Squads

Squads

Youth Sailing Academy Squads

The CYCA Youth Sailing Academy conducts courses and squads for 13-24 year olds at all levels.

The Academy's squads and courses provide a range of programs from learn to sail through to extending the sailing skills of competent sailors.

All courses are available for members and non-members.

Course graduates have the opportunity to move onto members yachts as crews for harbour and offshore racing.

CYCA Youth Sailing Academy three Winter squads now available are:-

'Talented Sailor Search' - for advanced fleet racing
'Development Match Racing Squad' - for developing match racing skills and three interclub regattas
'Advanced Squad' -for advanced match racers and entry to match racing regattas

Talented Sailor Search
Graduates from School Holiday Courses or sailors active in dinghy sailing for 3 - 5 years are welcome to apply for this squad. Students from this course gain valuable skills in tactics and strategy of fleet racing and may become involved with yacht racing.

Development Match Racing Squad
Sailors who have demonstrated exceptional fleet racing skills or graduated from other YSA squads are invited to attend. Students from this course gain valuable skills in match racing and are given the opportunity to represent the CYCA at interclub regattas. They may also become involved with yacht racing.

Advanced Squad
This course fine-tunes the sailor in all aspects of the sport.  Racing rules, tactics, physical fitness, campaign planning, sail trim and boat maintenance are just some of the subjects covered over the course.  Students in the Advanced course have opportunity for selection to represent the CYCA in a number of National and International Youth and under 25's Match Racing Regattas and are highly sought after as yacht crews.

Summer Performance Squad
This new exciting program has been refined from the exisitng women's squad program. Conducted on Thursday evenings, this new squad will run from November - February focusing on drills and exercises on the water. On water time will be maximised by producing email briefing notes. Each evening will begin at 1730hrs at the CYCA and wrapping up by 2000hrs and will incorporte both match racing fleet racing tactics.