In conjuncture with Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club, we are running several youth race training weeks. These weeks will be running three different fleets: Toppers, Oppies & Lasers. With high-level race coaches, these weeks are aimed at participants who are comfortable in one of these boats looking to improve their racing skills.
Whether you are a club racer or a squad sailor these weeks will test your racing against several people in the same age group. These weeks will involve training and racing drills on Monday to Thursday with a regatta day on Friday. We bring all fleets together for a brilliant event while building experience in a full racing series.
We split into two groups, gold and silver fleets, typically training separately in the mornings and racing collectively in the afternoons with a regatta planned for the final day. Each group will have separate lunchtimes to prevent crowding. Boats should be on the top bank and rigged with sails rolled by 09:45 when the course starts, with a briefing for kids and parents.
This is an Oppie race training week. With high-level race training, this week will involve race training in the morning and races with coaching in the afternoons. This course is ideal for improving your racing skills, developing boat handling and building confidence. Participants should be comfortable sailing an Optimist. .
This is an advanced Laser race training week. With high-level race training, this week will involve race training in the morning and races with coaching in the afternoons. Ideal for improving your racing in a laser if you are a club racer or squad sailor this week will test your skills. Participants should be comfortable sailing a laser.