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Teams Racing with TRIYA

Graduates of Learn to Sail, year 9-13 students can enrol in Teams Racing 4-7pm Wednesdays during school terms 1 and 4. 

Course Outline

  • Safety in and around boats.
  • Rigging and Boat set up.
  • Adjustments: what and when to adjust.
  • Capsize and recovery techniques.
  • Starts and starting tactics.
  • Rules and rules application.
  • Speed control to create situations. Eg Mark traps
  • Boat handling, mark rounding
  • Tactics, Boat positioning
  • Magic number 10, Racing.
  • Teams Racing is about the APPLICATION of the rules to gain advantage for your team.
  • The very close short racing forces teams to plan and execute rules for boat position or avoidance decisions.
  • We have recently re-introduced the TRIYA Intercollegiate Teams Racing competition which is aimed at all colleges in the Wellington region.
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The program is coached by YNZ qualified instructors.

Weekly Format

Teams Racing in only available on Wednesdays 4-7pm during terms 1 and 4.

Cost and payment

The cost for a Teams Racing programme is $190 per term payable before the second day of the course. No refunds will be given unless the course doesn’t go ahead.

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What do you need?

All participants must be able to swim 50m confidently. It is preferred that participants are graduates of a Learn to Sail programme. Enroll and pay the fees before the first day of the course. As well as completing the parental consent below.

Parent/Guardian Consent

I understand that there are some inherent risks and dangers in sailing. I understand that neither TRIYA, EBY&MBC  its officers, coaches or helpers accept any responsibility in respect of injury or loss to person or property that may be sustained by reason of participation in the activities.  My teenager will exercise common sense and self-discipline, and take heed of the instructions of the coach.  I agree to the use of  my teenager’s photographs and other relevant information in publicity and promotion of  TRIYA, in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020.  I agree that a “life jacket” (buoyancy aid) will be worn by my teenager at all times while on the water. I expect my teenager to assist until all gear has been washed and put away and to speak to the Coach/Manager before leaving each time.

Gear List

For sailing in

  • Warm layers (more than one) wool or poly-prop under togs or wet suit.
  • A wet suit would be great, but not essential.
  • Old sneakers or wet suit booties.
  • Sun hat or warm hat depending on weather (tied on is good)
  • We provide a windbreaker and a buoyancy aid.

After Sailing

  • Towel
  • Change of  warm dry clothes, including a jacket.  It gets cold in the late afternoon!
  • A drink bottle
  • Food for before and after sailing.
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We have 2 coaching safety boats for our coaches that keep a watchful eye on you while you’re on the water. Buoyancy aids must be worn by everyone at all times on the water, TRIYA supplies these if you don’t have one. 20 knots is the cut off for cancellation of LTS as judged by our experienced coaches.

View the 2023 TRIYA Risk Management Plan


We expect sailors to be careful with the sailboats to keep them in good condition. Sailors will be briefed and learn safe sailing practices while using TRIYA boats. Should there be an incident, resulting in damage due to negligence or undue care; there will be a report. The skipper and crew are liable for up to $500 in costs to repair any damage.

What Next?

You may wish to advance to the Fleet Racing program that runs summer and winter, where the aim is to ready the sailors for competition at a National level.