The RQYouthSquad is a development squad made up of Youth Sailors in a range of classes such as Optimist, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Flying 11, 29er and Sailboards. The RQYouthSquad condenses these separate class fleets into one team.
Group training occurs regularly, run by their invaluable coaches, leading the fleets towards State, National and World level competition. RQYouthSquad is very closely integrated with our Club Racing, which runs weekly in the Summer Season (September – April). Training generally slows down during the Winter Season as there is no regular Saturday Club Racing at this time of the year.
The RQYS Open Optimist Fleet is a development initiative to encourage young sailors who have moved through Green and Intermediate fleet, to continue on and improve on their racing and strategy.
Monday, Thursdays 1600 – 1800
Saturdays 0830 – 1130
Every second Saturday, sailors are coached through the Green Fleet and Intermediate Optimist Spring Series race course. Exact schedule of Saturday morning coached-racing is outlined in the Spring Series Sailing Instructions Schedule.
RQYS Saturday Club Racing 1330 start on Southern Course unless specified otherwise. Saturday morning training will often comprise of coached-racing on the Spring Series course from 0900 also.