Class Training

Class Training

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Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Class Training

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club offers Members class training in both Optimists and Lasers 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 (Optimist or Laser). You can lease a training boat for a short basis through our Halvorsen Lease Scheme. Contact our sailing office for more information about the ‘Halvo’ lease program.

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 Course Information | Club Level Optimist Green, Intermediate & Laser Green Coaching

TERM 1 2021 SESSIONS 

7 February – 21 March 

Training Times:
Optimist Green Squad 09:00 – 12:00
Optimist Intermediate Squad 10:00 – 12:00
Laser Green Squad 13:00 – 16:00
Please be rigged and ready 30 minutes prior
8 Sessions *ActiveKids Applicable

Active Kids Vouchers

The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program and Australian Sailing is an approved provider. Parents, guardians and carers can apply for a voucher valued up to $100 (x 2) per calendar year for each school-enrolled child. Required at time of Registration. Apply for your voucher online here.

What Class Should I Enrol In?

Optimist Green Fleet

The RPAYC runs an Optimist 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.

Green Fleet is for young sailors who have completed the Australian Sailing Tackers Learn to Sail Program Level 3 (or equivalent), have bought an Optimist (or are a part of the RPAYC Halvorsen Scholarship Program) and are RPAYC Youth Members. 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 Optimist.

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.

Green Fleet training is conducted on Sunday afternoons. 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.

Intermediate Optimist 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 competition.

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 fleet training runs on Sunday mid morning before Sunday afternoon racing.

Laser Green 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.

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. Once ready, the instructor will encourage sailors to participate in Sunday afternoon racing.

The Laser Training Fleet is instructed by Australian Sailing accredited Instructors.

Laser Training Fleet Sailors need to purchase their own Laser and become an RPAYC Youth/Adult Member.