Mini Mariners Division

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The Program:

  • Learn to row a boat
  • How to deal with upturned small craft
  • How to tie up boats
  • Anchoring
  • Safety around boats
  • Learn to sail 
  • Knot tying
  • Fishing techniques
  • Outboard motors
  • How to manoeuvre small power boats
  • Docking berthing and rules of the road. 
  • Power Boat Licence
  • Kayaking, basic navigation and messing around in boats.

Mini Mariners is a Club Division initiated by volunteer parents of the RMYC and now in its fourth year. Mini Mariners is all about providing children (ideally between the ages of 6-14) and families the opportunity to socialise and learn important water safety skills in a safe, social, fun and non-competitive atmosphere that is very affordable.

It is all about “messing around with boats”. It has similarities with the “Sea Scouts” but is unique in that every participating child must be actively accompanied by at least one parent/grand parent or guardian.

Mini Mariner events are social and involve multiple families and family members of all ages. We run multiple programmes during the one session by having parents/grandparents allocated to a particular station. The multiple stations provide different activities (involving interaction with the water) for children and siblings of all ages (typically between 6 to 14yrs). 

The Mini Mariners is currently accepting new members for their winter program. 

They are currently meeting in Winter on the last Sunday afternoon of the month at 1.30pm - 5pm for an afternoon family activity on Pittwater, followed by an early dinner at the Club. 

End of April activity - Basin Track Hike to the Carvings.

The Spring/Summer Program commences in October and will be run on Saturday's.

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How to Join:

We are currently running a Winter program and are accepting new members.

Parents join the Mini Mariners division and the children then enrol in the programme (subject to availability).

Parents are required to actively participate.

  • The annual subscription FOR THE PARENT/S to JOIN the division is $20.00 per adult. The PARENT/S are to be members of the RMYC.
  • An initial programme fee of $150.00 per child applies. Additional programme fees may apply to cater for specific programmes eg a professional sailing coach etc. The costs will be shared between participants as required.

Please contact Jaz Rowntree on 9997 5511 for more information or to register.


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