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Enrolments Open for Junior & Youth Sailing Term 1 Programs

Enrolments for Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s Junior & Youth Sailing Term 1 programs are now open.

MHYC's Junior Sailing Program for children aged 7-12 years provides a safe and enjoyable introduction to dinghy sailing through Tackers, a fun, games-based sailing program.  The Australian Sailing Tackers Syllabus takes the sailors through the 3-step program using club-supplied OziOptis which are ideal for new sailors. Term 1 Tackers commences Sunday, 4 February 2018.

After the sailors have completed Tackers 3, they are invited to join our Optimist Green Fleet or the Adventure Squad which is being re-introduced in 2018.

Adventure Squad is for junior sailors who have completed Tackers 3.  The program aims to develop young sailors’ confidence, seamanship and boat handling skills through adventure sailing in the club’s fleet of OziOptis, International Cadets and 420s.  Using the Australian Sailing Discover Sailing framework as a basis, the program fosters an enjoyment of sailing in its recreational and competitive forms.  Sailors can then progress to coaching and development programs in their own boats.  Term 1 Adventure Squad commences Saturday, 3 February 2018.

Optimist Green & Silver Fleet Squads are for young sailors who have completed Tackers 3 and are ready to take the next step into beginner racing in their own boats.  Sailors enjoy a mix of race coaching and adventure sailing around the harbour on Sundays.  They also have the option of attending regattas such as the NSW Youth Championships, Queensland Youth Week, Optimist Nationals and Australian Youth Championships in the green fleet (for beginner racers) or the intermediate fleet.  Term 1 Optimist Squads commence Sunday, 4 February 2018.

For course details and online registration for MHYC's Junior Sailing Program - click here

MHYC's Youth Sailing Program is aimed at introducing teenagers to the sport and fun of sailing and enabling them to develop their skills at their own pace.  MHYC is an accredited Discover Sailing Centre and uses Australian Sailing's national 5 level program to teach the basic fundamentals of sailing through to racing skills including spinnaker and trapeze use.  The Youth Sailing Program commences Sunday, 4 February 2018.

After the sailors have completed the Better Sailing level, they have the option to continue on through the racing grades or join the Adventure Squad.

Adventure Squad aims to develop young sailors’ confidence, seamanship and boat handling skills through adventure sailing in the club’s fleet of International Cadets and 420s.  Using the Australian Sailing Discover Sailing framework as a basis, the program fosters an enjoyment of sailing in its recreational and competitive forms.  Sailors can then progress to coaching and development programs in their own boats.  Term 1 Adventure Squad commences Saturday, 3 February 2018.

MHYC Race Squad is for young sailors in this squad who have graduated from the Optimist racing squad, have completed Better Racing or have equivalent skills. They sail in a range of classes using their own boats.  On Sunday afternoons, members have briefings before and after club racing with the MHYC Coach who also provides on-water support.  Members of this squad may attend regattas such as the NSW Youth Championships, QLD Youth Week, Class State and National Championships and Australian Youth Championships.

For course details and online registration for MHYC's Junior Sailing Program - click here