Summer Performance Squad

Summer Performance Squad

Summer Performance Squad 2017/18

The Summer Performance Squad is a the program developed off the previous women's squad. The program will take place on Thursday evenings incorporating both training exercises and race experience. 

The CYCA has been successful in producing many competitive match racing sailors and is now providing this opportunity sailors above the youth age in an attempt to grow the discipline of match racing. The Summer Performance Squad is a fun group which focuses on match racing, an exciting discipline to develop their sailing and team skills.


Thirteen session program incorporating a training and racing program during the summer daylight savings period of 2017/2018

  • Fine tuning of fleet racing skills
  • Improve tactical knowledge for racing
  • Using strategies and putting them into practice 
  • Develop sound boat handling skills
  • Gain valuable teamwork experience
  • Increase your knowledge of boat setup and sail trim 
  • Gain match race experience

Participants will receive weekly email briefings so fast track this process prior to arriving at the CYCA. Each session will commence at 5:30pm with a briefing with on-water drills / racing commencing by 6:00pm till dusk.


Complete Online Application Form

Program Dates:

Spring Schedule

Weeks 1-6:

12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov

Fleet tactics & racing, Introduction to match racing, Elliott tuning & crew combinations

Summer Schedule

Weeks 7-11:

18 Jan, 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 15 Feb, 22 Feb

Advanced match racing tactics, fleet & match racing series and regatta

Program includes:

Sailing rules, rope work, sail trim, weather, introduction to match racing, fleet & match racing series and other lectures as provided.

Other Pathways and Opportunities in 2018-2019:

  • Land Rover Winter Series 2018


Sailors must have previous keelboat experience, preferably in the Elliott 7 class. All applications will be assessed on merit for the available positions.


SPS - $500.00 season                       $50 per session

(Includes all boat use, coaching, course notes, training material for all sessions and Twilight Series entry fee)  



Youth Sailing Academy

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