RMYS Junior Squad

Kids learning to sail Melbourne - RMYS Junior Sailing Squad

2019 ENROLMENTS OPEN

Do you have children between 12 – 17 years that would like to regularly sail? RMYS currently have placements open in our Junior Sailing Squad.
A great opportunity for children of today to be next sailing leaders tomorrow – email Clio Healy

PRE-REQUISITES
All children must have completed the following Sail Training Programs at a minimum before applying for a placement in the RMYS Junior Sailing Squad.

If you would like to learn more about Tackers Training Programs visit the Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy (RMSTA) webpage for course dates and information. If your children have already completed these courses and they wish to develop more skills in sailing they can undertake Start Sailing 1 & 2 through RMSTA ​whilst in the squad.

YOUTH SAILING SQUAD SEASON & SESSION TIMES
8am – 1pm Sundays

​School Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 with extra sessions throughout December leading up to the Stonehaven Cup

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY

  • Introduction to course sailing
  • Introduction to racing
  • Water Safety
  • Sun Safety
  • Working in Teams
  • Sailing competition Skills
  • Team Sausage Sizzle afterwards

WHAT TO BRING

Quote dependent on weather but generally bring;

  • Appropriate wet weather gear like a spray jacket
  • Beanie
  • Sunhat, Zinc, Sunscreen & Sunglasses
  • Aqua Slippers, runners or sandshoes *No thongs allowed
  • Wetsuit (Ask club if hire available)
  • Fitted lifejacket
    *Must be kept on at all times & purchased by parents
    (We have a handful of life jackets available for use during free trials.
    ​  Sizes limited)

Overall it is a fun sailing environment all working towards our big competition – The Stonehaven Cup.

Theory sessions will be applicable when weather is not suitable for sailing. Theory covers;

  • Racing Tactics
  • How to get the best from the boat
  • Working as a team to achieve a goal

LIFETIME SKILLS

  • Universal Sailing Skills
  • Leadsership
  • Teamwork
  • Experience in competing in Junior Regattas
  • Water Safety

STONEHAVEN CUP

The 2018-19 Stonehaven Cup will be hosted by Royal Brighton Yacht Club in the first week of January 2019.
Our Junior Sailing Squad is allows children to work together in teams and be ready to enjoy and participate in this established recognized regatta.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

YOUTH SAILING PARENTS: Junior Sailing Squad enrolments are accepted on the basis of Family / Sailing / Junior Memberships. Parents are required to commit to helping out every weekend during the season/term. Duties may involve BBQ, Radio on site, Rescue Boat Driving, Fundraising.
​For full details ask Clio Healy

CHILD SAFETY

Working with Children Checks: REMINDER
All parents who come to the club are required to obtain a working with children check before the start of the Junior Sailing Program. WWCC is a requirement for all members 18 years and over. There are NO exceptions to this requirement.
  • Start your enrolment at the Working with Children website
  • Register as a volunteer
  • No charge for Volunteer WWCC
  • Passport photo required
  • 100 points of ID required

Present your card to the Junior Sailing Squad Coordinator at the club once received

FREE TRIAL

If you would like to come down for a free trial please contact our Junior Sailing Squad Coordinator Clio Healy via email today.

*Tackers 1 & 2 courses must have been completed to qualify for free trial