Mastercard Youth Training Programme

The Mastercard 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 Mastercard Youth Training Programme is for you!

2023 Information Pack

Programme Details

Criteria: Age 15 – 23 years.

Fee’s: Please contact our Coaching Staff for the current fee schedule. 2023 training fee’s are $4200 if paid upfront, $4500 if paid in instalments; they will include 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 required by 24th of March. The process is easy, please complete a application form below and email it, along with a brief sailing CV to Coach Zak Merton zmerton@rnzys.org.nz

This  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 in March 2023 and concludes in December 2023.  Training starts the 1st & 2nd of April, it is held on the weekends starting at 9am and finishing around 4pm, for a full season calendar please contact our Coaching Staff.

Zak Merton
Mobile: 022 576 2965
Email: zmerton@rnzys.org.nz

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