Green Fleet & Intermediate Squad
INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The groups are preparing for the upcoming Spring Season and the Opening of the 136th Sailing Season on 5 September 2020, where Intermediate will be racing on the Southern Course with the Open Classes, and Green Fleet will have their own smaller course located closely to the Southern Course for their four weeks of Racing.
The RQYS Optimist Green Fleet is a development initiative to encourage young sailors who have completed Tackers 3, to continue on and begin learning how to race. Through training and racing with Green Fleet, and as a part of the Club Racing program, students will move through higher level squads to prepare for State and National level competition. The next level up is Optimist Intermediate Squad, where training continues at the same times/dates but becomes more intense. The two squads usually train separately, however sometimes train together.
To qualify to join Green Fleet or Intermediate Squad, sailors require the following:
- Current/Financial RQYS Junior Membership
- A Boat – Either your own Optimist, an RQYS Fibreglass Optimist ($200.00 per series/school term) or an RQYS Poly Tackers Optimist ($150.00 per series/school term). If you do not own your own boat, you must ensure you book a dingy through the Sailing Academy.
- Storage of dinghy needs to be organised before dropping boat at RQYS with the Marina Office. Each dinghy needs full comprehensive insurance.
- Tackers 3 Completion Certificate or Equivalent (must be approved by RQYS Tackers coordinator)
Any parents who are eager to get on the water and help with the racing, please contact us.