Celebrating 30 years of the Youth Sailing Academy

The CYCA Youth Sailing Academy is proud to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year.

Since 1993, the YSA has developed into one of the world’s leading full-time youth sailing academies, with more than 500 graduates who have gone on to compete at major events around the world, including the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Olympic Games, America’s Cup, SailGP, Volvo Ocean Race and World Match Racing Tour.

Among the YSA graduates are Will Ryan (Olympic Gold and Silver medalist – 2020 & 2016), Olivia Price and Lucinda Whitty (Olympic Silver medalists – 2012), Sam Newton (SailGP Champions – 2021 & 2022 – Team Australia) and Kyle Langford (SailGP Champions – 2021 & 2022 – Team Australia, The Ocean Race and 2013 America’s Cup Champion – ORACLE Team USA).

Over the years, the Youth Sailing Academy has also provided scores of young girls and boys the opportunity to either learn the basics or to help make the successful transition from dinghies to keelboat sailing. Through its holiday camps, school and community programs, the YSA has nurtured them, brought families together and ignited the passion for our sport in so many individuals, many who still participate today and are proud Members of our Club.

Special Events

To commemorate this special milestone, several special events to mark the 30th anniversary with be included in the sailing program. These include:

Kellett Shield YSA Alumni Regatta | Saturday 20 May 2023

CYCA YSA Alumni Match Cup | Saturday 24 June 2023

30th Anniversary Dinner| Friday 15 September 2023

YSA Presentation Evening | Friday 29 September 2023

2023 World Sailing Youth Match Racing World Championship | 9 – 15 December 2023

For information on any event, please contact the Youth Sailing Academy at ysa.admin@cyca.com.au

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