Eastern Area Training

Winter Coaching Programme 2017

We are currently finalising our coaching arrangements for 2017 and will confirm them on this page as soon as we can, but the following dates have provisionally been agreed with host clubs and can now be booked on our website (link below). We are able to maintain the cost of £25 per day this season, but please note this does not include any food but does include all launch fees, coaching fees, rib hire etc. Sailors coaching at their home clubs have a reduced cost for the day of £15!


DateVenueEvent Information/Coach

Sat 7 Jan 2017

Snowflakes SC

Open Coaching (C1) Flip Foulds and James Dugdale

Sat 18 Feb 2017

Alton Water Sports Centre

Open Coaching (C2)

James Dugdale

Sat 8 Apr 2017

Datchet Water SC

All-Girls Coaching (C3)

Flip Foulds

Sat 13 May 2017

Royal Harwich YC

Open Coaching (C4) Vince Christian and James Dugdale

Wed 31 May - Thu 1 Jun 2017

Norfolk Broads YC

Whitsun Open Coaching (C5/C6) Adam Barker

Sat 10 Jun

Ely Sailing Club

Open Coaching (C7) James Dugdale

Sun 10 Sep 2017

Stewartby Water SC

Open Coaching (C8) TBC

Sat 30 Sep 2017

Waveney and Oulton Broad YC
Zone Qualifier Event (applicants must attend)

Open Coaching (C9) Vince Christian and James Dugdale

ITCA East Open Coaching is open to Topper sailors of all abilities and will be tailored to the sailors who attend each session. We will work to a maximum ratio of 1 coach to 10 sailors however wherever possible this will be reduced to give the sailors a better experience. East area coaches include James Dugdale (Assistant Eastern Zone Squad coach) & Felicity Foulds (National Intermediate Squad coach).

Please note a parent will either need to be present at the sailing club at all times or nominate another parent to act in loco parentis. It is also important that sailors wear the correct sailing gear because some of the training will take place during very cold winter months. If you have any questions relating to suitable gear, please just ask.

The day will normally start at 9:30 with boats rigged & sailors in keep fit gear. Finishing time will be dependant on the daylight however will normally be around 16:30. Sailors need note pads & pens for coaching days - top sailors keep their notes to refer to throughout their sailing career. Please also remember to have a drink at all times and you may need snacks for on the water.

Parents may be asked to volunteer to crew the coach boats so let me know if you are willing to go out on the water.

Ideally you should be a member of ITCA to join the coaching however you can attend up to 2 days of our coaching until that becomes necessary. Here is a link to membership page which gives you the information you need. By becoming a member you get access to a great deal of information and also see what other areas in the country get up to.

For more information, contact us.

Sian Pearce, Davina Harrison, Chris Holden

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