Junior Friday Twilight Sailing

Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club (SPASC) is an accredited Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre, providing children with a safe and supportive facility to practice and develop sailing skills on our beautiful Lake Macquarie.

Refer to our Youth Sailing Handbook HERE

There are two options on Friday Twilights for junior sailors, the “Gold Fleet Twilight Race Series” and the “Twilight Junior Coaching Course.”

Our Gold Fleet Twilight Race Series - designed for sailors aged 10 to 17 years who have completed the Green Fleet Program and can demonstrate the necessary sailing skills and competencies to compete within a standard racing course.

There is no coaching permitted during the racing however there will be a few coaching clinics before or after racing throughout each series. Gold Fleet sailors requiring coaching should register for the Friday Twilight Coaching course.

Sailors are expected to be competent, know the rules and have their own boat, although club boats may be available for charter.

SPASC 2023/24 Junior Friday Twilight Racing Program - Gold Fleet

The Friday Twilight Coaching Program provides an entry point to junior racing with a coach on the water to provide advice before, during and after the race. Each session consists of a coaching session, adventure sail, or participation in a club race. When possible, game-based learning will be used in the coaching session. This Coaching Program is held on Friday evenings during daylight saving. Participation in this coaching course will accelerate learning and development of racing skills and help junior sailors in their first year of competitive racing.

Eligible classes are: O’pen Skiff and Laser. Sailors can charter a club boat or bring their own.

Our Junior Friday Twilight Coaching Program is designed for mature junior sailors aged 10 to 17 that have completed the Green Fleet Program or who can demonstrate competent sailing foundation skills in winds of 12 knots or more.

Two courses will be run throughout the season, one from October to December and another from January to April.

SPASC 2023 Junior Friday Twilight Sailing & Coaching Program 1

SPASC 2024 Junior Friday Twilight Sailing & Coaching Program 2