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SYC Match Racing Training Series 2017

Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) invites our Intermediate & Junior (16+) members to participate in this year’s SYC Match Racing Training Series. This program is aimed at improving the quality of match racing at SYC as well as providing our young members with an opportunity to represent SYC on a national and international level.

Dates & Times:

The program will run on Saturday afternoons from 3:00pm-6:00pm. The dates for the 2017 program are as follows:


22, 29


5, 12, 26


6, 14*


2, 9


3, 17, 25*


7, 21, 28


8, 15, 23*


4, 11, 18

* It is intended that SYC will host a grade 5 training regatta on these dates. These regattas are designed to provide those in the program with an opportunity to compete in a regatta like environment in the lead up to the major match racing events around the country. These events will be held on a Sunday to allow for maximum use of Club resources.

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About the program:

  • It is a requirement that participants are a current financial member of SYC.
  • The program is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. This number may change at the discretion of the SYC Boating Department.
  • The coaches for the program will be Michah Shuwalow and James Sly. SYC may bring in specialised coaching resources from time to time to further develop the skills of program participants. 
  •  Applicants may apply as a team or individually. Where an applicant applies individually, the coaches of the program will assist with assigning you to a team.
  • There are a number of events that SYC hopes to support a team to attend. SYC will endeavour to send all teams to at least one event. The selection of which team will represent SYC at a given regatta will be based on criteria such as training commitment, training regatta performance etc.
  • Possible regattas that SYC may support a team to attend include, but are not limited to are:
    • Jul 4-7  Darwin Int. Youth MR Champ – Darwin, NT, Grade 3
    • Aug 5-6 (Sat/Sun)  Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Champ – Grade 4
    • Sep 14-17 Australian Open MR Champ, Melbourne – Grade 3
    • Sep 25-29 SHARP Australian Youth Match Racing Championship – Grade 3
    • Sep  TBA Australian Women’s Match Racing Champ – Grade 3
    • Sep  TBA Sail Mooloolaba – Grade 4 – MYC
    • Nov 22-26 Harken International Youth MR Regatta, RPAYC – Grade 3
    • Nov 27-Dec 1 Musto International Youth Match Racing Champ – Grade 2
  • The regattas SYC may choose to support a team to attend are not limited to the above listed events. If there are any additional events that are of interest to you, please raise this in your application or throughout the program as they arise.


This series is generously subsidised by the Club and is offered to our members at a cost of $400 per person.

The program fee includes all boat use, coaching within the course, two SYC Match Racing Musto evolution polo’s, a SYC Match Racing Musto quick dry cap and financial support as well as additional coaching that may be provided to teams who are selected to represent SYC at interstate, national or international events. Additional coaching may also be provided at local regattas to all program participants at no additional cost.

Further Information:

For further information, please contact James Sly on or on 9599 0907.


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SYC Match Racing Regattas