BLAIRGOWRIE YACHT SQUADRON
YOUTH SAIL TRAINING - RACING SQUAD, 12-17 YEARS
The next step of their journey.
The BYS Youth Sail Training – Racing Squad is designed for youth sailors aged 12-17 who have progressed through the BYS Junior Sail Training program or a similar pathway at another club, and who are looking to further develop their boat-handling and racing skills in a new class of boat.
Our youth sailors require their own personal boat, with the majority of our squad using Lasers, Sabres and Aeros, however two-handed dinghies such as 420s are also welcome. The program is run by qualified Australian Sailing coaches and runs for over summer from November 2021 – February 2022. To get involved youth sailors must be water-confident and have the skills, knowledge and experience gained from completing the Sail Training pathway.
If you would like to chat about getting your teen into sailing, simply call the Sailing Office on 03 5925 9620. Registrations are now open.
YOUTH SAIL TRAINING - RACING SQUAD
The Youth Sail Training Program
This program has a special focus on acquiring the skills needed to compete in racing, and all our youth sailors are strongly encouraged to engage in BYS club racing, as well as participate in regattas held throughout the season. Club off the beach racing runs from 1 October – 30 April. Saturday’s are our main race day, but there is plenty of opportunity to join racing across the summer.
What equipment is needed?
Sailors will need to have their own boat and sailing gear including lifejacket, wetsuit and boots. Dinghy storage on the lawn and racks is available on application.
Our Sail Training team can share advice if you’re considering which class of boat is right for you.
When does Youth Sail Training – Racing Squad start?
Youth Sail Training runs over the summer sailing season, commencing in November and concluding in February each year. We sail weekly on Sunday mornings from 10 am – 1 pm. From after Christmas through January we sail on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons from 1 – 4 pm to make the most of summer, before reverting back to Sunday morning session for February.
First Child $400 inc GST*
Second Child $380 inc GST*
Third Child $360 inc GST*
Non BYS Member $550 inc GST*
*There is an additional A$ fee of $17.50 at registration