Class Training

Class Training

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Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Class Training

Training for development dinghy classes is offered to RPAYC members through the Alfred’s Discover Sailing Centre & Training Academy, and approved training partners. 

The RPAYC Discover Sailing Centre & Training Academy provides training services to members up to the Junior Green Fleet level. This training aims to develop confidence and boat handling skills for sailors to participate in club racing. Junior Green Fleet supports the ‘Optimist’ dinghy for sailors who wish to sail single-handed, and the ‘Manly Junior’ for double-handed dinghy sailing.

Additional development training is offered to members through approved training partners for Optimists, 29ers, Waszps and Windsurfers.

To participate you will require your own boat, or you can apply to lease a club training boat for a short basis through our Halvorsen Lease Scheme. Contact our Sailing Office for more information about the ‘Halvo’ lease program. 

Junior Green Fleet

The RPAYC Junior Green Fleet training program is an opportunity for club youth members to continue sailing, following their completion of the ‘Tackers’ learn to sail courses. Training is conducted in single handed Optimist or double-handed Manly Junior dinghies. 

The ‘Green Fleet’ sailing level is focused on improving a sailor’s boat handling techniques, building confidence and independence on the water, and introducing basic racing knowledge for taking part in further club sailing activities. By the end of this program, sailors will be confident sailing their boat in stronger breezes and be self-sufficient in launching and retrieving off the club ramp. Sailors will move into the  Intermediate fleet Centreboard Racing upon the Instructors recommendation.

Junior Green Fleet training is conducted on Sundays. The training fleet does not compete in racing each week, however if the weather is suitable and the instructors are in support of the group, the sailors may try racing in the final week of the program.

October to December 2022
08:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Sun 16 Oct 2022
Sun 23 Oct 2022
Sun 30 Oct 2022
Sun 06 Nov 2022
Sun 13 Nov 2022
Sun 27 Nov 2022
Sun 04 Dec 2022
Sun 11 Dec 2022

Please note, there is no training on Sun 20 Nov due to the HARKEN Int’l Match Racing Regatta, hosted at RPAYC. 

29er Skiff Training

Training delivered by ‘HM Sailing’

RPAYC is pleased to welcome HM Sailing as the club’s 29er class training partner. 29er training is delivered on-site at RPAYC. 

Upcoming Training
Sunday’s: 2:15pm – 6:15pm
14 Aug  |  28 Aug  |  4 Sep  |  11 Sep  |  18 Sep

Optimist 'Intermediate' & 'Open Fleet' Training

Training delivered by ‘Brewer Racing’

Intermediate Optimist training is the final step before joining the Open Fleet. The Intermediate stage; sailors will have experience of racing and learn and use racing strategies, as well as develop good boat speed. Most sailors will be racing regularly at club events and setting goals for interclub competitions.

Intermediate & Open Fleet training is offered by our partner Brewer Racing Pty Ltd.

Enquire with Rob Brewer at: rob@brewerracing.com 

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club offers Members class training in a variety of development dinghy classes subject to registrations received. Classes may include the Optimists the Flying Ant Classes with an aim to develop confidence in boat handling techniques and skills for sailing around a course.

To participate you will require your own boat, or you can apply to lease a club training boat for a short basis through our Halvorsen Lease Scheme. Contact our Sailing Office for more information about the ‘Halvo’ lease program. 

Additional Class training is provided for Optimist Intermediate, Open, 29er, Windsurf and Waszp Classes via our approved training providers. 

View training details and register below. Please note that RPAYC are using RevSport Australian Sailing System for all training programs. Register under the participants’ name only.

2021/22 Program Information

Junior Green Fleet

The RPAYC Junior Green Fleet training program is an opportunity for club youth members to continue sailing, following their completion of the ‘Tackers’ learn to sail courses. Training is conducted in single handed (Optimist) or selected double-handed dinghies. 

The ‘Green Fleet’ sailing level is focused on improving a sailor’s boat handling techniques, building confidence and independence on the water, and introducing basic racing knowledge for taking part in further club sailing activities. By the end of this program, sailors will be confident sailing their boat in stronger breezes and be self-sufficient in launching and retrieving off the club ramp. Sailors will move into the  Intermediate fleet Centreboard Racing upon the Instructors recommendation.

Junior Green Fleet training is conducted on Sundays. The training fleet does not compete in racing each week, however if the weather is suitable and the instructors are in support of the group, the sailors may try racing in the final week of the program.

2021/22 RPAYC TRAINING PROGRAM

Training & Youth Sailing Pathway

Junior Green Fleet

The RPAYC runs a Junior Green Fleet Training Program that is designed to integrate new sailors and families from the Learn to Sail Tackers Program into becoming long term, quality sailors, members and volunteers of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. This is an exciting time with much for both the sailor and their parents to learn. You will soon see the difference between the Tackers boats and a racing dinghy.

Training will build upon a sailors knowledge, introducing basic seamanship, boat handling and building their confidence in a wider range of conditions. The training Program is a goal driven program helping young athletes work toward set goals to improve their skills in a fun and safe environment. By the end of this program sailors will be confident sailing their boat in stronger breezes and be self-sufficient launching and retrieving off the club ramp and can move into the Intermediate fleet upon the Instrcutors recommendation.

Junior Green Fleet training is conducted on Sundays. The training fleet does not compete in racing each week, however if the weather is suitable and the instructors are in support of the group, the sailors may try racing in the final week of the program.

Optimist Training – Intermediate & Open Fleet

Intermediate Optimist training is the final step before joining the Open Fleet. The Intermediate stage; sailors will have experience of racing and learn and use racing strategies, as well as develop good boat speed. Most sailors will be racing regularly at club events and setting goals for interclub competitions.

By the time sailors have completed this program, they will be competing in weekly Club racing and will have competed in at least 1 state level event. They should be setting some goals around other events as a way to keep improving during their transition to the Open Fleet sailing.

Intermediate & Open Fleet training is offered by our partner Brewer Racing Pty Ltd. Enquire with Rob Brewer at: rob@brewerracing.com 

29er Class Training

RPAYC is pleased to welcome HM Sailing as the club’s 29er class training partner. HM Sailing is an established training provider, led by Harry Morton.  

For further information, please contact HM Sailing: https://hmsailing.com.au/

Flying Ant Youth Training Fleet

Flying Ant training is a pathway for sailors transitioning from a single-handed dinghy into a double-handed boat, and will assist sailors in developing the basic skills to be a competent Flying Ant sailor. The program will also provide an opportunity for potential skippers and crews to be paired in an ongoing team pairing combination.

Sailors will rotate on the water between a coach RIB and the club’s fleet of Flying Ants. The objective of the training is to introduce skiff sailing techniques and knowledge of rigging and de-rigging the Flying Ants. Participants are welcome to sail on their own boat with an existing crewing partnership.

Laser Fleet

Laser Training Fleet focuses on boat handling skills. During the program they touch on racing skills and strategy but the focus is heavily boat handling oriented. Laser Training Fleet Sailors need to purchase their own Laser and become an RPAYC Youth/Adult Member.

The Laser Training Fleet is a fantastic option for children and adults alike to learn to sail a Laser or to develop their boat handling skills. During training sailors will learn new drills and skills necessary to go sailing safely and competently.