Youth Out There Program

Youth Out there Program

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Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Youth Out There Program Information

Welcome to the Alfreds Australian Sailing (AS) Youth Out There 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 Cats), SUPS 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

Course Information | Youth Out There Program

RPAYC Teens Pacer Sailing
The RPAYC Discover Sailing Centre and Training Academy is pleased to welcome you to our Teens Pacer Sailing program for Term 3 2021.

The Teens 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.

This program will include five sessions, conducted over the days as listed above. All scheduled sessions are training sessions, accompanied by RPAYC instructors.

Dates: 15 August – 12 September

Time: 1pm to 4pm.

Costs: Member* $257.50 | Visitor $322.50

*Participant is a RPAYC Member

Teens OutThere Holiday Program
The RPAYC Discover Sailing Centre is pleased to welcome you to our Teens OutThere Program for the September Holidays 2021.

Dates: Week 1: September 21 – 24. | Week 2: 28 – 1 October.

Time: 0900 – 330pm

This four-day program will include a variety of sailing activities that are focused on having fun and learning the 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.

The RPAYC Discover Sailing Centre abides by the Australian Sailing Instructor/Student ratios, hence places are strictly limited. All courses are subject to change with limited notice, based on demand and availability. To avoid disappointment, we recommend registering early.

Unable to register for a date above? Join our Expression of Interest OutThere Sailing be informed to new courses availability 

What Class Should I Enroll In?

Out There Program Experience

OutThere Sailing is an opportunity for 12 – 17 year olds looking to try something new on the water, the OutThere Sailing program offers a fantastic way to experience sailing , have fun, make new friends and learn exciting and valuable skills that will help you both now and in the future. OutThere Sailing is open to all – you don’t have to have sailed before. 

OutThere Holiday Camp: 12-14 year olds
Spend your week in our playground discovering new water sport activities like sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding. On the final day of the camp, you’ll have the opportunity to sail to an island on an adventure which includes beach activities!

OutThere Experience: 15-17 year olds
Looking for the opportunity to unwind on the water or have fun with friends? Join one of our OutThere experiences where you have the choice of sailing, windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding!
Book into an individual session which runs from 1pm to 3pm in the school holidays.

Water confident.

Who Should Try This Experience?
This experience is designed for participants who are 12-17 years-old looking to try a new activity, have some fun and engage with others whilst sailing.

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 in via a number of on water vessels all have built-in buoyancy which means they provide extra stability. Keelboats Dinghies Hobie Waves SUPS 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!