. . . 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 Dates: Training Date – Saturday, 5th December 2020
. Racing Date – Saturday, 12th December 2020
Format: Six races
Entry: Entry is via the same system used to enrol for courses.
. You can use your Australian Sailing Member ID number.
. Click HERE to REGISTER for the 2020 Academy Graduates Development Regatta
Entry Fee: $85 per person
The Entry Fee includes:
- Racing on our fleet of Force 24 inshore keelboats with a skilled Mentor Skipper
- the Training Morning – Saturday 5 December
- Regatta Training Session
- Training notes
- the Race Day – Saturday 12 December
- Regatta Briefing
- On-water snacks
- Presentation refreshments
- and some great prizes
Click HERE for Sailing Instructions
This regatta is designed to further promote and develop sailing at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club. We’re delivering this exciting new 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 allocated mentor skipper 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 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 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!!!