Off The Beach is the centreboard club of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. It is run by volunteers and offers a safe and fun environment for children and adults to learn sailing in a variety of centreboard boats.

RYCT OTB is run by a group of volunteer parents and supported by the facilities of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Our wonderful main club house is warm and inviting with superb facilities, the sheds to the east of the club house provide storage for our boats. The sheds were originally built to house the 12ft Cadet Dinghy fleet and the Sharpie class.

Today, the sheds are home to Lasers (full rig, radial and 4.7), Sabots, Optimists, Flying 11s, the International 420 and 470, 29er and 49er classes, windsurfers and the super-fast Foiler Moths. RYCT owns a fleet of training boats, giving sailors an opportunity to try a number of different classes before they need to buy. RYCT is the proud owner of 10 Optimists, eight Sabots, six Pacers, one Laser and two International 420s. These have been purchased and maintained through the generous donations of our club sponsors.

RYCT OTB provides a number of training and racing options for different classes on Saturdays, beginning in early October. Please see the season calendar for the full list of training and racing dates. Training Groups Dinghy Learn to Sail YA Learn to Sail Course for those who don’t own a boat, aged 7-12yrs Beginner B Basic skills with own boat Intermediate Sabot/Optimist Ready to extend their sailing skills and start racing Intermediate Laser 4.7 New to the class but with sound sailing skills Senior Sabot/Optimist Racing and ready to be extended 420 Trainers Youth sailors Learn Sail, aged 13- 17y Laser, 420 Flying 11 Racing group Sailors need to be rigged at the RYCT dinghy sheds and dressed in sailing gear ready for a 9.30 briefing each week.

The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Off the Beach – Sailing Instructions and Program 2015 – 16 5 Learn to Sail participants will have a separate set of training instructions. Beginner B and 420 Trainers will sail from 9.30 until 12.00. Intermediate and the more advanced youth sailors will train from 9.30-12.00 and then race in the afternoon on a course further out in the river, around 1.30.

 

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RYCT offers Tackers 1 & Tackers 2 programs for those learning to sail. Once the basics are taken care of, RYCT OTB offers its very popular Beginner B program using a range of boats including Optimists, Sabots, Pacers and other classes to suit the level of skill, age and development of the participant.

For more information, please contact RYCT Off-The-Beach training. otbtraining@ryct.org.au

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