92nd Stonehaven Cup
92nd Stonehaven Cup
In January 2021, Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron will host the 92nd Stonehaven Cup – the longest continuously contested junior one-design dinghy trophy in Australian yachting.
The Stonehaven Cup is a friendly competition for boys and girls under the age of 19 years who represent their respective participating clubs. It involves 3-crew sailing in the new RS Quest dinghies.
The Stonehaven Cup itself is won by an individual boat. However, clubs may also nominate a team of three boats to contest the Otto A. Meik Perpetual Teams Trophy. Scores for the teams event are calculated from the placings of the team boats in the Stonehaven Cup races, including the invitation races.
The Youth Program as it is managed at RMYS is aimed at teenagers of secondary school age between 12 and 18 years old. The focus of the program is sail training, racing, having adventures and making friends. The program aims for an equal spread of boys and girls and takes them at any skill level. The only pre-requisite is their desire to have fun with new friends and embrace the program.
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Beginners typically go racing from day one on club owned boats to help keep costs down for participants and their families. The three or four person platform with three sails (main, jib and spinnaker) allows participants to progress through the roles on the boat as their skills develop. The pathway in is as a beginner, an experienced teenager or as an experienced junior.
The 92nd Stonehaven Cup in 2021 will see young sailors from Royal Brighton Yacht Club, King Island Boat Club, Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St Helen’s Sailing Squadron and hopefully some other clubs who have recently acquired their own RS Quests.
An open division will also be run during the event with the primary objective being to provide opportunities for less experienced people to be introduced to the Stonehaven Cup competition and community. Open to all ages, it allows Quest owners who are not in the youth section to race.
There are plenty of options. You are all welcome, so get your crew together and get down here. for entry details.
For more details, please contact Stonehaven Cup Regatta Manager, Matt Solly or Colin Burgess 03 09534 0227 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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