RLWYC Racing Program (Team Core)
prepares sailors for the challenges and rewards of regatta competition, while promoting camaraderie and good sportsmanship. Students of all ages are welcome to join Team Core. Training includes: practice starts, short course racing and on-land debriefing. Topics include: strategies and tactics, regatta rules, sail and boat tuning, and boat maintenance. Team Core is ideal for students who have a keen interest in racing.
We encourage all sailors interested in Team Core to bring their own boat and dolly. A limited number of Club boats – Optis, Lasers and Fevas – are available on a first come served basis.
Race Team will operate Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm and during weekends when there are regattas. After weekend regattas the following day (usually a Monday) will be maintenance days, racers may be required to assist for a portion of the day but there will be no formal training on maintenance days.
Race Team members will also participate in the Wednesday afternoon races and Saturday/Sunday Club Races.
Race Team is a fun way for young sailors to build a solid sailing and racing foundation. Using either single-handed or double-handed boats, racing skills will be taught at an age appropriate level to prepare young athletes for regatta competition. CANSail 1-4 course material will be incorporated into lessons, and students will be able to achieve their CANSail levels as part of Race Team.
Instruction will include dry-land training, start line training, short course racing, race tactics and rules, sail and boat tuning, trapeze and spinnaker work, and on-land debriefing. In addition to weekday coaching and Wednesday afternoon races, Race Team sailors are encouraged to race in the Club’s weekend race series, either in the Open class or as crew on a scow. Opti Provincials will be held at the Club as part of the Richardson Regatta.
Sailors may have the opportunity to participate in away regattas, for which there may be an additional charge for registration, accommodation, food, travel and coaching.
TEAM CORE PM
New this year, Team Core PM is designed for racers aged 13-18 aiming to enhance their sailing skills while also juggling the demands of summer employment. Using Club boats, either single or double handed, the class will run on Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-8:00pm. In addition, participants are strongly encouraged to participate in the Weekend Race Series.
The McLaughlin Scholarship offers one RLWYC sailor the use of a beautiful black racing Opti for the summer season. This boat has a complete set of the best equipment currently available including all required traveling equipment (sail bag, blade bag, spar case, top and bottom cover) as well as a dolly for use at regattas. The scholarship will reimburse the entrance fees for every regatta in which the boat is sailed.
- Sailors must provide and wear an approved PFD and rubber-soled shoes.
- Sailors should bring a towel, dry clothes, a set of foul weather gear, hat and sunscreen. A wetsuit is recommended in cooler weather.
- All sailors in the Racing Program are expected to participate in the Wednesday Races.
- RLWYC Membership is required for full season Team Core participation.
- Maintenance Days occur on all Mondays following weekend regattas. Maintenance days provide team “R&R” and/or time for boat maintenance.
- A mandatory Sail Manitoba membership fee will be added annually to your registration fee, to provide liability and accident insurance.
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