Fleet Racing Summer


Fleet Racing Summer


TRIYA Nationals 2018 Programme: 

 Welcome to Fleet Racing Sailing Development

This program is designed to develop teams (skipper and crew) to be able to perform creditably in a National Contest. We hope that you have fun and enjoy yourself and develop your skills to perform well at that level.

The 420 Open National Contest is being held at Naval Point Yacht Club, Lyttleton, in first term, 15th to 18th March 2018.

Some course members have been involved in the TRIYA Winter Program and some continue training for the World Championship in Fremantle Australia. If spaces become available, new members must be competent sailors in the opinion of TRIYA coach and may include a trial. December 17th will be the beginning of the Program start sailing a 420 with trapeze and spinnaker with a view of going to the Nationals.

Coaching / Course Dates : Blocks 2017:  YNZ, AON Clinic Sept 16th and 17th,   Dec 17th to  22nd,  Blocks 2018: January 15th to 19th and 22nd  to 26th

It is hoped that sailors will sail their own boats generally during the season, however, a TRIYA 420 may be chartered by course members for the course. Replacement of lost spinnaker poles and repairs to spinnakers, is sailors cost, not part of the bond.

Fleet Racing Regatta Course covers:
Understanding Technical rigging, set up and adjustments.
Pre-race routines.

Starting in big fleets (mixed class and one class fleets)
Boat handling.

Fleet racing and decisions making.
Tacking and gybing for speed.

Trapeze techniques.
Spinnaker handling.
Boat speed vs height.
Mark rounding tactics and techniques.
Using the rules.

Weather patterns and influences.
Wind variations and “local knowledge”, Theory of sailing in the Nationals course area.

Course fee:
$250.00    You need to pay before you sail.

Course size:
12 Max

Phil Williams (triyamanager@gmail.com)


Priority is given to those already completed the Winter Program.  You need to have become a competent sailor for graduation to trapeze and spinnaker.  Be focused on skill development to sail in the National contest 2018.  Have and wear appropriate clothing for winter sailing. Complete the enrolment form (link, below). The fees must be paid prior to first day.

Parent Consent:

I understand that reasonable safety measures are in place at the Sailing Club/TRIYA, but there is some risk involved and my teenager will need to exercise common sense and self-discipline, and take heed of the instructions of the coach.  A “life jacket” (buoyancy aid) will be worn at all times while on the water. Sailors are expected to assist until all gear has be washed and put away.  Sailors need to speak to the Coach/Manager before they leave.


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

Required Clothing

On water
2 x Polypropalene or woolen shirt/jersey
Wet suit
Shoes soft sole
Beanie or cap. (head warm and eye shade)
(Buoyancy aid and windproof jacket is supplied, although by now your should have your own)

Start watch

Warm windproof Change of clothes

Fleet Racing Development Enrolment Form

The link below will take you to the Scots College website, where the enrolment form is currently hosted.

Enrol now

420 Events:  2017:  Pre Winter Champs Coaching at Murrays Bay 3rd and 4th October. Win Champs 6th to 8th October, Murrays Bay.2018 : OceanBridge NZL Regatta 2nd to 5th Feb, Murrays Bay. Wellington Schools Fleet Regatta 28th February, Paremata.  Wellington Centreboard Regatta 10th March, Muritai Yacht Club. Open 420 National Championship 15th to 18th March.

TRIYA 420 Charter

As a paid up member of the Nationals 2018 program, a TRIYA 420 may be chartered for the course.  A refundable bond $500 and charter fee $500 is required and payable before sailing. In addition, a charter fee of $80 for each day the yacht is away from TRIYA shed, and must be returned on the agreed date. The manager will allocate you the chartered boat in working order for you to maintain and look after.  Replacement of lost spinnaker poles and repairs to spinnakers is sailors cost, not part of the bond.

Charter a TRIYA 420 online

(this link will redirect you to the Scots College website where the online form is currently hosted)

For inquiries, please contact:
Phil Williams