Dinghy Squads

Try Dinghy Sailing at RSYS!

To give sailors a taste of our fantastic dinghy sailing program, we have set up two ‘Try Dinghy Sailing’ days at the Club.
For those who have completed the Tackers Training, our Optimist Green Fleet Transition Group is the next step, or they can jump in a Pacer as a crew. For sailors who have completed the OutThere Teen Sailing course, the next step is to jump into our 2 person Pacer dinghies.
Upon arrival, our friendly coaches will introduce you to the dinghies before heading out on the water for the try sailing session.

16th May 12:00pm-3:00pm
Parents are welcome to utilise the Cafe in the CCA during sailing.

Meeting Place:
Our coaches will meet you under the flag pole on the lawn next to the Clubhouse.
We look forward to having you join us at the Club!

Register your interest HERE

Green Fleet Transition Course

The Green Fleet Transition Course is all about getting sailors out on the water and having fun while incorporating a  more regular sail training schedule. This course helps to bridge the gap between Tackers Training group and our Optimist Dinghy Squads Fleet.
The course will run on Sundays afternoons during our regular dinghy sailing program.Sailors will utilise a Club ‘poly’ Optimist for the duration of the course, which will give them a feel for regular sail training in the dinghy program without having to purchase their own boat.

Dates: Term 2 – 9th May – 20th June 2021
Timing: Arrive 12:00pm – Depart 3:00pm.

To utilise an Active Kids voucher, enter the discount code ‘Activekids’, then enter the voucher code in the additional registration field.

Price: $250


The RSYS Dinghy Squads Program

Our program provides coaching and racing sessions for sailors in Optimists (Green Fleet and Open), Lasers (4.7, Radial and Full Rig), and Pacers.

Dinghy sailing is open to all members and the laser squad is a great place to sharpen your sailing skills in a fun and competitive environment.

Our Dinghy Squads

Optimist Squad – Green Fleet is suitable for sailors who have completed the Tackers ‘Learn to Sail’ Program
Optimist Squad – Open Fleet is best suited to sailors who are confident on the water in their own boat.
Laser Squad is for those sailors who have moved on from the Optimist and are looking for the next step along their sailing pathway.
Pacer Squad is a new initiative launched by the Squadron and focuses on developing sailors skills in a double-handed class, this includes spinnakers, teams racing and match racing.

Registration for the Dinghy Squads Program is open to all eligible RSYS Members. If you are interested in becoming a Member of RSYS, take a look at the RSYS Membership Information Brochure.

Following registration through Revsport, sailors also need to register their boat for the Dinghy Racing Series through Sailsys. Entry into the Dinghy Racing Series (racing held within the program) is inclusive in the Dinghy Squads Program registration.

For more information on eligibility, session times, and further program details, take a look at the Notice of Program below.

Season Documentation

The Notice of Program outlines eligibility requirements, fees, dates for training and racing, and lists the Club supported regattas.
Winter Season Notice of Program 2021
Winter Program Schedule 2021
NOR_SI_RSYS_Dinghy Winter 2021
Winter Dinghy Season 2021 – Register here
Enter your boat details for the Winter Dinghy Racing Series through Sailsys

April Holiday Dinghy Camps

The upcoming Dinghy Squad Camps will be separated by sailor level and fleet.

There will be four groups; Optimist Green Fleet, Pacers, Optimist Performance, and Laser Performance.

For each group, we will have a variety of fun/skill-based activities suitable to the sailor’s ability.
Lunch will be provided for all sailors with the choice of a burger, fish & chips, or a salad, as well as a gelato!!
After lunch, we will go over some rigging tips, before jumping on the water.

To utilise an Active Kids voucher, enter the discount code ‘Activekids’, then enter the voucher code in the additional registration field.

Eligibility: Must be an RSYS Youth Member

Dates and times below:
Fri 16th Apr – 12:00pm-5:30pm
Sat 17th Apr – 12:00pm-5:30pm
Sun 18th Apr – 12:00pm-5:30pm

Register here


The Club uses Team App and WhatsApp to communicate to sailors and parents. Team App is used for more general announcements whereas WhatsApp is used for more instant communication between sailors, parents and class representatives. For Team App and WhatsApp, you need to create an account. Once you have registered for the program, you will be sent an email with the WhatsApp group link.

If you have not used Team App before, here are some registration instructions.

RSYS Sailing Squads TeamApp group

Contact Us

If you have any queries, please contact the Sailing Academy Manager Angus Stranack at academy@rsys.com.au or Tel: +61 2 9017 0154.