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Green Fleet and Green Adventure
Timetable for Green Fleet and Green Adventure for Term 1 2024 BOOK HERE
|Term 1, 2024
|Saturday 11.30am - 2pm
|Wednesday 4pm - 6pm
|Term 1, 2024
|Sunday 2.30 - 5pm
|Saturday 4pm to 6.30pm
This is an 8 session term. We have a regatta (Sail GP) during the weekend of 23 and 24 February so no sessions running. Easter Friday, March 29 to Monday April 1 2024 so there are no sessions from Thursday 28 March to Thursday 4 April. Wednesday Green Adventure have a break on 6 March after 4 weeks. End of term is Friday 12 April.
About Green Adventure and Green Fleet
Green Adventure and Green Fleet are club based junior (primary school age) sailing activity for kids who have completed the Tackers Programme (all 3 levels) or a similar junior learn to sail program. Like many sports, sailing recognises that primary school age kids are more likely to enjoy, and be retained in sport, if it is less competitive and more fun/games based and social. Green Adventure is for students who enjoy sailing and want to develop their skills in a fun environment. Many Green Adventure students progress to Green Fleet racing when they are a bit older and/or more confident. Green Fleet is for students who are ready to learn the skills of dinghy racing. The focus is still on fun and this is enhanced by learning the new skills associated with racing.
Green Adventure is designed for sailors who have completed Tackers 3 and would like to further progress their sailing skills without the competitive aspects of racing. We use a more relaxed teaching structure to further develop each sailors' independence and sailing knowledge with a fun, games based and social approach. The children will be provided boats by the Club which they will learn to rig independently, they will then further enhance their safe boat handling skills and knowledge by taking to the waters of Rose Bay and around Shark Island.
Progression: Sailors can move from Green Adventure to Green Fleet at any time. The next stage is joining the WSC Academy Optimist Performance Program to build skills and engage in formal racing. A level of competency is required. From Green Adventure sailors can also choose to progress to either ILCA (Laser) Green fleet or the Teens Out There Sailing program if they enjoy recreational sailing and have outgrown the optimist boat. Any queries please contact us [email protected]
Green Fleet is the progression after Tackers 3 for sailors to continue on the racing sailing pathway and provides an introduction to racing with simplified rules and shorter races. Our Green Fleet sailors must own their own fibreglass boat at this level - they may start using a club boat while a fibreglass boat is procured. Sailors will be taught to rig and care for their own boat - teaching independence and building their confidence. Throughout the course sailors will learn safe boat handling skills with our structured yet fun course curriculum. To maximise progress, sailors can book into two sessions for the term.
Qualifying for Green Fleet sailors must:
- Have completed Tackers 3 or equivalent
- Own their own boat (or be in the process of purchasing one) - please contact our club for boat sales enquiries
- Boat storage can be organised through [email protected]
- Current membership Woollahra Sailing Club - an Associate and Junior membership is complementary for the first year of Green Fleet. Please contact [email protected] about storage and membership.
Sailors progress from Green Fleet to WSC Academy Optimist Performance Program's Optimist Intermediate - a certain level of competency is required. Please contact [email protected]
Last updated 10:31 on 17 January 2024