LEARN TO SAIL AT RYE YACHT CLUB              

RYC Sailing School - Winner of 2015 Yachting Victoria Discover Sailing Centre of the Year
RYC Principal Bob Cooper - Winner of 2016 Yachting Victoria Instructor of the Year

 
2016-17 Junior Learn to Sail Program:
Junior Learn to Sail Program:
Tackers for 7 to 11 years old - This summer we will again be running Tackers courses for our younger Junior members.
The courses are designed for those who are aged 7 to 11 (approx) with no prior experience.  Click to dowload an Enrolment Form for the Tackers Learn to Sail Program.  The form must be filled in and sent or handed in to the Club  (PO Box 387, Rye, 3941) and payment made at least 1 week before the Learn to Sail Program commences.
Tackers 1 and 3 courses will be run on Sunday Mornings from 9:00 until 11:30pm and run for eight weeks.
Tackers 2 courses will be run on Saturday mornings from 9:00am until 11:30am and are also for eight weeks.
The first Tackers 2 course will start on Saturday November 19th and the first Tackers 1 and 3 courses will start on Sunday November 20th.  Second courses will start on Saturday February 4th (Tackers 2) and Sunday February 5th (Tackers 1 & 3).

The cost of your first Junior Sailing Program Course will be $130 and subsequent (Tackers or Start Sailing 1 & 2) courses will be $110.   Note: you must also be an RYC member; the cheapest form of membership is Junior membership at $83.


For older juniors (12 and upwards approx) wanting to learn to sail, we will run two Start Sailing 1 and 2 courses. These courses will run on Saturday mornings with the same dates and times as the Tackers 2 courses above. They cover much the same sailing content and skills as the Tackers 1, 2 & 3 courses. We will use mainly RS Fevas, Pacers and O'penBICs during these courses.
Click to dowload an Enrolment Form for the Junior Learn to Sail Program.  The form must be filled in and sent or handed in to the Club  (PO Box 387, Rye, 3941) and payment made at least 1 week before the Learn to Sail Program commences.
Click here for more information.
The cost of your first Junior Sailing Program Course will be $130 and subsequent (Tackers or Start Sailing 1 & 2) courses will be $110.
Note: you must also be an RYC member; the cheapest form of membership is Junior membership at $83.
Junior/Youth Development Squads:
This summer we are introducing a Junior Development Squad (OpenBIC, Minnow) and a Youth Development Squad (29er, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, RS Feva) for Junior Sailors who have completed Tackers 1, 2, & 3 or Start Sailing 1 & 2. These groups will run on most Sunday mornings (9:30 until 11:30) as ?coaching groups? and then the sailors will take part in Sunday afternoon club racing. Also, as part of the program, we will encourage the development squad members to enter several regattas held outside the club to further extend their experience with other coaches and also in racing with their class of boat against sailors from other clubs.
 
2016-17 Adult Learn To Sail Program:
 
Rye Yacht Club offers three 6-week Learn-to-Sail courses  (Start Sailing 1 & 2) for adults each summer season.
This season, the first course will commence on Saturday November 19th 2016.  A second course will run on Saturday 14 January 2017 and the third will commence in Saturday 25 February 2017. Courses are run on Saturdays between 9am-2pm, using 2-person Pacer dinghies and a number of single person boats. You can also do our course using your own boat if you have one. Participants receive comprehensive notes about many aspects of sailing as well as instruction in:
    • safety on the water
    • rigging your boat
    • launching and retrieval
    • tacking & gybing and
    • sailing on all points of the wind.
Please click here for an Enrolment Form and more information. If you have any queries, or would like to register your interest in attending one of our Adult Learn to Sail courses, please contact us at: info@ryeyachtclub.org.au.
The cost of the course is $175. Note: you must also be an RYC member; the cheapest form of memberships is a 6 Day Visits memberships for $100.
 2016-17 Advanced Sailing Programs:

The following courses are available to both adults and juniors who have completed Start Sailing 1 & 2 and have gained sufficient sailing experience.
 
An Australian Sailing BETTER SAILING course starting on Saturday November 19th 2016 running for 6 weeks. This course covers the use of spinnakers and trapeze, more advanced sailing skills, such as roll-tacks, roll-gybes and sailing in stronger winds.
An Australian Sailing START RACING course starting Saturday 21st  January 2017 running for 6 weeks. This course will focus more on racing skills covering Racing Rules, Race Starts, Mark Rounding, setting up your boat and using wind shifts to advantage.
An Australian Sailing BETTER RACING course is scheduled to start on Saturday 4th March. This course develops further the techniques and skills learned in Start Racing and helps prepare sailors for higher level racing competitions such as State and National Class Championships.
If you are interested in participating in either of these programs, please complete the appropriate form below and forward this with your payment option to Bob Cooper or bring it down to the Club.
Note: you must also be an RYC member; the cheapest form of memberships is Junior membership at $83 or Adult memberships as a 6 Day Visits memberships for $100.

 

 
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20 Little Optis sitting on the beach ...

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Training in light wind.

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Optis sailing off the wind.

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Training in an RS Feva