Youth Training Squads

Youth Training Squads - Summer Program 2018/2019

The Youth Training 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.

Coaching sessions are conducted on Tuesday afternoons, Thursday afternoons, and Sundays. Racing is also conducted once a month on Sunday's.



Participants registered in the RSYS Youth Training Squad program shall be exempt from paying Entry Fees for the RSYS Summer Dinghy Racing Series 2018 - 2019, however, are still required to submit a race entry as detailed in the ‘Notice of Race'.


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

Notice of Program

Supported Regattas and Training Dates

 RSYS Youth Sailing Communication

The primary method of communication used by the RSYS Youth 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. 

To join the private group, please use the link below or search for ' RSYS Youth Sailing Squads'. 


Find us on Team App

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.

For further information or to discuss the program and where your child might fit in contact Locky Pryor (ph. 02 9017 0154, e: