The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme is the programme delivering intensive sail training for young sailors in a disciplined environment.  This programme has long been regarded globally as a leader in Youth Training and is the country’s most comprehensive and advanced.  Are you looking for an intensive sail training programme to take your keelboat skills to the next level and help propel you onto the world sailing stage?  The RNZYS Youth Training Programme is for you!

Download RNZYS Youth Training Programme 2019 Information Pack and registration Form HERE


OTHER YTP EVENTS: NESPRESSO National Youth Training Weeks               HARKEN National Secondary Schools Keelboat Championships

Criteria: Age 15 – 23 years.

Fee’s: Please contact our Coaching Staff for the current fee schedule. 2019/2020 training fee’s are $2,295.00 (NZ Dollars) which includes boats, all coaching, uniform and RNZYS Junior Membership.

Competitions: Each season the RNZYS supports youth teams to attend various fleet and match racing regatta’s both nationally and internationally.

How to Apply: Applications are received all year roundThe process is easy, please complete a application form below and email it, along with a brief sailing CV to Coach Reuben Corbett

Applications are open all year round. 2018 Applications: The first close off date is the end of February 2018, the second close off date is the end of March 2018.

This 11 month course is structured to help athletes excel in all areas both on and off the water.  It provides an in depth focus on advanced aspects of sailing including; racing rules, sail trim, boat maintenance, fitness, injury prevention, in addition to life skills such as goal setting and speech making.  It also reveals what is necessary to sail at the next level.  Our mission is that you finish the season a better sailor and a better person.  Upon completion of the year students will graduate or reapply for a consecutive year or years.

Calendar: The YTP begins on Saturday 6th May 2018 and finishes in March 2019.  Training is held on the weekends starting at 9am and finishing around 5pm (4pm in Winter), for a full season calendar please contact our Coaching Staff.

If you have any questions or would like some further information please contact our Coaching Staff

Phone: (09) 360-6809


GREG DAIR | 021 596 947


REUBEN CORBETT | 021 029 94752