Please select your home edition
Edition
Pantaenius - Worldwide Support

New CYCA Youth Sailing Academy fleet officially launched

by Jennifer Crooks on 25 Jul 2013
Elliott Sponsors presented with their half models. Credit CYCA Staff - New CYCA Youth Sailing Academy CYCA Staff .
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Youth Sailing Academy fleet of ten Elliott sevens were officially launched today, Thursday 25 July, by Commodore Howard Piggott and Anthony Dunn, Chairman of the Training and Development Committee.

The launch of the new fleet is one of the major milestones in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the foundation of the Youth Sailing Academy. After an extensive selection process, the Elliott seven was selected as the new training vessel as they have precise symmetrical balance and build weights, strong components, versatility in sailing conditions and racing modes – from symmetric and asymmetric spinnaker sailing, match racing and fleet racing.

The ability for the vessels to be able to accommodate up to five junior sailors when in training mode and sail with up to four senior sailors in match racing conditions, was also paramount in the decision making process.


Commodore Howard Piggott presented each Elliott sponsor with a half model in recognition of their support. 'On behalf of the Club, I would like to thank all sponsors of the Youth Sailing Academy. Your support enables us to continue to deliver excellence in youth sailing. Some of you have been with us from day one and some are new to the family.

'Thank you all for your continued support – you are investing in the future of our great sport of sailing. The Youth Sailing Academy holds a unique place in the CYCA and in the sport of sailing in Australia as it is one of Australia's leading full time Youth Sailing Academies,' Commodore Piggott added.

Chaplain Max Walker from HMAS Watson conducted the official blessing of the fleet.

The boats will be making their regatta debut in the Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championships that will be held from third-fourth August.

A Youth Sailing Academy Alumni function will also be held on Friday 20th September for all past and present YSA students and graduates.

The fleet will once again be in action when the CYCA hosts the Australian Open, Womens’ and Youth Match Racing Championships from 20-29 September. Naming rights sponsorship of these Championships is still available.

Barz Optics - FloatersX-Yachts AUS X4 - 660 - 2Sail Port Stephens 2017 660x82

Related Articles

Less than a month to go to 8th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth
To date, 66 teams have signed up for the event, which bodes well for an exceptional vintage Péan will be casting an expert eye over the event that occurs 10-15 April. A seasoned and talented sailor, he boasts one of the most prestigious track records in French sailing, with victories logged in the Solitaire du Figaro in 1983, then the Whitbread (a crewed around-the-world race with stopovers) in 1986.
Posted on 22 Mar
Transat Jaques Vabre – Oman Sail takes on Class 40 challenge
The new campaign is the latest stage of the relationship between Al Hasni, one of Oman's most promising sailors Oman Sail has revealed a new adventure for 2017 as the pioneering national initiative takes on a double-handed Class 40 challenge pairing up mentor and long-term skipper of various Oman Sail projects, Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, with his protégé and Oman Sail’s most successful offshore sailor, Fahad Al Hasni.
Posted on 22 Mar
New sales and new gear
Ronstan's Clear Start race timer and watches are completely updated with bold new styling and true sailing functionality The most popular sailing watch in the world just got better. Ronstan's Clear Start™ race timer and watches are completely updated with bold new styling and true sailing functionality. Besides the fresh new look they feature large buttons, easy to read displays and advanced intuitive programming designed specifically with the racing sailor in mind.
Posted on 22 Mar
RORC Easter Challenge – Free expert coaching
A coach can optimise practice time, provide detailed analysis via both stats and video, can examine specific issues If you want to do better out on the race course, you could buy yourself a newer, more competitive boat. Or sail with a better crew. Or could buy some new sails. Or put in some practice. But keelboat crews frequently forget that one of the best value methods is to employ a coach.
Posted on 22 Mar
MYC Helly Hansen Women's Challenge 2017- Division Winners
The MYC Helly Hansen Women's Challenge 2017 was run at the weekend from Manly Yacht Club with divisions categorised The MYC Helly Hansen Women's Challenge 2017 was run at the weekend from Manly Yacht Club with divisions categorised under Female Helm or All Female crew. Division winners in the PHS Divisions were as follows:
Posted on 22 Mar
The long, short and wide set a record for AHIRW 2017
A small yacht measuring less than eight metres overall has established an impressive record on the entry list for AHIRW. A small yacht measuring less than eight metres overall has established an impressive record on the entry list for Australia’s largest offshore tropical regatta, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.
Posted on 22 Mar
Andrea Francolini takes us into the sewer
Andrea Francolini provided this gallery of images of Beau Geste TP52 training With many thanks to the magnificent Andrea Francolini and also Team Beau Geste on their TP52, we have this splendid on board gallery from training ahead of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championship. The AUS Sailing event is hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia will take place from Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 March 2017.
Posted on 21 Mar
Vestas 11th Hour Racing launch Volvo Ocean Race campaign
Vestas are returning for a second edition, after launching their 2017-18 campaign in partnership with 11th Hour Racing Vestas 11th Hour Racing will be led by the American duo of Charlie Enright and Mark Towill. The team are the fourth to announce for the upcoming edition, which begins on 22 October, and they will use the race to promote a sustainability message around the world.
Posted on 21 Mar
St. Barths Bucket Regatta – More action shots by Carlo Borlenghi
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images
Posted on 21 Mar
St. Barths Bucket Regatta images by Carlo Borlenghi
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images
Posted on 21 Mar