Youth Out There Program

Youth Out there Program

Welcome to the Alfreds

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Youth 'Out There' Sailing Program

Welcome to the Alfreds Australian Sailing (AS) Youth Out There Sailing Programs

Sailing is such an incredibly versatile sport, it can be enjoyed by young and old, at adrenalin pumping levels or an avenue to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon. Best of all, it all starts here! In the Australian Sailing (AS) Out There Youth Program by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC).

The Alfred’s offers a simple training pathway for youth wanting to experience sailing (keelboats or dinghies) or even Windsurfers. Courses are delivered by Australian Sailing (AS) accredited instructors following a national syllabus. If you would like to discover sailing, we will provide a safe, fun, and affordable environment to build your skills

School Holiday 'Out There' Sailing Program

The ‘Out There’ School Holiday Sailing Program is for participants who are 13-17 years old looking to try a new activity, have some fun and engage with others whilst sailing.

This four-day program will include a variety of sailing activities that are focused on having fun and learning basic sailing skills. Sessions will be conducted on a mix of Club vessels, including the RPAYC’s fleet of Elliott 7 Keelboats, Pacer Dinghies, Windsurf and SUP Boards, Hobie-Cat dinghies and Powerboats.

Kids school holiday sailing programs will resume in the September school holidays. 
All holiday programs begin at 9:00 am and finish at 3:30 pm each day.

Member Price*: $420.00   (*Participant is an RPAYC Member)    |    Visitor Price: $520.00
As of April 2022 (subject to change)

'Out There' Pacer Dinghy Sailing

The Youth Out There Pacer Sailing program provides the perfect opportunity for teenagers to learn the basics of dinghy sailing and develop fundamental sailing skills. The program will include rigging and launching a boat, sailing terminology, the ‘points of sail’, recovering a capsized boat, and sailing a marked course.

All scheduled sessions are accompanied by RPAYC instructors.


Youth Sport Keelboat Program

The Youth Sports Keelboat program is an opportunity for sailors with existing dinghy racing and keelboat sailing experience to understand and develop keelboat handling and racing skills. Training will focus on building core teamwork dynamics and sail trim techniques onboard the RPAYC’s fleet of Elliott 7 keelboats.

Member* $165   (*Participant is an RPAYC Member)
Visitor $180

TERM 4 – 2022

Youth Sport Keelboat Program
Term 4 Dates TBA

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Complete an Expression of Interest for RPAYC 'Out There' sailing programs to be informed about new course availability.
Out There Youth Program: 12 to 14 yrs
Out There Youth Program: 15 to 17yrs

Frequently Asked Questions

No, one of the great things about The Out There Program is you don’t have to be a member of the club to participate. In fact, youth receive an honorary club membership during their participation in the program from Australian Sailing.

RPAYC does offer a great Youth Membership opportunity for individuals and families and a wealth of benefits which includes DISCOUNTED courses.

Yes, ability to swim a minimumm 25m unassited. Lifejackets are provided to all participants and must be worn at all times. Parents/guardians are encouraged to talk to the Sail Training Academy Centre Leader or the Instructor if they have any concerns.

The program is delivered on a number of on water vessels all have built-in buoyancy which means they provide extra stability. Vessels include Elliott 7 Keelboats, Pacer dinghies, Hobie Wave catamarans, stand-up paddleboards, and windsurfers. 

There are usually 6-10 boats/craft in a group and there will be an Instructor and an Assistant Instructor in a safety boat supervising the group. The safety boat stays on the water all the time the group are on water.

Here is what you need to bring with every time you go on water:

  • Clothes & Shoes – wear ones you don’t mind getting wet and will keep you warm on cold days.
  • A change of clothes and shoes.
  • Towel
  • Drink bottle, lunch and snacks.
  • Hat – to keep you warm and protect you from the sun.
  • Sunscreen
  • …and loads of energy!