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13_Yachtsman 2015.qxp_Yachtsman Magazine 19/08/2015 4:31 pm Page 48 Youth Development RPAYC excels in the annual Interclub Series By Tom Spithill Windless starts for the last day of the Interclub Championships photo Marty Andersen But the big movers of the regatta and the ones to watch in the future was the Alfred’s Intermediate Youth Development Team (IYD) helmed by Nick Anderson. The IYD team improved throughout the series starting off with a 4th place at the CYCA stage, a 3rd at the RSYS stage and finishing off with a 2nd place at the final stage. Nick and team sailed a consistent day, dropping a 4th place as their worst score and thus Each club competing in the Interclub submits two teams for each stage of the regatta. finishing up with 11 points. Each race day consists of up to six windward/leeward fleet races and each team is allowed to discard their worst result. The overall winner of each regatta is determined “It’s been great to have the opportunity to not only sail the Elliotts (Elliott 7 Keelboats), but also have the opportunity to race them as well” said a beaming Nick Andersen. by the tally of both team’s scores. The Interclub Challenge consists of three race days held at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia & Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. This year we welcomed Newcastle Yacht Club to join in on the series. Newcastle recently purchased the Alfred’s previous fleet of training vessels (6 X Force 24s), and have been putting them to good use. The first two stages of the interclub were hosted by The RSYS and the CYCA down The Intermediate Youth Development programme is a feeder program to the clubs on Sydney Harbour. On both days, the Alfred’s teams combined point