2019 Junior Sailing Winter/Spring Program

Rush Creek Yacht Club (RCYC) announces its 2019 Winter/Spring Youth Sailing Programs. There are numerous programs for kids starting at seven years old that span brand new sailors to advanced racers. The programs include: TSA Youth Circuit and Key Regattas, Special Events, and After-School and Weekend Classes.

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 TSA Youth Circuit/Key Regattas

Our junior sailing coach will be onsite for the RCYC Junior Sailing Team during the Texas Sailing Association (TSA) Youth Circuit Regattas.  The coach’s role is to provide off and on-the-water coaching during both days of the regatta and help coordinate the travel aspects of the racing team.

Date Event
February 9-10 TSA Kick-Off Seahorse Regatta at Lakewood YC
March 16-17 Spring Fling Regatta at Lake Canyon YC
April 6-7 Chocopalooza at Rush Creek YC
May 4-5 Viridian Sailing Center
May 18-19 Silly String Regatta/TSA Girls Champs at Grapevine Sailing Club
June 8-9 Road Runner Regatta/Texas State Laser Youth Champs at Austin YC

 

 

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After-School and Weekend Classes

Beginning Optis (Opti Green) are those kids that are seven (7) years old or older and want to develop sailing skills.  Taught in Optimist Prams, the most popular kid’s sailing boat in the world, the beginning class will teach the following abilities:

  • Rigging an Optimist dingy and learn the parts of the boat
  • Sail in straight lines both on and off the wind
  • Capsize recovery
  • Identify where the wind is coming from, points of sail, and sail trim
  • Know basic maneuvers such as tacking, jibing, docking
  • How to start a race and go around a race course
  • Responsibility for equipment and teamwork

Opti RWB (Red, White and Blue) is for those kids that have perfected the basics of rigging and sailing their Optis.  The goal is to perfect their handwork, footwork, boat tuning and boat handling techniques.  Focus on tactics and racing rules will improve their finishes on the race course.  Sessions will include:

  • More focused practices to improve specific skills
  • Being able to sail in ANY breeze condition.
  • Sail trim, control adjustments, and body placement that can maximize boat speed.
  • Perfecting maneuvers including roll tacks, roll jibes, kiting, quick 720’s, mark roundings and starting acceleration
  • Understanding wind shifts, race course strategy and starting strategy
  • Overall fitness of the sailors
  • Team work
  • Responsibility for their equipment

The 420 and Laser are used by many high school and collegiate sailing programs and is used for most of TSA Circuit events.  It is designed for those older kids that have aged or sized out of the Optimist Pram.  Students in this program will concentrate on:


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2019 Race Team Pricing Structure

Full-Time Race Team 12 month commitment (January-December):

Includes all scheduled sailing instruction for the race team for the entire year, all TSA regatta coaching fees and unlimited sailing in spring and summer clinics. $205 per month

 

Full-Time Race Team Seasonal:

For those who may not be able to make a 12 month commitment, this choice includes all scheduled sailing instruction for the race team during the months you are registered.  This option includes all scheduled sailing instruction for the race team, and all TSA regatta coaching during the months you are registered. To receive unlimited access to spring and summer clinics you must be enrolled in two consecutive seasonal sessions.  The session options for seasonal are below. Please select the sessions you would like to attend when registering. $225 per month

  1. Spring: March-May
  2. Summer: May-August
  3. Fall: August-November
  4. Winter: November-February

 

Part-time Race Team 12 month commitment (January-December):

Includes 2 race team practices a week and all TSA coaching regatta fees.  If enrolled part-time your monthly payment includes spring clinic sessions, and one week of your choice in summer clinics. $170 per month

 

Part-time Race Team Seasonal:

For those that may not be able to make a 12 month commitment, this option includes 2 race team practices a week and all TSA coaching regatta fees during the months you are active in the program. To receive access to one spring clinic and one summer clinic you must be enrolled in two consecutive seasonal sessions. The seasonal session options are below. Please select the sessions you would like to attend when registering. $190 per month

  1. Spring: March-May
  2. Summer: May-August
  3. Fall: August-November
  4. Winter: November-February

 

ONE DAY A WEEK Race Team:

For those that may live far, we would like to offer a one day a week option for the race team participation.  This option is only available to those whose primary residence is more than 30 miles from Rush Creek Yacht Club. This option includes one practice per week, and TSA regatta coaching fees.  This does NOT include spring and summer clinics. Please select the sessions you would like to attend when registering. $130 per month

  1. Spring: March-May
  2. Summer: May-August
  3. Fall: August-November
  4. Winter: November-February

 

Additional Fees/Discounts
10% sibling discount (only applies to juniors who make a 12-month commitment).
$25.00 additional monthly fee for use of junior club boats (*Juniors using a club boat during a
regatta are responsible for securing and transporting the borrowed club boat to and from the regatta)
$50.00 charge will apply for abandoning a borrowed boat at a regatta.
$30.00 additional monthly fee for non-club members. Non-members will be required to fill out a credit card authorization or bank auto-draft authorization for monthly dues.

* Pricing structure does NOT include coaching regatta fees for National Events except for Texas
Youth Race Week. If your child attends a National Event and needs coaching, price will be structured
accordingly.
**This pricing structure is only available to juniors that are actively involved in the Texas Sailing
Association circuit and are already at a competing level. For beginning or novice sailors please register
your child for their appropriate sailing class. You may contact our Vice Commodore of Education,
Jamie Barkley, for questions regarding beginning sailing instruction.

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Contacts:

Paul Barnes (Junior Head Coach)                             Paul’s Email

Jamie Barkley (Vice Commodore of Education)    Jamie’s Email

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