Optimist coaching program registration

Developed in collaboration with VIODA

RBYC is expanding its offer of youth dinghy training by introducing a new, all-inclusive Optimist coaching program, aimed at participation, fun and performance.


  • Wednesdays: 4.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Sundays: 9.00am to 12.00pm + Club racing 1.30pm to 3.30pm


Green fleet, intermediate and open.


$ 35 / participant / session. Payment per session attended.


  • Adrian Finglas – RBYC’s Head Coach: 30+ years of experience in all sorts of yachts. Olympic Gold winner coach at the 2012 London Olympics, former VPP State head coach
  • James Grogan – Optimist champion, more recently one of the most talented 49er skiff sailors in Australia
  • Johnny Rodgers – decennial coaching experience in every type of sailing dinghy, former VIS Head Coach


  • RBYC Youth membership
  • Own boat