It is hard during this time of uncertainty to keep active, stimulated and engaged with the Club, as well as keeping up to date with your general well being.
Below are some ways to keep in touch with the CYCA, relive some of our blue-ribbon moments and connect with the sailing community, as well as some places to turn to if you need help.
It’s always hard keeping children (young and old) entertained and engaged in times like this. Have no fear as we have found some exciting educational platforms that allow them to learn about the world, our impact on the environment and what we can do to help, all through examples in the sport of sailing.
- The Ocean Race’s Champions for the Sea programme will help students (aged 6-12 years) discover the excitement of sailing, the importance of the Ocean and how Ocean health is threatened. Through the practical activities and worksheets developed, and using Social and Emotional Learning techniques (SEL) you and your children/students will be encouraged and empowered to take positive action for the Ocean with a true understanding of how we can all make a difference and become Champions for the Sea! Click here for more.
- STEM Crew is a FREE digital education programme for 11-16-yr olds. Each teaching resource harnesses the power and excitement of a professional sailing team to inspire your students. STEM Crew resources have been used in classrooms to teach over 150,000 young people. Where academic concepts are brought to life alongside real-world science, technology, engineering and maths. Click here for more.
- Test your skills through Virtual Regatta. Race against some of the world’s best sailors in the comfort of your own home. Whether inshore or ocean racing, you can hone in your skills and prepare for your next adventure.
Relive the action of the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart
Watch the spectacular Rolex Sydney Hobart – Spirit of Yachting documentaries
2019 Spirit of Yachting – Rolex Sydney Hobart
Here are just a few of many:
Go Offshore with the CYCA
Relive all the stories from the Club through the vast collection of Offshore magazine.
If you need help, ask
If you are struggling with this uncertain and everchanging time there is help out there. Click here for more.
If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to and don’t know where to turn, here are some options:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14
- Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
- MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
- Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636
- Headspace on 1800 650 890
- Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
- ReachOut at au.reachout.com
- Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) on 1800 008 774
A number of other online resources are publishing tips and tricks to ensure you overcome any mental-health challenges during this unusual period. A good example is this recent article published by the ABC.
A range of online communities are also offering assistance, such as with the delivery of groceries or other odds and ends, to those in need who live locally.