Team Racing Squad

The RPYC Team Racing Squad is open to all Members

All training sessions are included as a benefit of Club Membership!

The Team Racing Squad was established in 2012. Since 2019 the Squad has been coached by Adam Brenz-Verca. Adam has provided excellent on water discipline, tactics and skill development, resulting in obvious improved performance of our squad.

The Squad trains every fortnight most months of the year using the Club’s fleet of BW8 training yachts. Members of the squad can also opt to attend International Team Racing Regattas!

Join our Facebook Group to keep up-to-date with training information and opportunities

RPYC Team Racing Squad Facebook Group

RPYC’s Team Racing Squad has been attending the Royal Thames Yacht Club Cumberland Cup since its inception in the early 2000’s, and in the past have travelled to Porto Cervo to compete in Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s inaugural Invitational Team Racing Challenge. Every two years a group travels to the US to compete in regattas at Corinthian Yacht Club (Massachusetts) and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club (Long Island, NY). 

Seawanhaka have just announced the timing of their next international Team Racing Regatta: 27th -29th August 2021

Royal Thames Cumberland Cup announced: May 2021

In early 2020, RPYC’s team travelled to Tasmania to compete in the inaugural Australian Keelboat Team Racing Championship. Great optimism came out of that regatta for more Team Racing regattas nationally.

During the year the Club runs two practice regattas which we call the Impromptu Cup. The story behind the name is that the regatta was created when another scheduled regatta failed to get enough nominations. So, the Team Racing Squad was asked if they would like to conduct an informal training regatta; and so the Impromptu Cup was created.

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During the year the Club runs two practice regattas which we call the Impromptu Cup. The story behind the name is that the regatta was created when another scheduled regatta failed to get enough nominations. So, the Team Racing Squad was asked if they would like to conduct an informal training regatta; and so the Impromptu Cup was created.

Impromptu Cup Results

  • Impromptu Cup 1 – June 2014 – Fethers/Thomas
  • Impromptu Cup 2 – November 2014 – Thomas/Hannaford
  • Impromptu Cup 3 – December 2015 – Hogan/Pye
  • Impromptu Cup 4 – April 2016 – Carlson/McMichael
  • Impromptu Cup 5 (Random Pairs format) – December 2016 – Team Pye
  • Impromptu Cup 6 (Random Pairs format) – May 2017 – Jamie Mercer
  • Impromptu Cup 7 (Random Pairs format) – September 2017 – Pye/Hogan/Carlson

In 2015 the Club held the inaugural Swan River Team Racing Regatta, which is an invitational regatta. The Club is currently planning to host the next edition in September 2018, with the hope of attracting other Australian and international teams.

 

Swan River Team Racing Regatta Results

  • June 2015 – RPYC Team Red – Jon Wallwork & Mark Hannaford – Ross O’Brien, Kitty Thomas, Ellie Sansom, Chris Pye, John Haynes, Chrissie Payne, Adan Escobar
Register your interest and keep updated with training times and events: Contact RPYC’s Boating Department on
9423 5504
boatingoperations@rpyc.com.au
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