RYCV Off the Beach

Of the Beach Sailing Sailing At Royals

Great sailing careers begin with a solid grounding in off the beach classes such as International Cadets, Lasers or 29ers. Royals OTB operates from a separate facility within the grounds of the RYCV. The club caters for children of all ages with regular sail training and racing activities in a variety of dinghy classes. The club also assists promising juniors to attend major regattas, including national and world championship events.

Many senior members of the club have started their sailing careers with the junior club, graduating to bigger boats and continuing their sailing careers as senior members.
Classes Supported
Royals now have three active classes  sailing most Sundays in summer and every other Sunday during the winter.
International Cadets
Royals has had a fleet of International Cadets since forever!
They are a fantastic two person, three sail training dinghy for kids between 8 and 17.  The class is strongly supported at the State and National level and provides a great foundation for a lifelong sailing career. 
International Cadet
There is a steadily growing fleet of Lasers sailing from Royals. Some of the sailors are kids who have graduated from Cadets and some are re-discovering the joys of dinghy sailing after too much time sailing keelboats. There are active sailors using 4.7, radial and full rigs so there is always someone to race against.
Royals has a growing fleet of 29ers for those who wish to eperience the excitement of skiff sailing.  These lighweight 2 man flying machines provide both a thrill and a challenge for our more experienced sailors.

Photos: Gallery or Daff Wallace's Flickr site

Coaching Program Files 

Tuning Guide, Sailing Tips

      • New sailors welcome.  Arrive at 11am with sailing gear if you are hoping for a ride.  There's almost always room on a crash boat if all the cadets are fully crewed
      • 2013/14 Season coaching:
        • Ben Guenther is the new coach starting in 2014
        • We will charge $13 per participant (i.e. $26 per boat) per day. This rate is subsidised by the Club. Charges will be billed to Cadet's club accounts unless we are advised that you want to do something different.  No change since 2011/12 pricing
        • Boats need to be rigged by 09:30 on coaching days.

Quantum Sails Tuning tips

Some articles from handouts, if you know who prepared them - please let me know

Some great articles by Tony Bull, published in Australian Sailing (your YA membership will allow you to get a discounted subscription to this magazine!)



The club now has cadets available to charter for the 2014 - 2015 season.
Charter and storage of club Cadet: $147.00 per season.

  1. Storage of your own Cadet: ~$147.00.

For all Cadet inquiries contact

  • Tim Olding 0402 933 964
  • David Johnson 0477 324 439 

International Cadet Class revised class rules introduced in 2009.  Click Here.  
For further International Cadet Class information see the following....

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