Youth Sailing Academy (YSA)

Established in 1993, the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy is well regarded both nationally and internationally as one of the world’s leading full time sailing academies. With over 500 sailors to date graduating from the Academy, many have gone on to compete in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Olympic Games, America’s Cup, World Match Racing Tour and The Ocean Race.

The Academy also has won three (2017, 2019 & 2020) of the four World Sailing Youth Match Racing World Championships it has contested.

The CYCA Youth Sailing Academy, which celebrates 30 years in 2023, offers a wide range of courses for participants, from learn to sail through to advanced sailing courses for sailors between 13 – 25 years of age. Using a fleet of ten identical Elliott 7m Keelboats, the Academy also hosts a number of world class youth sailing events each year, including the CYCA International Youth Match Racing Regatta in November.

Through a New South Wales Government initiative, the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy has been approved as an Active Kids Program provider which allows parents to claim and redeem a $50.00 Active Kids voucher per school enrolled child to cover registration of a CYCA Youth Sailing Academy course. To be eligible for the grant, please complete the online application form here.

The CYCA Youth Sailing Academy is run with the assistance of many supporters and sponsors. If you would like to help support the work of the YSA please either fill out the YSA Donation form HERE or contact the YSA via email HERE.

Contact CYCA Youth Sailing Academy

Youth Sailing Academy Head Coach

Jordan Reece

Phone: +61 (0)2 8292 7806


Youth Sailing Academy Administrator

Pam Scrivenor

Phone: +61 (0)2 8292 7806


CYCA Principal Sponsor

CYCA Official Sponsors

CYCA Youth Sailing Academy Sponsors and Supporters