Phuket Youth Week 2014

Phuket Youth Week - Fun Sailing Camp & Regatta

Phuket Youth Week 20th – 26th October 2014

Phuket Youth Sailing Club presents Phuket Youth Week, co-sponsored by The Sponsorship Experts –PP (SEA) CL and Topper Sail Phuket, a week of sailing and other fun water activities ending with a 2-Day Regatta.

Along with the fun and time out on the water, Phuket Youth Week, offers participants the chance to learn to sail for the complete novice and an opportunity to grow existing skills for those who sail already. As well as having lots of fun and meeting new friends, youngster will learn the following skills:

  • The principles of basic dinghy sailing
  • Key tactical skills used in competitive racing
  • Stand Up Paddling & Kayaking
  • Powerboat handling

All youngsters from the age of eight are welcome to take part in Phuket Youth Week. Training will be offered through Topper Sail Phuket, RYA Training School and Thai National Coaches.

There is an exciting 2-day Regatta planned on the 25th & 26th October which is open to all other sailors who wish to compete. There will be classes for the Optimist, Topper and Topaz. Prizes will be awarded under the following categories.

  • Beginners new to racing “Green Fleet”
  • Advanced sailors “Racing Fleet”

RYA Club Coach, Katy Gooch said: “Sailing provides excellent life training for young people. It helps build self-confidence and key life skills such as leadership and teamwork in a hands-on fun and friendly environment. We would like to see more youngsters enjoying the sport of sailing”

Phuket Youth Week also helps sailors to prepare for the coming season and the opportunity to get more sailors interested in racing.

The Phuket Youth Sailing Team have been successful in a number of regattas, represented Phuket in major events in Thailand. Now on the International stage our sailors have represented Thailand at the Double Star Cup, Qingdao, China 2012, Royal Langawi Regatta 2014 and most recently the Topper Worlds Championships 2014 in Wales, UK. Wouldn’t you like to be out there experiencing wonderful new adventures just like these? Wouldn’t you like your child to be part of this successful personal development programme?

Phuket Youth Sailing Club successful junior sailing program offers a balance between racing and just ‘mucking around in boats’ and having fun on the water.

Come and join us for the week or just for one day form 9:30am – 4pm – great value at just 1,000 baht per day, book for five days and get free entry for the Regatta Weekend.

The club is open every weekend offering fun practice sailing sessions and RYA sailing and powerboat courses.

For further information regarding Phuket Youth Week and/or club activities please contact Katy Tel: 085 2159185 or visit us at www.phuketyouthweek.com

 

Phuket Youth Week

Phuket Youth Week 21st – 26th October 2013

 CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF RACING SUCCESS

Since the program started in 2008, we have trained young sailors on Phuket from complete beginners to competing at National and International Level.  Our sailors have been successful in a number of regattas and even represented Thailand at the Double Star Cup, Qingdao, China, last year.

Every October the club runs a training event to prepare the sailors for the coming season and this year to celebrate and as an initiative to get more young people sailing we invite all young sailors to join Phuket Youth Week.

Phuket Youth Week offers young people the opportunity to learn to sail and hone crucial skills in the sport, including starting, finishing techniques, mark rounding, boat speed and general tactical skills essential to racing.

Training will be offered through Topper Sail Phuket, RYA Training School and Thai National Coaches.

Training is open to all levels, but to get the most out of the week participants would benefit if they have already completed one of our beginner courses.  The club will be running RYA beginning courses most weekends during September & October leading up to the event.

The week will finish with a 2 day Regatta with divisions for the Optimist, Topper & Topaz.  Prizes will be awarded under two categories – one for beginners new to racing “Green Fleet” and one for advanced sailors “Racing Fleet” The two-day Regatta is also open to all other sailors wishing to join us.

“Sailing provides excellent life training for young people, it helps develop character and important life skills such as leadership and teamwork in a hands on environment. We would like to see more people enjoying sailing and racing,” says Katy Gooch, RYA Club Coach.

Phuket Youth Week is a good introduction to sailing and racing and will give them the skills to join in other Regattas.  The next big event on the Sailing Calendar is the Phuket King’s Cup International Dinghy Regatta 2013.

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