8 July 2020
The Squadron’s Keelboat Program will host an on-water and information session for sailors aged 13 - 23 years old who are interested in keelboat racing on Tuesday 14 July in the afternoon. The session is open to both Members and non-members, and will be led by the SKP head coach Nev Wittey.
The on-water component of the session will provide sailors the opportunity to train on our Club's fleet of Elliott 7s sports boats and move through the various positions on the boats. Sailors will also have the opportunity to mingle with previous SKP squad members and learn about the various sailing pathways the program offers.
The information session will be led by Nev Wittey, Zac Quinlan and RSYS Captain Karyn Gojnich. This session will be used to outline the plan for the upcoming season, changes to the program and address any questions the sailors might have. Parents of sailors interested in the junior squad are also invited to attend the information session.
For more information about the Welcome Afternoon or to register for the event please click here.
The RSYS Squadron Keelboat program (SKP) was founded in 2000 and provides the opportunity for Youth sailors aged 13 – 23 years to become involved in keelboat racing at a state, national and international level. The program also places a significant emphasis on assisting sailors in getting on to larger yachts to compete in the RSYS summer and winter seasons including the offshore series.
Open to both Members and non-members, the program utilises the Squadron’s fleet of Elliott 7s sports boats and other Squadron owned vessels to develop the sailors boat handling skills to an advanced level. The program is coached by Nev Wittey a previous America’s Cup skipper and Olympian and supported by the SKP management team of Zac Quinlan, Angus Stranack and RSYS Captain Karyn Gojnich.
The SKP is comprised of two squads: the junior squad and the senior squad. The junior squad is targeted at dinghy sailors (13 - 18 yrs old) or previous participants of RSYS keelboat camps and introduces the sailors to keelboat racing at a state level. The senior squad is targeted at sailors (17 - 23 yrs old)who are currently competing at a national level in either dinghies or keelboats and aims to provide them with opportunities to compete at international keelboat events including on the Youth Match Racing Circuit.
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