Do you have children between 12 – 17 years that would like to regularly sail? RMYS currently have placements open in our Junior Sailing Squad. Overall it is a fun sailing environment all working towards our big competition – The Stonehaven Cup. A great opportunity for children of today to be next sailing leaders tomorrow – email Colin Burgess
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 come down for a free trial 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
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
Sunhat, Zinc, Sunscreen & Sunglasses
Aqua Slippers, runners or sandshoes* (No thongs allowed
Wetsuit (Ask club if hire available)
Fitted life jacket *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)
Theory sessions will be applicable when weather is not suitable for sailing. Theory covers:
How to get the best from the boat
Working as a team to achieve a goal
Universal Sailing Skills
Experience in competing in Junior Regattas
STONEHAVEN CUP – RMYS Winners 2020 The ultimate challenge reward for all the hard work during the year. Race against other clubs to win the right to be champion. The 2021 Stonehaven Cup was hosted by RMYS, early January 2021.
Our Junior Sailing Squad allows children to work together in teams and be ready to enjoy and participate in this established recognised regatta.
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 contact Sailing Coordinator Colin Burgess.
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.