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 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

Courses & Programs | Youth Out There Program

RPAYC Teens Pacer Sailing

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.

All scheduled sessions are accompanied by RPAYC instructors.

Member* $205   (*Participant is an RPAYC Member)
Visitor $260


Tuesday Twilight Pacer Sailing
09 Nov to 30 Nov 2021 (4pm to 7pm)

RPAYC Youth Sports 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


Wednesday Youth Sport Keelboat Program
10 Nov to 01 Dec 2021 (4 pm to 7 pm)

RPAYC Teens Out There Holiday Program

The RPAYC Discover Sailing Centre is pleased to welcome you to our Teens OutThere Program for the December & January School Holidays 2021/22. This experience 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.

Members* – $420.00   (*Participant is an RPAYC Member)
Visitors – $520.00


Week 1:  Tue 07 Dec to Fri 10 Dec 2021 
Week 2:  Tue 14 Dec to Fri 17 Dec 2021  (SOLD OUT)


Week 1:  Tue 11 Jan to Fri 14 Jan 2022  (SOLD OUT)
Week 2:  Tue 18 Jan to Fri 21 Jan 2022  (SOLD OUT)

All holiday programs begin at 9:00 am and finish at 3:30 pm each day.

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