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RMYS Junior Squad

2020 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 Colin Burgess

 

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 the Training Programs visit the Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy (RMSTA) webpage for course dates and information.

FREE TRIAL & APPLICATION FORM

If you would like to come down for a free or Join the Junior Squad, please complete the application form.

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

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

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 – RMYS winners 2020

The ultimate challenge reward for all the had work during the year. race against other clubs to win the right to be champion. The 2021 Stonehaven Cup will be hosted by RMYS, early January 2021.
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 enrollments 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 or sailing Coordinator Colin Burgess


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 Colin (Sailing Coordinator) at the club once received