Junior Program

Club Membership

The Cruising Yacht Club has a strong junior fleet with in excess of over 80 junior sailors enjoying the facilities and services the club provides as part of their membership each year.

Our junior members have their own dedicated Junior Room within the club with entertainment facilities to keep them occupied when they are not on the water. This allows the junior members to feel part of the club environment whilst giving them a space to relax.

Our junior members are an integral part of the club and mix freely with the senior members. This includes on water as well where a large proportion of our junior racing is in mixed fleets with more senior members. This mixing of junior and senior fleets builds a great deal of community within the club and this helps transfer the knowledge and experience gained from a lifetime of sailing in the senior members to the junior members, with the junior members quite often the showing their older counterparts a clean pair of heels around the race course

 

Training

TCYC is a Yachting Australia, accredited training centre (Discover Sailing Centre) and provides a wide range of sail and powerboat training to our junior members from beginner sailing courses to advanced high performance training, and also includes powerboat courses such as the Recreational Skippers Ticket.

These training classes follow a well-structured and proven training scheme from very basic courses aimed at fun and participation right through to performance coaching for sailors who wish to compete at local, state, national and international levels. More details on the training provided please follow the link to the Discover Sailing Webpage http://www.discoversailing.org.au/ or go to our Training Page

The Club also runs a series of beginner sailing courses over the school holiday period for those individuals that cannot commit to full membership or cannot attend on Saturdays for the normal sail training and racing sessions.

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To be apart of the sail training during the Sailing Season club membership fees must be paid at time of training registration in order to recieve use of club facilities.

Seasonal Sailing

 TCYC Sailing Season is between October - April. For more information email admin@tcyc.com.au or phone 9527 5468.

 

 

School Holiday Registration 

More info coming..

 

Racing and Competition

Our weekly racing provides our sailors an opportunity to put their training into practice and compete against their peers in a safe and fun environment.

Our normal racing season is on Saturdays from October through to April each year.

Our sailors are also encouraged and supported by the club to represent at events all over the Perth area if they wish to do so and we also encourage the sailors to participate in regattas and training races throughout winter period

 

Fleets

TCYC has a proven pathway for young sailors to improve their racing skills from very small single handed dinghies aimed at 7 year olds right up to right up to the High Performance Olympic Class Boats for older teens and adults.

 

Minnow

New sailors from age 7 commence their training, using club owned training boats.  The easy rigging style, stability and endurance of the boats mean our beginner sailors gain the confidence needed on the water.

This class has grown in popularity over recent years around WA with TCYC now boasting over 30 Minnows.  We also have club Minnows for hire for our newer sailors, with a strong re-sale market. Visit http://www.minnowwa.yachting.org.au/

 

Puffin Pacer

We also offer the Puffin Pacer as a training boat for our older juniors interesting in sail training program. The Puffin Pacer is a 2 person dinghy, very stable and easy to rig allowing newer sailors the flexibility to learn the basics in a bigger, stable dinghy. The club owns 6 of these boats that can be rented for training or racing.

This boat is also used to provide holiday courses for non-members and school outdoor education programs.

 

Flying Ant

As our sailors broaden their skills they move into the Flying Ant Skiff class. 

This is a two person dinghy, with single trapeze, spinnaker and self draining cockpit.  This is the ideal training class for young sailors to get a taste of fast pace of skiff sailing as they contemplate moving into more high performance classes.

This is a very light and fast boat that teaches all of the skill necessary to handle the larger higher performance dinghies whilst being small enough for the young sailors to handle. This is a great boat and the junior love the speed they can get up to in a good breeze.

 

29er Class

This fast paced, exciting class is for our most experienced junior sailors keen to obtain a taste of International fleet sailing and to most importantly – go fast!

Many of our junior sailors have gone on to represent not just TCYC, but WA and Australia at national and international events.  This boat represents the very best in high speed design and is the chosen youth training boat for those sailors who want to take their sailing to the very highest levels. It is super tough and durable so it also makes for a fantastic and fun boat for those sailors who just want to have fun on the weekends.

This boat is also one of the classes raced at the Australian Youth Championships where the best of the fleet are chosen to represent Australia in the Youth World Championships

 

49er and 49erFX Classes

The 49er for Men and the 49erFX for women the epitome of high performance sailing and are at the very top end of skiff sailing in the world. Many top flying Ant and 29er sailors have gone on to sail these boats at international events such as the World Championships and Olympics. These boats are at the very top end of our fleet and aimed at the 17 year old youth sailors and up. At present we have only a very small fleet but it is quickly build with more boats expected in our fleet next year.