CYCA Youth Sailing Academy

Since 1993, the YSA has developed into one of the world’s leading full-time youth sailing academies, with more than 500 graduates who have gone on to compete at major events around the world, including the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Olympic Games, America’s Cup, SailGP, Volvo Ocean Race and World Match Racing Tour.

The CYCA Youth Sailing Academy proudly celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2023 by hosting the 2023 World Sailing Youth Match Racing World Championship. The CYCA is currently the most successful Club to compete at the World Championship, competing in the Finals five times from six appearances:

2023 – Sydney, Australia – Silver Medal

2020 – Auckland, New Zealand – Gold Medal

2019 – Yekaterinburg, Russia – Gold Medal

2017 – Los Angeles, USA – Gold Medal

2016 – Noumea, New Caledonia – Silver Medal

Among the YSA graduates are Will Ryan (Olympic Gold and Silver medalist – 2020 & 2016), Olivia Price and Lucinda Whitty (Olympic Silver medalists – 2012), Sam Newton (SailGP Champions – 2021 & 2022 – Team Australia) and Kyle Langford (SailGP Champions – 2021 & 2022 – Team Australia, The Ocean Race and 2013 America’s Cup Champion – ORACLE Team USA).

Over the years, the Youth Sailing Academy has also provided scores of young girls and boys the opportunity to either learn the basics or to help make the successful transition from dinghies to keelboat sailing. Through its holiday camps, school and community programs, the YSA has nurtured them, brought families together and ignited the passion for our sport in so many individuals, many who still participate today and are proud Members of our Club.

For information on any event, please contact the Youth Sailing Academy at ysa.admin@cyca.com.au

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