sail trim techniques. Athletes will focus on refining their skillsets in the following areas: 

  • Understand and developing keelboat boat handling skills including the dynamics of both asymmetrical and symmetrical spinnakers.
  • 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 Regattas & Interclub events.

The IYD program runs over five training days and selective regatta competition and is open to members & non-members with participants selected by RPAYC’s coaching Team.

Expressions of Interest OPEN

Course Outline Details

The Program

The Program:

The Intermediate Youth Development Program consists of 14 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
  • 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 in club racing
Dates
Training & Regatta Sessions
Application Details

Youth Development

Youth Development

Youth Development

The Youth Development Fleet & Match Racing Squad Program involces both on and off water training, including club & regatta competition. The program focuses on improving existing sailing skills in fleet racing one design disciplines and introduction to Match Racing development. Focusing on building core team work dynamics and advanced sail trim techniques. Athletes will focus and refine their skillsets in the following areas:

  • Developing advanced keelboat boat handling skills including the dynamics of both asymmetrical and symmetrical spinnakers.
  • Adavnced sail trim. 
  • Understanding and putting into play the Racing Rules of Sailing and Match Racing tactics.
  • Physical fitness through weekly gym sessions and nutritional goals.
  • Creating a knowledge base for youth sailors in boat ownership and maintenance.
  • Gym Fitness and nutritional goals.
  • Campaign planning. 
  • Competition in the Clubs One Design & Sports Boat Regatta's.
  • Competition in the Clubs winter Centreboard racing program.
  • Involvement in all club activities ranging from Race Management, Volunteer Coaching and crewing on members keelboats.
  • Competition in home and away selection regatta's.

The Youth Development Program runs from June through to October and is open to members & non-members (difference is Youth Membership) with participants selected by RPAYC’s coaching Team.

Youth Development Program Enquiry

About RPAYC

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.