Book online for Novice coaching

We have a great winter coaching program for novices at Albert Park starting in May.

Book single days or the whole program here:

Minnow training calendar 2014

Bookings for the Development Squad can be made here:

And there is also a great coaching clinic run by the Albert Park Yacht Club:

2015 Minnow Nationals

A message from our friends in WA: "Hello all, here is a flyer with details of the WA Nationals, most details are on the flyer.  We are well on the way to organising things, we have some major sponsors lined up so should be a heap of prizes.  We have set the dates to be straight after the Youth Nationals in case anyone has older children in the Youth Regatta’s.

Open fleet Race Officer is an international RO,  Robin Olsen, who will be coming straight from the Tasar worlds to the Minnow Nationals.  John Standley (International Judge and current Chair of the YWA protest/appeals committee) is the protest chairman, some well respected names in WA.

We are looking to host a fun, competitive, family orientated regatta with a range of wind strengths (Huey permitting!!), with a lay-day in the middle of the regatta to relax, recuperate and enjoy the area.

We look forward to hosting you all in WA."

For more info and links go to the WA Minnows site


Several of the Victorian families will be staying at the Nautilus Apartments located 150m from the yacht club, book via:


Rockingham Visitor Centre

19 Kent St, Rockingham WA 6168

ph. (08) 9592 3464  fax. (08) 9592 2778

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Nautilus Sunset Apartment ($240 per night)


20/17 Rockingham Beach Road Rockingham 6168 Lobby 2 Third Floor


3 Bedrooms - One Queen, One double and Two Singles



Fully furnished apartment located on the 3rd floor of the Nautilus Apartment.


This 3 bedroom apartment has it all 2 bathrooms, 2 toilets, 2 showers, LCD TV, DVD player, washing machine, clothes dryer and dishwasher. The apartment has wheel chair access and a large balcony perfect to watch those sunsets. This apartment also has 2 secure car bays. Set in a perfect location metres from the beach and walking distance to beautiful cafes / restaurants and shops.


The Magic of the Lidgett Trophy

The Lidgett Trophy at Daveys Bay Yacht Club would have to rate as one of the most special events on the sailing calendar for Juniors – a must do event not to be missed. Its more an experience rather than another weekend sailing regatta.

Like the search for the perfect wave, the adventure begins with the drive down the steep, rough track through the trees to discover an amazing secluded little cove tucked beneath the cliffs of Mt Eliza. The tide then needs to be negotiated with the drive across the beach to reach the boat drop off point at the yacht club – a real hidden gem.

But its not just the amazing setting that makes the Lidgett trophy so special, the whole weekend is arguably one of the best organised and run events on the sailing calendar, both on and off the water.

For the 13 Minnows, day one consisted of light winds, coaching in the morning and 5 races in the afternoon.  Just before the evening BBQ, the kids were privileged to have a special talk from World Youth 420 champion and ISAF Australian Female Sailor of the year, Carrie Smith.

Day 2 brought strong winds and exciting racing with plenty of big wave surfing, capsizes and thrills and spills. At lunchtime, the 150 Opti, Minnow and Sabot kids competed in the traditional wall sit and planking competition.  Following the afternoon racing session, the kids were treated to an inspiring talk from legendary Victor Kovalenko, the world’s ‘greatest ever sailing coach’. 


The trophy presentation concluded the event with James Hackett winning the advanced division from Ethan O'Brien on a countback. Liam O'Brien sailed a great regatta, winning a heat and placing third overall.

There were also great performances from Pippa Danks, Tori Campbell and Jade Telford, all winning trophies in the intermediates, along with Sally Danks and Jarvis Harrop in the novices.

A magical hidden place, fantastic organisation and a friendly family club all made for an experience to be remembered. Make sure you go next year!


Peter Hackett

2014 Musto Minnow National Championships Results

Results have been posted on the website and can be found here:

2014 Musto Minnow National Championships - Novice Results

2014 Musto Minnow National Championships - Open & Junior Results