RPAYC Youth Development squad sailors returned to the water over the weekend to resume their preparation for upcoming one design and match racing regattas over the 2021-22 season! Despite an interrupted winter training program, nine sailors have been active in the clubs 2021 Youth Development Match Racing squad.
RPAYC has also been very fortunate to engage Rob Brewer to coach the match racing teams this season. After training on Sunday afternoon, Rob commented “It is an absolute pleasure to be training such a talented group of young sailors. It is very special to watch our teams bring together their experience from many disciplines of sailing to represent the Alfred’s at a high level.”
The first event for our Youth Development teams will be a new event to the calendar with the ecostore Match Racing Regatta, taking place on 20-21 November 2021. Up to 8 teams will take part in this Grade 4 match racing regatta, which will be an exciting return to racing following the absence of events in 2021 due to COVID lockdowns! Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is also pleased to welcome back local teams from our friends at Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron who will be partaking in the event.
Youth Development squad member Cam Whiteside is excited more than ever about the return to racing. “We cannot wait to get on the race course with our fellow Sydney clubs back and resume the racing action from early 2021. We are also thrilled to have the support of ecostore, boatwash.com.au, for this event. Our youth team is proud that our home event is supported by a product which is safe for boaties and better for our oceans health.”
Other upcoming events over the coming months include the CYCA Bolle Match Cup, and the RSYS Christmas Cup.