A guide to what’s on offer 17/18

There is a wide variety of winter training available throughout the IOCA regional training, the RYA and a number of clubs.  The dates for all of the training will be added to the IOCA South calendar as they become available.

IOCA Regional Training

This year IOCA South will be running the same regional training program in 2 locations: Spinnaker SC (Saturdays) and Bosham SC (Sundays).  Andy Kerr will be Head Coach for both sets of training, ensuring that a consistent level of high quality training is provided in both locations.  The program will be the same (subject to adjustments needed to accommodate local conditions), providing sailors with the option to choose the most convenient location/dates for them.

IOCA Regional Training Regatta

**New for 17/18**.  The IOCA regions have got together to put on a regional training regatta on 28th April at Burghfield SC.  This will have a Regatta Fleet, and a Coached Regatta Fleet, and is designed to provide an opportunity for all sailors who have taken part in regional or club training over winter, to put their skills into practice.

IOCA South Pre-Zone Training (Spinnaker)

This training runs on 6 Saturdays at Spinnaker Sailing Club, Ringwood, and is ideal for sailors who are doing winter training for the first time.  As a practical minimum children taking part must have their own boat and be able to comfortably sail a triangular course in a range of conditions and be willing to race on the water.

Provisional Dates: 28/10/17, 25/11/17, 09/12/17, 20/01/18, 24/02/18, 24/03/18

Training dates are also in the IOCA South calendar.

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The cost of the Spinnaker training has risen this year, as it now includes entry for the Regional Regatta, and the additional preparation day for the Head Coach, as well as a small increase in venue costs.

IOCA South Pre-Zone Training (Bosham)

This training runs on 6 Sundays at Bosham Sailing Club, and is ideal for sailors who are doing winter training for the first time.  As a practical minimum children taking part must have their own boat and be able to comfortably sail a triangular course in a range of conditions and be willing to race on the water.

Dates: 22/10/17, 19/11/17, 03/12/17, 21/01/18, 18/02/18, 18/03/18

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Training dates are also in the IOCA South calendar.

Thames Valley pre-zone training (Burghfield)

Caters for all levels, but is mainly pre-zone squad.

Dates: 04/11/17, 25/11/17, 16/12/17, 13/01/18, 03/02/18, 10/03/18, plus the Regional Regatta on 28/04/18.

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For more details, please contact Fiona Baddeley.

Zone Squad training – RYA

This is the first level of squad based training.  The qualifying events that you need to sign up for are:

Plus, you must apply on the RYA website.  Details about the Zone Squad weekends are on the RYA site here.  Training dates will be put in the IOCA South calendar once available.   Click here to find out more about the RYA Zone Squads.

For details of the IOCA National, Intermediate and Developments squads, please visit the main IOCA website.

Club Based Training

A number of clubs run winter training that is open to non-members.  Note:  Hayling Island, Lymington and Parkstone are all sea-based venues.  If we have another windy winter, conditions can be quite challenging.  For sailors who are less confident in windy conditions, the IOCA pre-zone training at Burghfield and Spinnaker may be more suitable.

Hayling Island Sailing Club

Details to be confirmed.  Contact: Brian Staite.

Parkstone Yacht Club

Details to be confirmed.  Contact Gillian Schonrock.

Royal Lymington Yacht Club

The Royal Lymington training will run on the following weekends:

30th September & 1st October
4th & 5th November
16th & 17th December
13th & 14th January
10th & 11th February
3rd & 4th March

To book, call the RLymYC office on 01590 672 677.

Family members: receive six sessions (days) at no cost, after that is £15 per day.
Junior members: £40 per weekend
Non- members: are very welcome to join the training. The cost for it is £70 per weekend.

Contact Valeria Sesto.

Other Clubs

If you are running winter training that is open to non-members, and would like to be included here, please contact Gillian Schonrock.