Applications Open for RNZYS 2021 Mastercard Youth Training Programme

 In News, Youth Training Programme

Applications are now open for the 2021 season of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s world renowned Mastercard Youth Training Programme. 

Long regarded as the best youth training programme in the world, it is also the most comprehensive and advanced in New Zealand. Young sailors who are looking for an intensive keelboat sail training programme needn’t look any further. 

“The Mastercard YTP 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.” – Mastercard YTP Training Manager Reuben Corbett.

Not only do Mastercard YTP sailors take part in a lot of sailing and racing in the Elliott 7’s at the RNZYS, but the RNZYS supports Mastercard YTP sailors to attend various fleet and match racing regatta’s both nationally and internationally.

The success of sailors who have come through the programme is phenomenal, with many going on to become world champions, America’s Cup sailors, Ocean Race sailors, Sail GP sailors, and many more. 

If you are looking to take your keelboat skills to the next level and propel yourself onto the world stage, the RNZYS Mastercard Youth Training Programme is for you. 

The programme is open for applicants between the ages of 15-23 years old and runs for 9 months from April – December 2021.

More details + apply today:

Applications close 28th February 2021. 

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