Dinghy Squads Program

Dinghy Squads Program

The Dinghy Squads Program provides coaching and racing sessions for sailors in Optimists (Green Fleet and Open), Lasers (4.7, Radial and Full Rig), and Pacers. The Optimist Squad - Green Fleet is suitable for sailors who have completed the Tackers 'Learn to Sail' Program, whilst the Optimist Squad - Open Fleet is best suited to sailors who are confident on the water in their 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. The Pacer Squad is a new initiative launched by the Squadron and focuses on developing sailors skills in a double-handed class, this includes spinnakers, teams racing and match racing.

Registration for the Dinghy Squads Program is open to all eligible RSYS members. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Squadron, take a look at the RSYS Membership Information Brochure. Following registration through Revsport, sailors also need to register their boat for the Dinghy Racing Series through Sailsys. Sailors who are new to the program will need to create a Sailsys profile, inputting their personal and boat details. Entry into the Dinghy Racing Series (racing held within the program) is inclusive in the Dinghy Squads Program registration.

For more information on eligibility, session times, and further program details, take a look at the Notice of Program below. 


Winter Dinghy Season 


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

Notice of Program

Program Schedule

Notice of Race / Sailing Instructions 

Winter Dinghy Season - REGISTER HERE

Enter your boat details for the Dinghy Racing Series - HERE



Laser Performance and Laser Transition Camps 
We will be running two Laser Camps in the 2nd week of the school holidays, catering to different experience levels and abilities.
The Laser Transition Camp is for RSYS sailors who have just stepped into the Laser and would like to improve their overall skills. The camp will be a mix of theory, on-water training, and adventure sailing.
The Laser Performance Camp is for experienced RSYS Laser sailors who would like to hone in their skills in a competitive environment. Some fun adventure sailing will still be squeezed in, but we will be working sailors hard to achieve their best!
Sailors need to bring their own food, drinks, and appropriate sailing gear for each day.

Please note these camps are for youth members only. 

Dates and times below:
13/07/2020 – 8:30 am-3:30pm
14/07/2020 – 8:30 am-3:30pm
15/07/2020 – 8:30 am-3:30pm

Camp Cost - $200



 RSYS Youth Dinghy Communication

The primary method of communication used by the RSYS Dinghy Sailing Program is a private group on Team App. This smartphone and desktop application is used for coaching and regatta dates, news articles, special events, and all information need to sail at RSYS. 

Sailors will need to register an account if they are new to Team App. To join the private group, please use the link below or search for ' RSYS Sailing Squads'. To join a specific fleet group, click on the my membership button and select the group. 

Find us on Team App


Squadron Membership

To be eligible to join the RSYS Dinghy 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

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.

For further information or to discuss the program and where your child might fit in contact Angus Stranack (ph. 02 9017 0154, e: angus@rsys.com.au).