Youth Squads Program

The 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). The Green Fleet is suitable for sailors who have completed the Tackers 'Learn to Sail' Program, where as 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.

2017 Youth Sailing Annual Prizegiving and Presentation Dinner

Friday 19th May - Book Tickets Here

RSYS Youth Captains Nomination Form 2017/2018

For the Youth Captain Nomination Form - Please Click Here

The 2017/2018 Youth Captain Nomination Form is now available for next season. This is a highly regarded position at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron that can lead to further leadership roles within the Club. The nominee must be a Squadron Youth Member and be in school grade 9 or above. Part of being a Youth Captain entails being available for the Annual Youth Summer Camp in January 2018, able to attend Youth Sailing Committee Meetings and be a leader/role models for the younger sailors.

2017 Winter Season


The Notice of Program details the eligibility requirements, fees, the dates for training and racing, plus the Club supported regattas.

Notice of Program - 2017 Winter Season - Click Here

Appendix 'A': Registration Instructions - Click Here

Appendix 'B': Supported Regattas and Events - Click Here

Appendix 'C' + 'D': Sunday Training and Racing Schedlude + Mid-Week Training Schedule - Click Here

RSYS Youth Sailing Team APP (iPhone & Android)

Parents can now view all program information, news and recieve alterts via the RSYS Youth Sailing Squads Team APP - Click Here

Information Evening

The RSYS Sailing Office will hold an information evening session for sailors and their parents interested or involved in this program, on Thursday 6 April 2017 at 6.30pm. Sailing Office Staff and Coaches will give a short presentation and be available for questions afterwards.


Follow the steps in Appendix 'A' of the Notice of Program (see above)

I'm ready to register for RSYS Youth Training Squads Winter 2017 - Click Here

Squadron Membership

To be eligible to join the RSYS Youth Training Squads program, sailors must be a member of the Squadron and have a parent who is also a member of the Squadron. For more information on membership please contact the Sailing Office on 9017 0153 or feel free to discuss membership with any of the Youth Sailing Committee members.

Volunteer Commitments

The parents of all Youth Sailors in the program are required to undertake volunteer duties. These duties are approximately 2 rostered duties per month assisting on land or on the water depending on the skills possessed by the parents. The program offers opportunities for parents to undertake training to increase their skills to be a Safety boat driver or Race Officer.