WYST 2018


The 2018-19 WYST season is almost upon us! This year we are offering three programmes for sailors with different skillsets and sailing career objectives. The programmes will give young sailors the opportunity to learn new skills in keelboats or extend themselves to the exciting world of match racing if their keel boat skills are already developed.

Programme 1: Introduction to youth keel boats

This year we are going to run two 5 day holiday courses, where sailors will learn all positions (helm, mainsheet, jib, spinnaker) in an Elliot 6, and how to sail as a team. The week will culminate in a small fleet racing regatta.

When: 24-28 April 2018, and 10-14 July 2018

Who: Sailors with proven sailing ability and commitment at Club, Regional or National levels. Preference will be given to sailors with wider experience than Optimists.

Please apply here. Interested sailors will be contacted by 16 April 2018.

Programme 2: Match Racing Development squad

The Match Racing Development Squad is aimed at those who already have experience in keel boats or larger multi-person dinghies, but have not had formal training in match racing. Successful applicants will have intensive training in match racing skills, and the squad will train and race with the Under 23 squad throughout the season.

Applicants for the Development Squad will be evaluated and selected through a trial process.

When: Sunday 9am-noon

Who:  Sailors with experience in keel boats or larger multi-person dinghies who wish to develop match racing skills.

Trial Date: 5 or 6 May 2018

Please apply here. Sailors will be notified of trial success by 22 April 2018.

Programme 3: Under 23 Match Racing Squad

The Under 23 Match Racing Squad comprises Wellington’s elite match racers selected from sailors who have extensive knowledge of match racing and bigger boat experience. Development squad members and external sailors may apply, but Under 23 squad members will be selected through a robust evaluation and trial process.

When: Full day Saturday’s

Who: Development squad members and external sailors with extensive keel boat and match racing experience.

5 or 6 May 2018

Please apply here. Sailors will be notified of trial success by 22 April 2018.

For further information on any of the above programmes please feel free to contact youth.scheme@rpnyc.org,nz.



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