. . . 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 new event!
Eligibility: Have completed any 4-week course with the Sailing Academy.
Event Dates: Training Date – Saturday, 30th November
. Racing Date – Saturday, 7th December
Format: Six races
Click HERE to register for the Academy Graduates Development Regatta
Entry is via the same system used to enrol for courses. You can use your Australian Sailing Member ID number.
Click HERE for Notice of Race – (coming soon)
Click HERE for Race Results
This event is designed to further promote and develop sailing at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club. We’re delivering this exciting new regatta 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 allocated skipper/instructor in a regatta of up to six (6) 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 skippering, 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 the week prior, to allow the six newly-formed crews to practice and work on their boat handling & teamwork prior to the regatta. A racing rules & race management 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 don’t award 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!!!