Itchenor Sailing Club

Junior/Youth Winter Training Programme 2017/2018

Who is it for?

Sailors in Mirrors, Feva’s, Toppers and 420s who want to keep up their training during the winter season.

It is for those children who:
• Are in school Year 6 or above
• Are comfortable and competent sailing in both light and heavy airs
• Can sail on and off the jetty and through the moorings and
• Can start a race and sail around a course.
The guidance for ages is as follows:
Years 6, 7, 8 – Mirror
Years 8, 9, 10 – Topper
Years 8, 9, 10 – Feva
Years 10, 11, 12 – Int 420

What does the Winter Training Programme Offer?

The programme will be run by Matthew Wright (RYA Coach Assessor), supported by other RYA qualified coaches as necessary. Sessions will build on skills learnt in previous sessions.


All fleets Mirror / Feva’s / Toppers / 420s)
2 days September Sat 23rd & Sun 24th September 2017
2 days October Sat 21st & Sun 22nd October 2017
2 days December Sat 16th & Sun 17th December 2017
2 days March Sat 10th & Sun 11th March 2018
2 days April Fri 7th & Sat 8th April 2018
2 days May (For Toppers, Feva’s & Mirrors only) Sun 27th & Mon 28th May 2018

What are the participant requirements for entry?

• commit to all of the training dates upfront
• be confident racing in strong winds
• be able to put up and put down a spinnaker (exc Toppers)
• be able to deal with a capsized boat and continue to sail on after capsize
• be comfortable spending prolonged periods afloat (even in winter)
• own a dry suit and other clothing needed for winter racing

Although participants must make individual applications, helm/crew/boat combinations should be indicated. Please do feel free to get in touch with the relevant Class Captain if you need help or guidance on this or if you are unsure whether this course would best suit your child.

Class Captains

Mirror: Milly Bullock
Topper: Gary Hogg
420: Nigel Wilson
Feva: Julian Hantrais

What is the cost of the training programme?

The course fees are as follows:
Feva, Mirrors and Toppers: £295 per sailor;
420s: £245 per sailor

The course fee covers the cost of twelve days of training (ten in the case of 420’s). There is no food included in the course fee, however the Buttery will be open each day for the purchase of hot lunches, snacks & tea etc.

In order to keep the cost down, parents will be required to do a minimum of one and a maximum of two duties on the water per child attending.

Please indicate availability on Form B.

Due to programming constraints, the coaches will at times need to borrow parent RIB’s. A contribution of £50 per day to cover fuel and wear and tear will be payable. Please indicate on Form B if you have a rib you would be willing to lend.

How to apply?

Please complete the following:

Form A – On-line CLUB Parental Consent (one per child). Click to link to this form here

Form B - just beneath here

In the event the course is oversubscribed, places will be allocated on a combination of the following: appropriate sailing level, participation on other squad training courses, ability to attend all dates and date of application.