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Match Racing



Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) invites youth and above sailors (Age 16+) to participate in this year’s SYC Match Racing Training Program. 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.

For the first year, SYC is also opening this program to non-members in an attempt to help facilitate and grow match racing in Victoria. It is recommended that participants from other yacht clubs enter as teams. All participants must be a current member of an Australian Sailing affiliated yacht club. The program is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. This number may change at the discretion of the SYC Boating Department. Priority will be given to SYC members over non-members.

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.



The program will run on Saturday afternoons from 3:00pm-6:00pm. The dates for the 2018 program are as follows:


  • Sunday 17 June (one off Sunday session – 1:00pm-4:00pm)
  • Saturday 23 June
  • Saturday 7 July
  • Saturday 14 July
  • Saturday 21 July
  • Saturday 4 August


  • Saturday 11 August
  • Saturday 18 August
  • Saturday 25 August
  • Saturday 8 September
  • Saturday 15 September
  • Saturday 22 September



SYC intermediate and junior members who are participating in the SYC Match Racing program will have the opportunity to attend a number of match racing regattas.

Regatta subsidisation of each team will be the responsibility of their home yacht club. For SYC members, the program has identified the following regattas in which it may support a team to attend:

  • Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championships (CYCA) – 4 – 5 August – Grade 4
  • Victorian Open State Championships (SYC) – 25 – 26 August – Grade 4
  • Australian Women’s Match Racing Championships (CYCA) – 16 – 19 September – Grade 3
  • Australian Open Match Racing Championships (CYCA) – 20 – 23 September – Grade 3
  • Sail Mooloolaba (MYC) – October TBA – Grade 4
  • SHARP Australian Youth Match Racing Championship (CYCA) – 8 – 12 October – Grade 3
  • Harken International Youth MR Regatta (RPAYC) – 21 – 25 November – Grade 3
  • Musto International Youth Match Racing Championships (CYCA) – 26 – 30 November – Grade 2

The regattas that 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 with James Sly.


Entry to the program is on an individual basis, however team entries are encouraged for both SYC teams and particularly those from other clubs.

The match racing training series is supported by SYC and available to members of AS affiliated Yacht clubs in Victoria. Pricing for SYC members and non-members are as detailed below and have been refined to cover the cost of the training series only. Subsidisation of regatta entries and related expenses will be the responsibility of participant’s home club.

SYC Training Program Cost:

  • SYC Member: $200
  • Non-Members: $350

The program fee includes all boat use, coaching within the course, an SYC Match Racing Musto evolution polo’s, a SYC Match Racing Musto quick dry cap. Additional coaching may also be provided at local regattas to all program participants at no additional cost.

For SYC members who wish to travel interstate, there will be a $100 regatta levy that participants will need to pay per event. For overseas events, this may be slightly higher and will depend on the location and cost that will be associated with such event. The regatta levy cost will contribute towards flights, entry fees and accommodation (if applicable).


2018 Match Racing Program Booking Link


For further information, please contact James Sly on or on 9599 0907 or Michah Shuwalow on 9599 0909.