Darwin Sailing Club
Intermediate Youth Development

Intermediate Youth Development

Prerequisites: One or more of the following:

  • High level club racing
  • National level competition
  • Regular Keelboat experience

Ages: 12+ 

Applications will be assessed for eligibility, if successful applicants will be contacted with joining instructions.

Course 1: 11, 12, 13 April 2017 08:00-15:30

Course 2: 5-6 October 2017 

The Intermediate Youth Development Program consists of a 3 day intensive workshop involving both on & off water training. The program focuses on building core team work dynamics and advanced sail trim techniques. Athletes will focus on refining their skillsets in the following areas:

Understand and developing advanced keelboat boat handling skills including the dynamics of asymmetrical  spinnakers

  • Developing a deeper understanding and knowledge base of the Racing Rules of Sailing
  • Implementing changes from dinghy fleet racing tactics to keelboat racing
  • Execution of better teamwork dynamics
  • Brief introduction into match racing
  • Develop a basic understanding of fitness requirements
  • Develop an understanding of all positions on board a keelboat

Thanks to our major sponsors

Darwin Port
Nautical Supplies
Sponsor of Junior Sailing
Arthur J Gallagher Insurance
Ramada Suites
Ward Keller
Mount Gay
Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association
Carlton United Breweries
Pernod Ricard
Television Sponsor
Waterfront Bistro
Coca-Cola-Amatil