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ILCA Skills Week - WPNSA

14th - 18 August 2023


THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT - Sorry

Training courses available:

We paired up with the Andrew Simpson Centre to offer upskilling courses for parents/supporters.

During Skills Week you can take part in the following courses:

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Mon/Tue Aug 14/15th £140

Learn how to drive a powerboat safely. This 2-day course includes learning skills such as close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations all on coastal waters. This is a discounted price for UKLA 6 places

To book please email: portland@andrewsimpsoncentres.org

  • RYA Safety Boat - Wed/Thu Aug 16/17th £140

The next step in powerboating. Throughout this 2-day course you will learn more advanced skills and techniques in your driving. As a confident powerboat driver, use this course to expand your competence to include advanced safety techniques and fleet safety skills. This is a discounted price for UKLA 6 places

To book please email: portland@andrewsimpsoncentres.org

  • National Mark Layers Course - Wednesday Aug 16th x1 Day £140

An innovative and unique new course run for UKLA for Mark Layers designed by Mark Layers. The course consists of a work book and a one day practical session to consolidate the work book theory.

No previous mark laying experience required but candidates must be either PB2 qualified or have relevant experience.

6 places available until 12th August 2023 - BOOK BELOW

After such great success in 2021 & 2022 we continue to build this amazing event!

ILCA Skills Week

Our aims for the week are:

  1. Support any sailor transitioning into the ICA from another class.
  2. Support and develop any sailor moving between/new to ILCA rigs
  3. Offer an opportunity to train at a world class venue with fantastic coaches to all class members, of any experience, any ability and any age!

The training is Monday to Friday and offers a huge amount of flexibility in the schedule. As always, boat speed will be a large area of focus, along with advanced rigging and tuning, boat handling and racing. With five days of training, this offers a unique and great opportunity to embed new skills and techniques rather than talk and start the development phase that may happen at training weekends.

All coaches are ILCA specialists and work within the RYA and UKLA system at a high level. Their sailing skills are matched by their sparkling personalities which makes the learning a whole lot of fun!

Last updated 1:16pm on 24 June 2024

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