. . . if you are ready to try something fun and you’re keen to put your newfound sailing skills into practice, come and join us for this great event!
Eligibility: Have completed a learn-to-sail course with the Sailing Academy.
Event Date: Saturday, 7th May 2022.
Format: Training session – 8:30am to 12:30pm
. Regatta afternoon – 1:30pm to approx 5:30pm (four races + presentation)
Entry is via the same system used to enrol for courses – use your Australian Sailing Member ID number.
Register HERE for the 2022 Academy Graduates Development Regatta
$120 per person
The Entry Fee includes:
- Racing on our fleet of Force 24 inshore keelboats with an Academy Instructor/Mentor Skipper
- the Training Morning
- Regatta shore based & on-water Training Session & Training notes
- On-water snacks
- Lunch & refreshments in the Clubhouse
- the Race Afternoon
- Regatta Briefing
- Presentation refreshments
- and some great prizes
We’re delivering this exciting event to help our emerging Sailing Academy graduates make the transition from training into racing. We aim to ensure all competitors’ sailing experiences at the Club are fun and rewarding.
Six crews will be formed from individual competitor registrations and they will sail with a Sailing Academy instructor/mentor skipper in a regatta of up to four (4) fun filled races in the club’s fleet of Force 24 keelboats (the same boats our keelboat courses are sailed in). Crews are encouraged to swap roles, including helming, during the regatta to ensure everyone has the opportunity to develop their skills in the different crew positions on a boat.
A Training Morning is held, to allow the six newly-formed crews to practice and work on their boat handling & teamwork prior to the regatta in the afternoon. A racing rules & race management information briefing will be provided on the Training Morning to enhance our entrant’s knowledge of the conduct of sailing races and provide additional education in the few important right-of-way rules required whilst racing.
At this regatta we’re not focused on prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd – we award prizes for improvement, achievement and entertainment! . . . . OK, we will record race results – but our aim is learning, not winning!!!