Royal Selangor Yacht Club, Malaysia can offer a variety of sail training programs designed specifically for young people and can meet the requirements of schools and colleges wishing to give their students some sailing experience. The following is being run for local school children in 2015:
The intention of this programme is to enable children in the age range 8 – 13 to participate in the sport of dinghy sailing. The boats used will be the Royal Selangor Yacht Club’s fleet of Optimist & Lasers sailing dinghies.
RSYC will provide all boats, equipment and tuition for the courses, including on the water safety boats and operators. It will be the parent’s responsibility to ensure that the children arrive at the designated sailing area by at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the sailing session.
The basic training course consists of eight indicidual sessions and three stages as follows:
Stage One – Designed to give a basic understanding of how a sailing boat works, with some experience of steering and handling the boat.
Stage Two – Pupils will learn a range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor.
Stage Three –Pupils will progress to rigging, launching and sailing a boat in any direction.
Sessions will be scheduled every other week on a Saturday, from 12.30 to 5.00 PM. At the end of the basic training course, pupils will have the option to proceed to advance courses which focus more on dinghy racing. Class size is 6 - 10 trainees.
The ideal candidate will be:
- Between 8 – 13 years old
- Able to float and swim a short distance (however life jackets will be compulsory at all times)
- Reasonably healthy – not asthmatic, for example
The parents of each pupil will need to sign an application form with a disclaimer that RSYC are liable in the case of an accident.
Please contact the RSYC office for details or to discuss a youth training scheme.