JUNIOR SAILING PATHWAYS AT RMYS
The Squadron maintains an active involvement with the development of junior sailors through the Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy (RMSTA) and through coaching groups for junior classes and teenage sailing in the RS Quests.
Coaching Sessions: Before undertaking coaching and racing, junior members are required to be involved in Tackers 1 & 2 “learn to sail” program. These courses and coaching sessions are conducted by the Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy (RMSTA) using accredited sail trainers and provide the skills and confidence junior sailors need before going further with dinghy racing.
Off-the-beach training / Junior Fleet: Off-the-beach training, coaching and racing, is conducted all year round and you can contact our Junior Sailing Coordinator, Clio Healy by email to enquire or enrol. The Squadron is rebuilding a junior racing fleet based around popular dinghy classes such as the Optimist & Bic O’pen. These junior members have undertaken Tackers training and are coached in the Green Fleet. Junior fleet racing on weekends is planned for during the year as well the hosting of regatta events for supported classes such as the Optimist & Bic O’pen.
Quests: The participants in the Stonehaven Cup Regatta, specifically for the RS Quests which is conducted annually in yacht clubs around Australia. This volunteer-based coaching program is conducted on Sunday mornings between 9am – 1pm all year. At about age 13 years, the Junior sailors would normally move to a Quest, first as crew and then later as skipper. Older members of Junior sailing are often sought to sail on Full Members’ keelboats and are able to apply the experience and knowledge gained in dinghies, as the principles of sailing remain the same between different size boats. To find out more about the Junior Fleet that represent Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron please enquire through the Sailing Coordinator, Clio Healy at the club.
Schools Sailing: The Squadron is actively involved in delivering school sailing programs and these are organized by the Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy(RMSTA). The Squadron has also become involved in Schools Teams Racing events and hosts the Victorian State Teams Racing Championships within St Kilda Harbour each year.
E X P L O R E G A L L E R I E S & V I D E O S
Kids learning to sail in Tackers, Greenfleet and Youth Dinghy courses (Start Sailing 1 and Dinghy Course 2) conducted by Leigh and Robyn from Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy here at RMYS
Learn to Race Stage 2 for Juniors (Tackers 1 & 2 Courses required)
RMYS Junior Squad under a youth sailing program on RS Quests most Sunday mornings at 8am – 11pm here at RMYS.
National Child Protection Policy & LAVic Child Safe Code of ConductRoyal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS) and Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy (RMSTA) are committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in sailing within the sailing community. The National Child Protection Policy provides the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron Body and its members, guidance to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all children in sailing and to assist with the obligations under child protection laws.
To view the National Child Protection Policy, please click here
Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron and its affiliated Centres comply with Victorian Child Safe legislation. The Child Safe Code of Conduct outlines appropriate standard behaviours by adults towards children. The code aims to protect children, reducing the opportunity for abuse or harm to occur.