Pathways in Off The Beach sailing at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club

Green Fleet

The fun doesn’t stop when kids finish Tackers 3. RFBYC have a ‘Green Fleet’ program for the kids wanting to continue their sailing pathway. Green Fleet is a program where sailors have the opportunity to review and practice fundamentals from the Tackers programs. The kids will be introduced to racing through games, they will meet sailors of similar ability and develop independence. Sailors develop at their own pace, this fleet will expose sailors to different weather conditions and allow the sailor to build confidence through time being on the water.  The sailors will learn how to look after themselves, others and their equipment. Coaches with the Training Centre Principal monitor sailor’s performance and will progress children to the next fleet accordingly.

Orange Fleet

The fun doesn’t stop when teenagers finish Out There Sailing (Combined). RFBYC have an ‘Orange Fleet’ program for the teenagers wanting to continue their sailing pathway. Orange Fleet is a program where sailors have the opportunity to review and practice fundamentals from the Out There Sailing programs. The kids will be introduced to racing through games, they will meet sailors of similar ability and develop independence. Sailors develop at their own pace, this fleet will expose sailors to different weather conditions and allow the sailor to build confidence through time being on the water.  The sailors will learn how to look after themselves, others and their equipment. Coaches with the Training Centre Principal monitor sailor’s performance and will progress children to the next fleet accordingly.

Junior Coaching

RFBYC supports two junior classes; Optimist & Open Skiff. Sailors in the Green Fleet are given the chance to try both the classes in order to decide on their preference. Often a major factor is what their friends sail.  When sailors graduate from Green Fleet, they have the opportunity to purchase boats and join the RFBYC Coaching Program. We love sailing at RFBYC and want as many young people to enjoy it as much as we do! Whether your sailor is involved in club racing or if they have further aspirations e.g. State national, world level events our coaching program is designed to support their journey. Sailors will progress through levels and classes of boats in their sailing life. Depending on size and ability.