Fleet Racing Summer

Fleet Racing Summer


TRIYA Nationals 2020 Programme: 

 Welcome to Fleet Racing Sailing Development (Term 1 2020)

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 and Selection trials for the World Championship, is being held In Evans Bay Wellington 12-15th March 2020

Documents here : https://www.ebymbc.org.nz/420-nationals

Some course members have been involved in the TRIYA Winter and Summer Programs and have priority. There are maybe, a few spaces available for this part of summer.  New members must be competent sailors in the opinion of TRIYA coach and may include a trial. The program is about sailing a 420 with trapeze and spinnaker with a view of competing in the Nationals. A minimum of three boats is required for the course to run and for YNZ whom may supply a coach to Wellington to develop our skills.

Coaching / Course Dates : Dates 2020: Most Saturdays. Coaching will generally take place on Saturday Mornings at TRIYA, Evans Bay, 9.00 am to Midday with the possibility of afternoon racing in Evans Bay series. End of the coaching and charter period is the end of term 1.  9th April 2020.

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,  repairs to spinnakers and damage due to mistreatment or negligence, (eg Damage caused by Sailing without rudder hold down pin) is sailors cost.

Fleet Racing Regatta Course covers:

  • Understanding Technical rigging, set up and adjustments.
    Pre-race routines.
  • Teamwork.
  • Starting in big fleets (mixed class and one class fleets)
  • Boat handling.
  • Fleet racing and decision making.
  • Tacking and gybing for speed.
  • Trapeze techniques.
  • Spinnaker handling.
  • Boat speed vs height.
  • Mark rounding tactics and techniques.
  • Using the rules,
  • Protests and protesting.
  • Weather patterns and influences.
  • Wind variations and “local knowledge”
  • Theory of sailing in the Nationals course area.
  • Fitness.

Course fee:
$300 per person   You need to pay before you sail.

Course size:
Min 6 sailors 3 boats   Max 12 sailors  6 boats

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 2019.  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. I will make good 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)
  • Sunscreen
  • Buoyancy aid
  • windproof jacket
  • Start watch


  • Towel
  • Warm windproof Change of clothes

Fleet Racing Development Enrolment Form

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

Enrol now

420 Events:  2020:  AON clinics in Wellington form part of the coaching program, but may require a small fee if required by YNZ.

AON Clinic late winter Wellington.

AON Clinic Mid December Wellington

OceanBridge NZL Regatta 1,2,3 Feb, Manley. 

Wellington Schools Regatta 12th February, Paremata.

Lower North island NZ Teams Racing regatta 7th 8th 9th March Evans Bay Wellington

NZ 420 Nationals 12th 13th 14th 15th March Evans Bay, Wellington.

Evans Bay Regatta 22, 22nd March.

TRIYA 420 Charter

As a paid up member of the Nationals 2020 program, a TRIYA 420 may be chartered for the course.  A refundable bond $500 per boat and charter fee $500 is required and payable before sailing. In addition, a charter fee of $75 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.


Sailors will be allocated a boat. We expect sailors to be careful with the sailboat, to keep it in good condition, as if it were their own. Sailors will be briefed and learn safe sailing practice while using TRIYA boats. Should there be an incident(s), resulting in damage due to mistreatment, negligence or undue care, (eg Damage caused by sailing without rudder hold down pin, or failure to keep lookout ) the skipper and crew are liable for up to $500 in costs per incident, to repair  damage.

Replacement of lost spinnaker poles,  repairs to spinnakers is sailors cost, not taken from the bond.

Charter a TRIYA 420 online

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

For inquiries, please contact:
Phil Williams