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ICOYC Youth Exchange programme

  

 

Program Overview


ICOYC Director Aaron Young of Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has been leading a program to facilitate the exchange of young sailors within the ICOYC community. This initiative is new and has been growing since it was launched during the Auckland World Forum. Aaron writes:

   

The Overall VISION
The intent behind the Youth Exchange Programme is to drive and help exchanges, training and tours among ICOYC Member Clubs to improve and broaden the skills of younger sailors, and to increase motivation and interest in the clubs (and sport).  

The REASON for Creating an Exchange
Aside from gaining experience from worldwide sailing opportunities, additional benefits to the youth will be cultural exchange and worldwide relationships benefiting The ICOYC and our proud member clubs.  Having youth involved means that our clubs and the ICOYC can remain and create a legacy for generations to come.   

The RULES and GUIDELINES 
Under each club's entry in the table below you will find club-by-club listings where a young sailor from your area can see all clubs that have expressed an interest in hosting youth members.  This could mean a sequence of regattas or a travel exchange program which may entail a road trip between clubs!    

•         Minimum age of potential participants in youth exchange programs. 
Our experience of previous individual exchanges has shown that the children involved should preferably be at least 12 years of age or older depending on boat classes to be used.  We also recommend this minimum age to ensure that the youth visiting foreign clubs can understand and accept the fact that local conditions or house rules may vary from those prevailing at their home clubs.   

•         Boat classes available for youth exchanges at participating ICOYC Clubs. 

There seems to be a rather large variety of dinghies and keelboats used in different areas of the globe for sail training and racing of young members.  Although we would like to standardize boat classes used during future youth exchanges this is very much up to member clubs availability and access.   

•         Future youth exchanges between ICOYC Clubs need to be organized primarily by participating families and on a direct basis to clubs.   

•         The Clubs can only initiate and support such exchanges at the beginning of the process acting as some kind of catalyst to get the program up and running.   

•         Exchange activities will be coordinated timewise with the participating Clubs’ own sailing activities and local events.  

•         All youth exchanges are to be financed entirely by participating families unless it is specifically noted a club may assist financially.   

Please encourage your fellow clubs and sailors to support this youth programme to ensure the relationships between yacht clubs and sport of sailing continues to flourish.  

Sail fast,
Aaron Young
Director


   

Each of the tabs in the table below present the status of the Youth Exchange Program within the ICOYC participating clubs. As entries are added or updated, the date below will be changed.

Updated Friday, November 24, 2017

  • Annapolis Yacht Club
    • Annapolis Yacht Club



      Updated: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

      · Club name and details: Annapolis Yacht Club  

      · Club address: 12 Dock St, Annapolis, MD 21401   (that’s Temporary While our clubhouse is rebuilt – our permanent address is 2 Compromise Street Annapolis MD 21401 and should be back in by late 2018)

      · Address where youth program is based (if different from main clubhouse): 310 ½ 6th St Annapolis, MD 21403   

      · Contact person/s for youth program: Jane Millman, Sailing Director, jmillman@annapolisyc.org   

      · Club contact: Robert Shapiro, Junior Committee Chair, rss@totallysmart.com

      Program details

      · Age range: 5-18 yrs old 

      · Experience range: Beginner through Advanced Racer   

      · Boat types available: Club-owned C420s, J22s, and Optis. Privately owned Lasers, Optis, C420s.

      · Training facilities: AYC Junior Building and starting late 2018, the new Sailing Center   

      · Coaching available: Yes   

      · Programs:  8-week Summer Program

          • Learn to sail classes for ages 8-18 in Optis and C420s
          • Racing teams for ages 8-18 ranging for first year racers for local regattas to nationally competitive racers
          • Basic Keel-boating courses offered in J22s
          • Safe Powerboat Handling Courses offering in a variety of powerboats
          • Non-competitive classes offered for ages 8-18, using kayaks, paddleboards, J22s, fishing, and exploring

      §  Annual Calendar of programs: Year-round activity, with a concentration during our mid-June to mid-August eight week Summer Program.  Winter Regatta schedules with travel to Florida for major C420 and opti regattas

      Special conditions:

      · Insurance requirements: no special or unusual requirements   

      · Medical conditions: please disclose any medical conditions with host family and director   

      · Safety issues: Safety is ALWAYS first. No special or unusual factors   

      · Costs: Dependent on activity. Typical two-week, half-day, summer classes are approximately $500. Any regatta registration fees would be the responsibility of the participant

      · Accommodation options: Housing through host families here in Annapolis.  

  • Clube Naval de Cascais
    • Clube Naval de Cascais 

        

      Updated Sunday, August 13, 2017

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      CLUB NAME:

       

      Clube Naval de Cascais

      CLUB ADDRESS:

       

      Esplanada Príncipe Dom Luis Filipe

      2750-411 Cascais

      Cascais – Portugal

      CONTACT PERSONS FOR YOUTH PROGRAMME:

       

      Maria Krahe – c.treino@cncascais.com

      CLUB CONTACTS:

      Phone: +351 21 483 01 25
      Email: geral@cncascais.com 
      Website: www.cncascais.com
      Facebook: www.facebook.com/cncascais   

       

       

      Clube Naval de Cascais – General Description

      Clube Naval de Cascais was founded in 1938, and from its very beginnings took on a vital role in the development of nautical sports in Portugal, with a special emphasis on sailing. The Club is located on the bay of Cascais, right on the Atlantic Ocean and 11 miles from Lisbon, and is one of the world’s acknowledged best venues to organize all type of sailing competitions.  


      In the last 60 years the School has been responsible for training and supporting in the development of many extraordinary Portuguese Sailors of National and International renown. The last two decades being especially productive, as is evident in the overwhelming percentage of Clube Naval Sailors in the Portuguese Olympic Teams, and the growing list of achievements and Trophies won. To this we must attribute not only to the intrinsic talent and dedication of our Sailors; but also the brilliant and tireless mentoring by Manuel Barros Pereira and Carlos Pantaleão, the founders of the CNC Sailing School. 

      The CNC runs a very active annual schedule of different type of regattas that represented 100 days of sail racing. These regattas range from monthly club races to regattas for international centreboard and keel boat classes, like national selection, regional, national championships. CNC also organizes regattas for IRC/ORC yachts.

      The CNC also regularly organizes major international sailing events and regattas and, since the 1950´s has held over 80 major regattas such as World, European, Northern Hemisphere and Iberian championships and Gold Cups in classes such as the Optimist, 470, Laser, Finn, Star, Snipes, Dragons, SB20, Mini Ton, Match Race, Windsurf, MOD70, IMOCAS, RC44, TP52, etc..


      The Club Naval de Cascais Sailing School

      Since the 1950´s, CNC operates a sailing school for all age groups and, since 2006, runs a disabled sailing program and both are presently the most active in Portugal. CNC also offers official courses for all levels of national amateur licenses to operate boats. Also, CNC organizes competition teams in different classes, namely Optimist, 420 and Laser. 

       

      Experience and Age ranges: 

      Boat

      Optimists

      Laser Pico

      Laser Radial/4.7

      420

      Windsurf

      Ages

      from 6 to 15

      from 13 to 18

      from 14 to 18

      from 14 to 18

      from 6 to 18

      Try-Sail

      X

      X

       

       

      X

      Beginners

      X

      X

       

      X

      X

      Advanced

      X

      X

       

      X

      X

      Racing

      X

       

      X

      X

       

      Advanced Racing

      X

       

      X

      X

       

       

       

      Participation Requirements

      1.       All students must be at least 6 years old  

      2.       Know how to swim  

      3.       Written consent of the parents / guardians if they are minors  

      4.       Medical Statement or Sports Medical Exam stating that they are able to perform sports practice activity  

      5.       All students must provide their VAT number on the registration act

       

      Costs: 

      For all ICOYC members the CNC will have equal conditions than our club members. 

      Courses:


             Optimist – Baby Class – Only on Summer Camps

      o      Age/Experience – from 6 to 8 
      o      Dates – From 19 June to 25 August  o Course – 5 day classes, from 10:00 to 17:00
      o       Goals – Habituation to the aquatic environment and 1st contact with a sailing boat 

      Optimists Beginners 
      o            Age/Experience – from 8 to 12/13 (depending on the size of the children) 
      o         Dates – From 19 June to 25 August  \o Course – 5 day classes (Monday to Friday), from 10:00 to 17:00
      o      Goals – 1st contact with a sailing boat; Introduction to Sailing; Basic Knots and Concepts; Safety; Basic Skills 

       

      Optimists Advanced 
      o     Age/Experience – from 8 to 12/13 (depending on the size of the children) and for those who have completed an Optimist beginner’s course 
      o      Dates – From 19 June to 25 August 
      o     Course – 5 day classes (Monday to Friday), from 10:00 to 17:00
      o         Goals – Advanced Techniques and boat Handling  

       

      Optimists Racing 
      o          Age/Experience – from 10 to 14 (depending on the size of the children) 
      o         Dates – From September to June 
      o    Course – One season; Every Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:00 to 17:00
      o      Goals – Racing Techniques and Basic Rules of Sailing; Compete in First Regattas 

      Laser Pico - Beginners 
      o   Age/Experience – from 12 to 18 (depending on the size of the children) 
      o      Dates – From 19 June to 25 August 
      o      Course – 5 day classes (Monday to Friday), from 10:00 to 15:00
      o      Goals – 1st contact with a sailing boat; Introduction to Sailing; Basic Knots and Concepts; Safety; Basic Skills 

       

      Laser Pico - Advanced 
      o   Age/Experience – from 13 to 18 and for those who have completed a beginner’s course 
      o          Dates – From 19 June to 25 August 
      o      Course – 5 day classes (Monday to Friday), from 10:00 to 15:00
      o      Goals – Advanced Techniques and Boat Handling  

       

      420 Advanced 
      o   Age/Experience – from 13 to 18 for those who have completed a beginner’s course
      o    Dates – From 19 June to 25 August 

      o   Course – 5 day classes (Monday to Friday), from 10:00 to 15:00
      o      Goals – Advanced Techniques and Boat Handling  

       

       

      Laser Radial /4.7 and 420 Racing (Boats owned by Sailors) 
      o    Age/Experience – from 13 to 18 
      o   Dates – From September to June - One season
      o     Course –Every Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, from 10:00 to 17:00
      o      Goals – Racing Techniques and Basic Rules of Sailing; 
      o      Racing - Compete in Club Races and Regional Regattas 

       

      Optimist, Laser Radial /4.7 and 420 Racing (Boats owned by Sailors)
      o    Age/Experience – from 10 to 18 
      o  Dates – From September to June – One season;
      o     Course –Every Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, from 10:00 to 17:00
      o     Goals – Advanced Racing Techniques, tactics and strategy, Advanced Rules of Sailing
      o    Racing - Participation in all National Qualifying Regattas and National Championships 

       

      Windsurf Beginners 
      o      Age/Experience – from 8 to 18 
      o      Dates – From 19 June to 25 August 
      o      Course – 5 day classes (Monday to Friday), from 10:00 to 14:00 or from 14:00 to 18:00
      o    Goals – 1st contact with windsurfing; Introduction to Sailing; Basic Concepts; Safety; Basic Skills 

      Windsurf Advanced

      o   Age/Experience – from 8 to 18 and for those who have completed a beginner’s course
      o        Dates – From 19 June to 25 August 
      o            Course – 5 day classes (Monday to Friday), from 10:00 to 14:00 or from 14:00 to 18:00
      o    Goals – Advanced Techniques and Boat Handling


      Annual Calendar of Programmes


      The Clube Naval de Cascais Sailing School is open all year around, but during the school year period (September to June) the training sessions are made on weekends and on school vacations (summer and Easter) are made on weekdays. 

      Boat Types Available (Club Owned)

      For the courses and programmes above, the club owns 30 Optimists, 8 Laser Pico, 4 420s and 8 Windsurf Boards. 

      For the Racing and Advanced Racing programmes each sailor must have their own boat, but for members of the ICOYC, the Clube Naval de Cascais can try to organise boats. This must be requested in advance and is dependent of availability. 


      Training Facilities

      The Club facilities can easily accommodate all of the sailing and social activities it organizes, including the large international sailing events and comprise a club house with a bar, a library, several multipurpose modular rooms, a junior lounge, a small gymnasium and a restaurant plus the administrative offices, locker rooms and storage spaces and about 8.000 square meters of open air dry storage area for boats up to 12m with two cranes (max. lift 4 tons), two large ramps, 3 disembarkation pontoons and 30 moorings for boats up to 9 meters.

      Coaching Available

      All the club youth sailing programs are deemed to have a coach.  
        

      Youth Regattas:

      As per above, the CNC has a vast racing schedule with races being held nearly every weekend. 

      For Youth Classes, such Optimist, Lasers and 420 the club will host in December, from 1 to 3, the Christmas Regatta, where we usually have around 130 Optimists, 70 lasers and 40 420’s. ICOYC members are most welcome to join us for this 3 day regatta.  

      Additionally, during the Cascais RC44 Cup in September/October, the club will have a RC44 Junior regatta in the Optimists Class, where the opti sailors will have the opportunity to be amongst some of the best sailors in the world and some of them will even have the opportunity to do one of the RC44 races included in the VIP 9th men programme.  

       


  • Gstaad Yacht Club
    • Gstaad Yacht Club



      Updated Sunday, August 13, 2017

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      Club name:

      Gstaad Yacht Club

      Club address:

      Untergstaadstrasse 15

      3780 Gstaad

      Switzerland

      Phone:

      +41 33 748 01 90

      Fax:

      +41 33 748 01 91

      Contact person for Youth program:
      Dominic Thomann  

      assistant@gstaadyachtclub.com

      Club contact: 

      administration@gstaadyachtclub.com

      Website

      www.gstaadyachtclub.com/sailing/junior-sailing/


       



      Programme Details


      The GYC employs professional sailing coaches and offers summer sailing training in clubowned Optis, Laser and 420. The registration is open for the youth 7-14 years old  in good health and physical shape.

      Experience range:  Beginners to slightly advanced

      Training facilities:  Lake Thun 


      Programmes:

      Details available on the web site  www.gstaadyachtclub.com/sailing/junior-sailing   from March 2017 or can be obtained by contacting  the club by e-mail assistant@gstaadyachtclub.com   Visits of the club’s sailing  programme need to be organised by the families. The club  could be contacted for the assistance in finding the accommodation or getting in contact with the families. Upon completing summer sailing programme, the club organises  for the participants the several days sailing camp. 




  • Norddeutscher Regatta Verein
    • Norddeutscher Regatta Verein

        
      Updated: Sunday, August 13, 2017

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      Club name:

      NORDDEUTSCHER

      REGATTA VEREIN

       

      Club address:

      Schoene Aussicht 37

       

      D-22085 Hamburg

       

       

      GERMANY

      Phone:

      +49-40 – 55 77 99 52 24 – Mrs. Nicola Parlow

      Fax:

      +49-40 – 55 77 99 519

       

      Contact person for  Youth program: Felix Oehme – youth@nrv.de   -   +49-177 – 592 37 88

       

      Club contact:       Wolfgang Weber – international@nrv.de   -   +49-171 – 385 33 76

       

      Website:               www.nrv.de\Jugend – and following pages (in German language) 

       

      Details of youth sailing program:

      The NRV employs 4 full time professional sailing coaches and offers sail training in 90 club-owned Optimist, Laser, Laser Bahia and 420 dinghies. 
       

      Sail training and practice races are offered at the NRV Youth Sailing Centre on the Alster Lake in Hamburg’s city center. Individual 12 to 14 years old youngsters in good health and physical shape of ICOYC member clubs are welcome to participate. Groups of more than 2 people unfortunately cannot be accommodated at any one time.  

      Visits are not organized by the Club but need to be arranged privately on a family to family basis. The Club is prepared to assist in making contact with potentially interested NRV youngsters and their families.  

      Details of visits need to be discussed and agreed upon in advance by and between participating families. Such details should include potential cost involved and option for food and lodging at NRV host families as well as for special social programs during the stay in Hamburg. Personal health, accident and third party liability insurance cover is compulsary and should be arranged by the visitor’s parents beforehand.   

      The NRV has no financial interest in youth exchanges. The Club will make boats and sailing gear available to visiting ICOYC member club youngsters free of charge. This also includes free training and participation in practice races organized by the NRV and its professional sailing coaches in Hamburg at no cost to the visiting youngster. Equal conditions at ICOYC member clubs abroad are expected by NRV youngsters wishing to make use of the ICOYC Youth Exchange Program.   

        

      Courses offered

       

      Boat types

       

       

       

      Experience range

      Optimist

      Laser Bahia

      Laser

      420

       

      Beginners

      X

      X

      ---

      ---

      Advanced sailors

      X

      X

      ---

      ---

      Regatta training

      X

      ---

      X

      X

       

       

      Optimist dinghy:

      The Optimist dinghy is suitable for children starting from 6 years of age and older. It is sailed singlehandedly. Sailing in this boat provides the foundation for future sail training. The prime objective of the Optimist sailing courses is to arouse long term interest and enthusiasm for the sport of sailing. The Optimist is suitable up to the age of 15.  

      Opti 6 course:  

      This course is suitable for beginners of 6 and 7 years of age. The children are introduced to sailing with caution.  Prerequisite for participation is the “bronze swimmers badge” or equivalent certificate.   The Opti 6 courses start during the summer school holidays. Registration deadline is May 31st.  

      Opti 8 course:

      This course is suitable for beginners between 8 and 11 years of age who do not have any previous sailing experience. Children who do have a certain sailing experience should please mention this in the registration form. Prerequisite for participation is the “bronze swimmers badge” or equivalent.   The Opti 8 courses start on April 1st or during the summer school holidays. Registration deadline is January 31st or Mai 31st respectively.

      Opti advanced course:

      Suitable for children who have successfully completed an Optimist beginner’s course or who do already possess basic sailing experience. The advanced Opti sailing course enables participants to obtain the “Youngsters sailing certificate”.  

      Opti regatta course: 

      The regatta course provides the children with the techniques and tactics of regatta sailing.    

      Laser Bahia:

      The sporty challenging Laser Bahia is suitable for juvenile sailors starting from 14 years of age. The boat is sailed by a crew of two or three sailors. This training course is aimed at young people with existing sailing experience who have no regatta sailing ambitions.  

      The Laser:

      The Laser dinghy is a DSV (German Sailing Association) one design youth boat and an Olympic Class boat for men (Laser standard) and women (Laser radial). It is sailed in these two versions by juveniles starting from 14 years of age.  

      Anyone intending to sail in this boat needs to have regatta experience and must be in good physical shape. The Laser regatta training is very competition oriented and provides knowledge about sailing techniques in the Laser as well as regatta tactics. Course participants will be prepared for national and international competitions.    

      The 420 dinghy:  

      After having completed the Optimist training courses ambitious regatta sailors have to decide which choice to make. The 420 dinghy is attractive for young people between 14 and 16 years of age who want to sail in pairs and jointly weigh about 120 kilos.  
      This boat class is easy to sail but difficult to master due to spinnaker, trapeze and a multitude of trimming options. Competition in the 420 class is extremely high and is ideally suited as a preparation for future ambitions.  

      The NRV 420 sailors participate in national and international regattas. Training is offered twice a week on the Alster lake right in front of the NRV Clubhouse. In addition to that they visit sailing clinics primarily during the holiday season.  

      More Information

      Information about current regatta activities is available on the NRV website under www.nrv.de\Sport or can be obtained by contacting the Club by e-mail.    

      Paper compiled by: Wolfgang Weber – NRV Delegate for International Affairs – 12.12.2016 


  • Royal Cork Yacht Club
    • Royal Cork Yacht Club


      Updated Sunday, August 13, 2017


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      Club name and details: Royal Cork Yacht Club  
      Club address:            Crosshaven , Co. Cork Ireland  
      Contact person/s for youth programme: Stephen O Shaughnessy  
      Club contact:        Gavin Deane  
          
         
      Boat types available: optimist , topper , laser 4.7 and laser radial  
      Training facilities:          Yes  
      Coaching available:          Yes ( Seasonal)  
      Programmes - training, racing, social: Yes  
      Annual Calendar of programmes:      
      Available , class by class      






  • Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
    • Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club


      Updated Sunday, August 13, 2017


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      Club name and details:     Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

       

      Club address: Kellet Island, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

       

      Address where youth programme is based (if different from main clubhouse) Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Middle Island

       

      Contact person/s for youth programme: Rob Partridge - Head Coach for Shark Racing Squad

                                                                                Rob.Partridge@rhkyc.org.hk

      Club contact: Jonathan Rankine - Middle Island Sailing and Marine Manager

                                 Jono.Rankine@rhkyc.org.hk

      Website/programme page (direct link if possible):                                           http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/RacingSquadsProgramme.aspx

       

       

      Programme Details

       

      Age range: 10 - 20 yrs

      Experience range: Shark Squad - Learn to race Optimist to High Performance 29er

      Training facilities: Sail Training Center operational 7 days per week

      Coaching available: 2 specialist and full time Optimist coaches, 1 part time Optimist and RS Feva Coach, 1 Specialist Laser Coach and 1 Specialist 29er coach. Both employed full time. Coaching offered to most squad members Saturday and Sunday. Wednesday after school racing as well as gym training

      Programmes:
      Training, racing, social
      : lead by our coaches Tuesday/Thursday. Coaches support squad at all local regattas and each squad will do 1 - 5 international events per year. Squads generally do events in Europe and Australia as well as around Asia. This year we also have a 29er team  heading to USA for the worlds. Shark Squad season starts in August and finishes at the end of June.

      Annual Calendar 
       
      http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/SharksSquadCalendar.aspx





  • Royal Malta Yacht Club
    • Royal Malta Yacht Club


      Updated Sunday, August 13, 2017

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      Club Details:

      Club Name:

      ROYAL MALTA YACHT CLUB

      Club Address:

      Ta' Xbiex Seafront, Ta' Xbiex, XBX 1028, MALTA

      Club Contact:

      Secretariat - Ms Alana Meadows

      Phone:

      +356 21 333109

      Fax:

      +356 21 331131

      Email:

      info@rmyc.org


      Contact Person for Youth Programme: 

       

      David Anastasi - david@danda.com.mt +356 9945 3828

      Website:            http://rmyc.org/sailing-school/

       

       

      Details of Youth Programme:

      The RMYC Sailing School offers dinghy sailing courses for beginners and those learning how to sail using a fleet of 6 RS Visions, 2 RS Fevas and 6 Laser-Performance Bugs. For this purpose, the RMYCSS employs one full time sailing instructor, and numerous part time sailing coaches depending on the season

      Sail training and practice races are offered by the RMYCSS for youth exchange youngsters between the ages of 9 and 18 years old. All courses must be booked and confirmed at least 3 weeks in advance. Groups of more than 2 people may only be accommodated if bookings allow, depending on the chosen period of time. 

      All individuals who participate in the exchange programme courses must be in good health and physical shape, and are required to have a medical certificate by a family doctor indicating that there are no contraindications to their participation. Another pre-requisite of all participants is the 'bronze swimmers badge', or equivalent. 

       

      Fully equipped boats with life jackets will be made available by the RMYCSS, free of charge, with free training sessions also offered to ICOYC member clubs visiting youngsters. Each training session is 3hours long, and the maximum period of an exchange programme will be of 1 week, with 1 session per day. 

      Similar conditions will be expected by RMYC member youngsters wishing to avail themselves of the ICOYC Youth Exchange Programme. 

      Unfortunately, the RMYC is unable to offer accommodation to ICOYC member youth exchange youngsters. Those under the age of 13 are expected to be accompanied by a parent, as supervision outside course hours is not available. Recommendations for reasonably priced lodging may be provided on demand. 

      Personal health, accident and third party liability insurance cover is compulsory and must be arranged by the youth visitor's parents beforehand.

       

        

      Calender of Programmes:

      Winter Programme (October to May)

      Saturday afternoon 13:30 to 16:30 Teenagers 13-17 year olds

      Sunday mornings    09:30 to 1:30  9 to 12 year olds

      Sunday afternoon   13:30 to 16:30 Teenager improvers

       

      Summer Programme Sessions  (June to September)

      Mondays 09:30 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:30

      Tuesday 09:30 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:30

      Wednesday 09:30 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:30

      Thursday 09:30 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:30

      Friday 09:30 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:30

                                 

      The RMYC can also offer high performance race training through the internationally acclaimed organisation SailCoach, which are based out of the RMYC premises.

      SailCoach Details:

      Name:               The SailCoach Foundation

      Club Address: C/o RMYC, Ta' Xbiex Seafront, Ta' Xbiex, XBX 1028, MALTA

      SailCoach Contact: CEO - Mr Trevor Millar

      Phone:                  +356 9993 8044

      Fax:                      +356 21 331131

      Email:                   info@sailcoach.com

      Website:       http://www.sailcoach.com  

       

       

      SailCoach has been at the forefront of dinghy racing for over 20 years and its sailors have won Olympic Medals, World and European Championships, World Cup Events, Worlds Sailing Youth Worlds medals and many more titles. SailCoach’s coaching staff have experience of a combined 17 Olympic Games between them.

      Most of our sailors are competing in the Laser class and SailCoach provides them with a one– stop shop for coaching, charter boats, accommodation, overall campaigning support and mentoring. SailCoach moved to

      Mediterranean island of Malta in 2013 and set up its training bases at the RMYC. 

       

      Coaching services offered by SailCoach from its Malta base

      BaseCamp

      The BaceCamp programme is by far the most popular training format offered by SailCoach, allow sailors to choose the length of time they spend at our Malta SailBase be it a number of months or a week or a combination of training days. The BaseCamp programme exposes sailors to the culture of a professional Laser sailor, seeing first hand how things are done by the full-time sailors, just their lifestyle alone is an eye-opener for most club level sailors. In this environment, the days are filled by Laser coaching 5 or 6 days a week with good training partners and quality time with our in house S&C coach to work on fitness levels.  Prices vary depending on the length of time spent on the BaseCamp. 

      Winner Optimists Clinics

      Winner have teamed up with SailCoach to offer world class Optimist coaching programmes. We all know high performance comes from many hours on the water and these clinics have the goal to do, just that under the watchful eye of some of the best coaches. Developing speed in our sport is all about the finer details and on the water, we will give you what you need to be a smarter and faster Optimist sailor!

      Laser 4.7 and Radial Highfliers Clinic

      The focus of this five day Highfliers Clinics is to provide a platform for sailors who have been active in their national youth circuits or Optimists sailors who would like to make the transition to the Laser Class. Designed for talented club sailors aged 15 and over. With some sailors use these clinics to help them get into their national team, two or three clinics over a winter provides that little extra step what’s needed to gain selection.

      SailCoach Offers Complete Packages

      Including, accommodation with half-board, coaching and boat charter. Accommodation is within walking distance of Royal Malta Yacht Club. Prices will vary depending on the time of year and the length of time spent training.  



  • Royal Natal YC
    • Royal Natal Yacht Club

        

      Updated: Sunday, August 13, 2017

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      Club: Royal Natal Yacht Club

       

       

      Physical Address: Maritime Place

       

      Postal Address:

       

      The Yacht Mole
      Durban Harbour
      Durban
      KwaZulu Natal
      South Africa


      P O Box 2946
      Durban 4000

       

      Telephone: +27 31 3015425

       

      Fax: +27 31 3072590

       

      E-mail: club@rnyc.org.za

       

      Website: www.rnyc.org.za

       

      Contact: Graham Rose

       

      E-mail: commodore@rnyc.org.za

      Contact: Margie Harris

       

      E-mail: admin@rnyc.org.za

      Director of Junior Sail Training:               Jennifer Weyer 



      Youth Sailing Program 

      The Royal Natal Yacht Club junior fleet consists of a fleet of Optimists, RS Teras, together with a number of Mirrors, Gypsies and Flying Fifteens. In addition the junior members have access to the Club’s fleet of keelboats including the L26’s and Pacer 27 sport boats.

      The Club employs a fulltime Fleet Manager and Sail Training Coach; in addition he is supported by a number of volunteer coaches who are accredited by South African Sailing as Level 1 and 2 coaches.

      Junior Sail Training sessions are conducted under the “Let’s Go Sailing” banner and include children from the 1st Port Natal Sea Scouts. 

      Junior Development Initiative

      The current “Let’s Go Sailing” Junior Development program was launched in October 2014.

      The program introduces children between 8 - 13 years of age to sailing mainly using the Optimist and RS Tera sailing dinghy which are sailed at high tide in front of the Ndongeni Lawns at the Royal Natal Yacht Club clubhouse.

       

      These courses are set out as follows:

       

      1)      An Introduction to Sailing: (Safety Briefing, Basic Knots, Rigging & Identifying Parts of a boat, with time on the water).  This is a one day course and is structured to see if the children would be interested in the participating in the program. 

       

      2)      GO Sailing: (Safety Briefing, Basic Knots, Rigging & Identifying Parts of a boat, understanding Wind Direction, learning about Tacking).  This is run continually throughout the season.

       

      3)      START Sailing: (building on the previous courses with advanced learning about Wind Direction, Sailing on the Reach, Sailing into the Wind, Running with the Wind). This is run continually throughout the season.

       

       

      These courses are only run on selected high tide days in front of Royal Natal Yacht Club.

      The sailing area provides shallow water of approximately 1.5m at high tide and a sheltered safe environment for children of all ages to learn to sail as we usually have a gentle North Easterly wind blowing and this is perfect for all “newbies” to start their sailing. We use a rubber duck as a safety boat on these days to ensure everyone is safe while on the water. In the event of a stronger South Westerly wind blowing the sailing area provides the children with the safety of a lee shore immediately in front of the Clubhouse so there are no safety concerns of children drifting into the shipping channel.  

      The Royal Natal “Let’s Go Sailing” Initiative currently has a fleet of 4 Optimists and with the help of generous benefactors the club has been able to acquire a fleet of 4 RS Tera’s and a number of Mirror dinghies enables us to accommodate more children on our sailing days. 

       

      We also have an Imp and a Gypsy dinghy which are larger dinghies and enable us to teach larger groups of children with them all being able to get out on the water together in one boat.

       

      We supply all the children with life jackets, and course notes on sailing days. 

       

      This program is run by Club members who are all volunteers that have a love for SAILING and passing on their knowledge to the next generation.  By using the “Let’s pay it forward” system we are able to reduce costs and promote sailing.

       

      Over the past year we have had over 20 Boys and 10 Girls all children of Club members as well as 28 boys & girls from the neighboring 1st Port Natal Scout group who also joined us in the Sailing program.

       

      The ‘Let’s Go Sailing” program holds a 2 day camp in December specifically for the 1st Port Natal Scout Group. In December 2015 there were 19 youth from the greater Durban area that were able to enjoy the time on the water. 

       

      Royal Natal Yacht Club currently funds this program from member’s contributions and through the generous donations of sailing equipment. 

       

      Sailing is a “Life Skill” and a lifetime sport. By teaching this life skill to our youth you open a fountain of adventure and career opportunities to those that may never have contemplated this adventure.

       

      The Royal Natal Yacht Club sailing programs are open to anybody with an interest in sailing, enjoying the yachting lifestyle or becoming involved in the maritime industry.

       

      Schools Sailing Program

      The Schools Sailing Program is aimed at the youth between the ages of 13 – 18 years and is conducted as a weekly afternoon sports activity on behalf of participating Senior Schools.

      The youth are provided with an opportunity to sail on the Pacer 27 sport boat fleet under the instruction of an experienced sport boat skipper. The sailing experience is mainly restricted to sailing in the Esplanade Channel in front of the Clubhouse and is a “white sail only” event until the participants are suitably experienced and competent in basic boat handling when they can then be introduced to spinnaker work. The format of the sailing event aims to introduce participants to team racing.

       

      S A Maritime School

      The Club has recently embarked on a new project aimed at introducing those youth over 18 years of age to the sport of sailing. The Royal Natal Yacht Club in association with the S A Maritime School now provides youth attending the tertiary education institution as either fulltime or part time students with an opportunity to participate in the sport of sailing. Sailing has been added to the timetable and now forms a recognised activity at the maritime school. The format of this program follows that of the Schools Sailing Program and is conducted on a weekly basis.   


       

      Sail Africa Youth Development Foundation

      The Club continues to provide financial assistance to the non-profit Sail Africa initiative and graduates of this program are regular participants in the Club’s youth regattas and racing program.   

       

      Accommodation for Visiting Youth

      Accommodation for visiting youth sailors is available at the 1st Port Natal Sea Scouts immediately adjacent to the Clubhouse which operates Backpackers accommodation in dormitories. Full F&B catering facilities are available at the Royal Natal Yacht Club. In addition there are a number of hotels located in the CBD or on the beach front just a short walk from the Clubhouse. Alternatively there are plenty of Bed & Breakfast establishments located in the suburbs which are between 5 to 30 minutes drive from the yacht mole.   

      Further Information

      The Royal Natal Yacht Club welcomes visiting yachtsmen and particularly youth members from other ICoYC clubs.

      The Club is always encouraging skills transfer programs with other entities and we would welcome your input in growing and developing the sport of sailing within KwaZulu-Natal.

      Durban also provides a unique holiday destination for anyone wishing to escape the winter and enjoy year round warm water sailing in the sun.

      In addition we are always willing to host international coaches and youth sailors who would like to extend their coaching activities in the developing world.

        

       

       

       

       

  • Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
    • Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron


      Updated Sunday, August 13, 2017


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      Club name and details: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

      Club address: 181 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland, 1101

      Address where youth programme is based (if different from main clubhouse):  151 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland, 1101

      Contact person/s for youth programme: Reuben Corbett – 0275605377

      Club contact: Hayden Porter (09)360-6805

      Website /programme page (direct link if possible): http://www.rnzys.org.nz/youth-programme/

      Age range: 15-23

      Experience range: Experience is extremely varied. Most trainees have either competitive Dinghy or Keelboat experience, if not both.

      Boat types available: 10 Elliot 7m boats

      Training facilities: We have a Youth Training building where the team have their regular briefings, can store gear and a small gym is available.

      Coaching available: Guy Pilkington is the head coach for the Youth Training Program.

      Programmes - training, racing, social: The program is run from 9-5 Saturday and Sundays. Students are encouraged to participate in weekly club racing including Young 88, Stewart 34 and Wednesday Series Racing. We also encourage people to get involved coastal races that are run throughout the Summer season.

      Annual Calendar of programmes: The usual programme dates are May – March.

       

      Special conditions:

      Insurance requirements: All the boats are covered by our personal insurance. We recommend that individuals do have their own travel and medical insurance.

      Medical conditions: Most able-bodied people are able to sail the Elliot 7m boats but we do request that any participants disclose any existing medical conditions.

      Safety issues: All sailors are required to wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD).

      Costs: The cost for domestic students is $2,100.

      Accommodation options: We are able to suggest a number of Hotels or Motels. We are also to provide billet accommodation on request.
        

      Other details:

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  • Royal Norwegian Yacht Club - KNS
    • Royal Norwegian Yacht Club - KNS


      Updated Monday, October 09, 2017


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      ICOYC Youth Exchange data base sheet

       

       

      Club name:                     KONGELIG NORSK SEILFORENING (KNS)

                                                 ROYAL NORWEGIAN YACHT CLUB

       

      Club adress:                   Huk Aveny 1 (main club)

                                                 0287 Oslo

                                                 Seilsportsenter (Youth Centre) :

                                                 Bygdøy Sjøbad, 0287 Oslo

       

      Phone:                              +47 91601352 - Geir Dahl Andersen (manager Seilsportsenter)

       

      Contact person for

      Youth program:             Geir Dahl Andersen -  geir@kns.no      +47 916 01 352

       

       

      Details of Youth program:

      KNS offered training from new beginners to high level racing and cruising in all ages. The club have many part time trainers and at the time 3 full time trainers.

      KNS offer sail training in club-owned Optimist, A-jolle, Feva, Hunter and windsurfing. The club has also 3 club-owned Laser (with 4.7 or Radial sails) and 1 -  29’er dinghy.

      At racing level (after intermediates) KNS has at the moment organized training in Optimist class, Windsurfing (BIC Techno 293 and RS:X), Feva, Laser 4.7 and Laser Radial, 29’er, Waszp and J-70.

      Sail training and practice race are offered at the KNS Youth Centre. The sailing venue is on Lysakerfjorden just outside Oslo centre.

      Youngsters from ICOYC member clubs are welcome to participate from age 12 year. The sailors have to be on “regatta level” in proportion to their age and class. In the main regatta season April, Maye, June, August and September there are many regatta activities in Norway, including the Norges Cup (Norway Cup). For sailors who is interested in participating in the program, KNS will try to find a combination of regatta sailing (Norges Cup) and training for some days in our sailing centre.

      Visit are not organized by the club but need to be arranged privately on a family to family basis. The club is prepared to assist in making contact with potentially interested KNS youngsters and their families.

      Details of visits need to be discussed and agreed upon in advance by and between participating families. Such details should include potential cost involved and option for food and lodging at KNS host families.  Personal health, accident and third-party liability insurance cover is compulsory.

      KNS has no financial interest in youth exchanges. The club will make boats available to visiting ICOYC member club youngsters free of charge. This includes free training and participation in practice races organized by KNS. Participants must bring their own sailing gear suitable for their class(es). If the participants also participate in regatta outside the club, the entry fee for the regatta has to be paid. Equal conditions at ICOYC member clubs abroad are expected by KNS youngsters wishing to make use of the ICOYC Youth Exchange Program.

       

      More information about the club, training and regatta activity can be found at www.kns.no or can be obtained by contacting the club by e-mail.

       

       

       

       

       

       


  • Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
    • Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron


      Updated Sunday, August 13, 2017

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                    Address                                          RSYS Sailing Office

      33 Peel Street, Kirribilli, NSW, 2061 AUSTRALIA

      Website                                          www.rsys.com.au/training-top/kids-learn-to-sail www.rsys.com.au/youth/squads
      www.rsys.com.au/training-top/squadron-development-program
      Youth Sailing Team App                www.rsysyouthsailing.teamapp.com

       

      Sailing Office Contacts

      Sailing Administrator (Youth and Training)

      -          Andrew Phillips                      P: +61 2 9017 0153    E: andrew.phillips@rsys.com.au

      Sailing Manager

      -          Chris Stone                              P: +61 2 9017 0150    E: chris@rsys.com.au

       

      Boat types & Training Facilities Available

      -          20 x Club owned Poly-Optimists

      -          10 x Club owned Int. Lasers

      -          4 x Club owned Elliott 7m Keelboats

      -          6 x Club owned Safety/Coaching RIB’s

      -          2 x Launching pontoons

      -          2 x Launching cranes for keelboats

      -          1 x Air Conditioned Training Room

       

      Instruction and Coaching Available

      -          Learning to Sail Instruction in dinghies and keelboats

      -          Elite Coaching in Dinghies and Keelboats for Regattas and Championships

       

      Training and Racing Area

      -          On the various sections of Sydney Harbour (Port Jackson)        


      Age and Experience Range

      -          Children / Youth / Young Adults (8-25 years of age)

      -          Learning to Sail through to Elite Dinghy and Keelboat Race/Regatta Training and Coaching.

       

      Experience Range

      Poly-Optimist

      Int. Optimist

      Laser 4.7

      Laser Radial

      Elliott 7m Keelboat

      Beginner

      Yes

      No

      No

      No

      Yes

      Intermediate

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Advanced

      No

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Race/Regatta Training

      No

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

      Yes

       

       

       

       

      Learning to Sail - Optimist

      RSYS operates the Australian Sailing Tackers Program, aimed at introducing children aged between 8-12 years of age, to sailing in a fun, safe, accessible and affordable way. The program offers children the opportunity to start on a pathway to ongoing involvement in clubs, gradually progressing through over several seasons. The Tackers Program utilises a poly-plastic and simplified version of the International Optimist sailing dinghy.

       

       

       

                     

      Learning to Sail – Keelboat

      RSYS learn to sail in keelboats for youth aged between 13-25 years of age, using the Australian Sailing 'Keelboat Program'. All training courses are conducted by accredited club instructors and are also open to both members and non-members.

       

      Courses make use of the exciting fleet of Elliott 7m sport boats. Our boats allow you to learn to sail without the fear of capsizing, and usually with several other people onboard. Learning to sail in a self-righting keelboat provides a learning platform that is stable yet responsive.

       

      Youth Training Squads - Dinghy

      The RSYS Youth Training Squads Program provides training and racing sessions for sailors in Optimists (Green Fleet and Open) as well as in Lasers (4.7 and Radial) for youth aged between 12-25 years of age. The Optimist Green Fleet is suitable for sailors who have completed the Tackers 'Learn to Sail' Program, whereas the Open Optimist Squad is best suited to sailors who are confident on the water in the own boat. 

       

      The Laser Squad is for those sailors who have moved on from the Optimist and are looking for the next step along their sailing pathway.

       

      Training sessions are generally conducted on Sunday's during the morning or afternoon, dependent on the time of year. Racing is also conducted once a month on Sunday's, either in the morning or afternoon, also dependent on the time of year.

       

      The RSYS Youth Training Squads Program is open to participants with boats of the following invited Classes;

       

      TYPE

      CLASS

      SQUAD

      PROGRAM

      Single Handed

      International Laser

      Radial

      Squad Training and Racing

      Single Handed

      International Laser

      4.7

      Squad Training and Racing

      Single Handed

      International Optimist

      Open Fleet

      Squad Training and Racing

      Single Handed

      International Optimist

      Green Fleet

      Squad Training + Intro to Racing

       

      Program Fees are inclusive of all Training Sessions. Where available, pre-regatta training camps for RSYS Supported events are also inclusive. Additional costs associated with boat storage, specialist coaching and away regatta entry fees may be incurred.

       

                                                                             

      Eligibility Requirements

      The RSYS Youth Training Squads Program is open to all that meet the specific participant and boat eligibility requirements. The Youth Sailing Committee may, at its discretion, vary these eligibility requirements if it deems that the entry of a participant or boat in the program has the potential to advance the quality of training within the program.

       

      Participant Requirements

      -  a participant shall be a ‘financial member’ of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron,           - a participant shall be under the age of 25yrs.

       

      Boat Requirements

      -  a boat shall comply with the current Class Rules of her Class Association,

      -  a boat shall comply with the current Special Regulations (Part 2) of Australian Sailing Ltd., - a boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance, with a minimum cover of   not less than AUD $5,000,000 (recommended AUD $10,000,000).

       

      Squadron Development Program - Keelboats

      The Squadron Development Program is an 11-month keelboat training program for Intermediate members and non-members aged between 16-25 years of age. The program is designed to expose its participants to the performance pathways of keelboat sailing at a national and international level.

       

      We ask participants to set goals that may help them achieve success in one-design keelboat campaigns at a national and international level or even being part of an international team or program in big boat sailing.

       

      Participants in the Squadron Development Program will focus on refining their skills in the following areas;

      -          Developing keelboat boat handling skills including the dynamics of both asymmetrical and symmetrical spinnakers

      -          Developing a deeper understanding and knowledge base of the Racing Rules of Sailing

      -          Establish crew work & direct communication skills

      -          Implementing changes from dinghy fleet racing tactics to keelboat racing

      -          Gain regatta experience in one-design events

      -          Extend and develop knowledge of rules and their impacts on racing

      -          Advanced tactical skills

      -          Regatta preparation and program training

      -          Monitoring and reading the weather

      -          Develop skills in identifying boat and sail maintenance

      -          Improving overall boat and regatta fitness

       

                                                                                                                                       

      Further Information

      Further information is available from the RSYS Sailing Office regarding the following;

      -  RSYS Youth and/or Family Membership

      -  RSYS Boat Racking and Storage

       

      Further information is available from NSW State Class Associations;

      -  NSW International Optimist Dinghy Association (NSW IODA)

      -  NSW/ACT District Laser Association (NSW/ACT LA)

       

      Further information is available from Australian Sailing Ltd. regarding the following;

      -  Australian Sailing Special Regulations (Part 2)

      -  Australian Sailing Number

      -  Australian / New South Wales Youth Championships

      -  Australian Sailing and Understanding Insurance

       

       


  • Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
    • Royal Vancouver Yacht Club



      Updated:  Sunday, August 13, 2017

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      ICOYC Youth Exchange Data


      Club Details

       

       Club name and details: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

      Club address: 3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver, BC, V6R 1B3

      Address where youth programme is based (if different from main clubhouse):  

      Contact person/s for youth programme: Alexandra Edgar – training@royalvan.com

      Club contact: Hunter Lowden – sail_dir@royalvan.com

      Website /programme page (direct link if possible): www.royalvan.com/jtp or www.royalvan.com/raceteam

       


      Program Details

      Age range: 5-23

      Experience range: Experience is extremely varied. We offer summer programs which follow the CANSail training program, and operate a seasonal Junior Race Team program where most trainees have taken multiple structured sailing lessons, and have varying competitive dinghy experience.

      Boat types available: Optimist, RS Feva, Laser, Laser Radial, 29er

      Training facilities: For 2018, we will have a newly constructed dinghy dock, and dock building with class rooms, showers, and changing facilities.

      Coaching available: Al Clark is the head coach for the Junior Race Team, Alexandra Edgar is the program manager for the Junior Race Team and the Head Coach for the Summer Junior Training Program. We offer coaching/programming for the Optimist, RS Feva, Laser & Radial, and 29er classes.

      Programs - training, racing, social: The Junior Training Program (summer sailing lessons) runs Monday through Friday, 9:00 – 3:30, from early July through late August. Our Junior Race Team usually trains Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 6:30 (depending on daylight hours), and weekends, from September through late October, and from March through the end of June. More senior teams will train, travel, and compete year round.


      Annual Calendar


      ·       Junior Training Program (Learn to Sail / Learn to Race): July and August

      ·       Junior Race Team (Development – most Optimist and RS Feva sailors): September through end of October, and March through end of June

      ·       Junior Race Team (Senior – mostly 29er and Laser/Radial sailors): either the same as Development, but year round option with regattas scheduled around continental events.



      Special Conditions

      Insurance requirements: All the boats are covered by our personal insurance. We recommend that individuals do have their own travel and medical insurance.

      Medical conditions: We do request that any participants disclose any existing medical conditions.

      Safety issues: All sailors are required to wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD).

      Costs: Varies with program choices and durations.

      Accommodation options: Dorm rooms are usually available to rent at the University of BC from May through end of August. We may also be able to provide short term billet accommodation on request.


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  • San Diego Yacht Club
    • San Diego Yacht Club



      Updated: Thursday, August 17, 2017

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      Club details

      • Club name and details: San Diego Yacht Club  
      • Club address: 1011 Anchorage Lane, San Diego, CA 92106  
      • Address where youth programme is based (if different from main clubhouse): same  
      • Contact person/s for youth programme: John Fretwell, Junior Sailing Director, john@sdyc.org  
      • Club contact: Jason Campbell, Junior Advisor, jas.t.campbell@gmail.com  
      • Website /programme page (direct link if possible): www.sdyc.org/juniors

      Programme details

      • Age range: 5-18 yrs old
      • Experience range: Beginner through Advanced Racer  
      • Boat types available: Club-owned C420s, Flying Juniors, J22s, and Naples Sabots. Privately owned Lasers, 29ers, and O’Pen Bics  
      • Training facilities: The Malin Burnham Sailing Center is well-equipped with modern resources.  
      • Coaching available: Yes  
      • Programmes: We offer a full range of training, with an emphasis on racing, as ages increase.  
      • Annual Calendar of programmes: Year-round activity, with a concentration during our mid-June to mid-August eight week Summer Program.  

      Special conditions:

      • Insurance requirements: no special or unusual requirements  
      • Medical conditions: no special or unusual requirements  
      • Safety issues: Safety is ALWAYS first. No special or unusual factors  
      • Costs: Dependent on activity. Typical two-week, half-day, summer classes are approximately $500.  
      • Accommodation options: TBD. Housing through host families is a potential option.  
  • Seattle Yacht Club
    • Seattle Yacht Club

        

      Updated: Monday, August 14, 2017

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      Club details

      Club name and details:  Seattle Yacht Club

      Club address: 1807 E. Hamlin St. Seattle WA 98112

      Address where youth programme is based (if different from main clubhouse)  Same

      Contact person/s for youth programme:

      Brian Ledbetter, Sailing Director         BrianL@SeattleYachtClub.org

      Cameron Hoard, Race Team Coach    CHoard@gmail.com

      Club contact: Chuck Lowry - BeauxArts1@comcast.net / Brian Angus -  BrianWAngus@gmail.com

      Website /programme page: www.SeattleYachtClub.org

       

      Programme details

       

      10-week Summer Sailing School at Seattle Yacht Club Mainstation

      Over 600 sailors each summer participate.

      Classes are:

      Little Luffers -  7-9 Years old

      Overboard Optimists – 8-12 Years

      Junior Jibers – 10-13

      High School - 14-18

      Age range: 7-18

      Experience range: Beginners to Intermediate

      Boat types available: Vanguard 15, Optimist, Laser, 420         
      Also Stand-up Paddle and Kayak

      Training facilities: Seattle Yacht Club Jr. Clubhouse and Dock Facilities

      Coaching available: 

      Sailing School is Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm.   $440/week for non-members.

      Year-Round race team with Northwest Youth Racing Circuit races May – September.

      Programmes - training, racing, social: See Website    www.SeattleYachtClub.org/Juniors

      Annual Calendar of programmes: www.SeattleYachtClub.org/Regattas


      Special Conditions

      Insurance requirements: None

      Medical conditions: Please notify us of any special conditions.

      Safety issues: Sailors wear Lifejackets at all times, and must pass a swim test at beginning of class.

      Costs: $440/week for non-members, $420/week for members

      Accommodation options: None

       

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      Seattle Yacht Club Awarded the

      Captain Prosser Trophy for Excellence in Sailing Instruction

       

      Seattle March 17, 2017

       

      On behalf of the Seattle Yacht Club, Angela Frost and Cameron Hoard accepted the Captain Joe Prosser Award for Excellence in Sailing Instruction at the 2017 U.S. Sailing National Symposium. Angela is the Sailing Programs Coordinator at Seattle Yacht Club, and Cameron is the Junior Race Team coach.

       

      This award is given to an organization that has demonstrated Excellence in Sailing Instruction, and has made an exemplary contribution toward improving the quality and safety in the training or instruction of sailors.

       

      Congratulations to the Seattle Yacht Club and the Junior Sailing and Racing programs for winning this prestigious award.


       

                                   

       

      Award Nomination:

      Captain Joe Prosser Award for Excellence in Sailing Instruction

      Seattle Yacht Club has been nominated for its exemplary and rapidly expanding sailing programs. The Seattle Yacht Club has supported a Junior Sailing Program since the 1920’s.  The Summer Sailing School is open to the public, with 70% non-member enrollments each year. Over the past ten years, the program has more than doubled in size, with more than 620 youth sailors and more than 50 adult sailors in 2016. The program has grown from word-of-mouth referrals and is known in the community for its focus on the three tenets of Sailing Education: “safety, learning, and fun.” 

      The instructional staff all hold US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor certifications and are held to an incredibly high standard, with a competitive application process. The instructors are CPR and First Aid certified and are trained for emergency situations on the water and other “what-if” scenarios. Daily instructor meetings are held to discuss what went well and what could have gone better, which keeps a focus on improvement and providing the best experience possible for students! The most common compliment from parents is how wonderful and professional the staff are. Additionally, Seattle Yacht Club hosts a US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Training Class every year in May for sailors throughout the region. This has been a “double” class (24 students) for more than 5 years. 

      The Northwest region has been focusing on growing youth sailing, especially at the High School level. Seattle Yacht Club supports a vibrant High School Sailing program that is open to sailors from any local High School, with no experience necessary. SYC provides facilities, boats, and coaching to any high school sailor who signs up, and need-based scholarships are available. SYC also hosts an annual High School Opener Regatta attended by more than 120 sailors each spring, as well as the Northwest Junior Olympics Regatta in August, with  more than 100 sailors in attendance in 2016.

      Seattle Yacht Club has a very approachable Junior Race Team and Opti Green Fleet program, which are also open to non-Members. SYC has been an organizer of a local circuit of novice summer Green Fleet regattas among other area programs for more than 6 years. These events are free for sailors, and include racing, on-the-water coaching, participation prizes, and lunch for all participants. This has been a great mode for introducing sailors and their families to racing in a fun, non-intimidating way.

      The Green Fleet program at SYC has been the entry point for the Seattle Yacht Club Junior Race Team, comprised of about 30 year-round sailors in Optis, Lasers, 420’s and 29ers. The Junior Race Team draws upon a broad base of young sailors (open to the public), primarily from the SYC Summer Sailing School, SYC Green Fleet, HS Sailing Program, and community outreach programs. All of these programs provide youths, from ages 8 to 18, the opportunity to reach for competitive success at all levels while developing athletic skills, leadership, sportsmanship, and a lifelong love of boating. SYC has given rise to numerous generations of successful Pacific Northwest sailors, including multiple Olympic champions. The SYC Race Team continues the Club’s legacy of achievement, representing SYC in local, regional, national, and international competitions.


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