Saturday 30 April was the first training day for the 2022 Youth Development squad programs.
Saturday’s training session was a fantastic start with five of the RPAYC Elliott 7’s taking to the water, showing some huge signs of improvement with symmetrical spinnaker handling.
There are 25 sailors participating across the Intermediate Youth Development program and the senior Youth Development squad. Many sailors are mreturning for their second or third year, and we are also delighted to welcome some new members to RPAYC to participate! It has been a difficult couple of years with many cancelled events, but our current group of sailors are enthusiastic to work together as a team and take on the opportunities ahead of them.
It is to exciting see the depth of talent amongst this years Youth Development squad. It won’t be long before the teams will be taking on their first Youth Match Racing events, with the Hardy Cup (RSYS) and HARKEN Youth International Match Racing Cup (RNZYS, Auckland NZ).
RPAYC’s Youth Development Program was pioneered in 1993 to help develop and enhance young athlete’s sailing skills, as well as providing a pathway for youth sailors between 13-25 years old in Club, National and International events.
Intermediate Youth Development