YTP APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2016/17

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YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAMME APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

Auckland, New Zealand

Applications are now open for the 2016/2017 RNZYS Youth Training Programme.  New Zealand’s leading keelboat training programme which has been training young sailors since 1987.  Young sailors both male and female between 15 – 23 years of age are invited to register now!

Training is held in the Squadron’s fleet of ten Elliott 7m purpose built keelboats which utilize both spinnakers and gennakers.   Crews of four will be selected for helm, main, trimmer and bow positions for the season which begins with Orientation Day on Saturday 30th April 2016.

Trainee’s will gain experience in all areas of keelboat racing including match racing building up to an in-house regatta each month.  With representative crews being selected to compete at National and International competitions such as the Governor’s Cup (USA), Musto Youth International and Harken Cup in Australia.

In the past 29 years the Youth Training Programme has graduated over 460 young sailors with many of them going onto leading positions in the world of competitive sailing.  Our graduates continue to achieve outstanding results in the Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup and World Match Racing Tour.

Registration now online at www.rnyzs.org.nz (under Youth Programme)

For information please contact:

Guy Pilkington                                                                     Sara Tucker

YTP Coach                                                                             YTP Administator

Ph: + 64 9 360 6811                                                               Ph: + 64 360 6811

Email: gpilkington@rnzys.org.nz                                         Email: stucker@rnzys.org.nz

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