Midlands Area Training
LATEST INFORMATION FOR MIDLANDS TOPPER SQUADS AND WINTER TRAINING.
ALL 2018 / 19 SQUAD APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN https://www.rya.org.uk/racing-squads/Pages/hub.aspx
CLOSING DATE FOR RYA JUNIOR SQUAD APPLICATIONS IS 9TH SEPTEMBER 2018
CLOSING DATE FOR ZONE SQUAD APPLICATIONS IS 13TH OCTOBER 2018
2018/19 RYA Midlands Zone Squad Indicator events
Any sailor considering applying for a place in the RYA Midlands Zone Squad should attend these events. More details nearer the time can be found on the RYA website http://www.rya.org.uk/racing/youth-junior/squads/zone/Pages/selection.aspx
RYA Midlands Zone indicator 1 - Midlands Topper Traveller 2018 / 19 - Saturday 15th September Draycote Water Sailing Club (online entry)
RYA Midlands Zone indicator 2 - RYA Zone Championships - 29th and 30th September Northampton Sailing Club (online entry)
RYA Midlands Zone indicator 3 - Midlands Area ITCA Open Training - Sunday 7th October Carsington Sailing Club
For those sailors and parents that are considering this for the first time. The Zone Squads comprise of 1 Land Days and usually 6 full weekends training and entry to the Eric Twiname Championships (subject to any qualifying criteria for the squad). The Zone Squads are a fantastic way to get on the racing ladder with excellent training and and great value for money.
MIDLANDS AREA TOPPER OPEN TRAINING
Open Training 1 - Carsington SC 7th October 2018 (RYA Zone Indicator)
Open Training 2 - Blithfield SC 20th October 2018
Open Training 3 - Staunton Harold SC 10th November 2018
Open Training 4 - Swarkestone SC 12th January 2019
Open Training 5 - Tamworth SC 26th January 2019
Open Training 6 - Banbury SC 16th February 2019
This winter, and through into spring, the Midlands ITCA team have arranged open coaching for Topper sailors at a variety of clubs in our area. We've got some really good coaches again, with this years team including Midlands Zone and National Intermediate Squad coaches and a former Topper ladies world champion. Each event will be limited to a maximum of 16 sailors with places allocated on a first come first served basis, so please book early to secure your place. For the weekend events priority will be given to those booking both days.
The coaching is open to all Topper sailors, from those who have only sailed at club level so far, to members of ITCA and RYA Squads, the minimum requirement being that sailors must be able to competently sail a triangular course and be keen to improve.
Places must be booked in advance so that we can ensure a suitable ratio of coaches to sailors. The format of each day will vary but generally sailors will be taught in ability groups for part of the day, so that everyone can gain maximum benefit, but they will also have time to mix, make friends and learn from each other. If there are any particular aspects that you would like to be covered at a particular event please ask us in advance and we'll let the coaches know.
ON-LINE BOOKING WILL BE OPEN SOON - Please click here
A typical training day will begin with:
- Registration from 9:00am
- Coaching commencing at 9:30am with boats rigged and sailors in fitness clothing including trainers.
- All sailors and on-water helpers are expected to be properly equipped for the day so please check the conditions ahead of time. It is essential that all sailors are dressed appropriately for the winter sailing conditions.
- Please have a drink in all briefings and out on the water with you to make sure you stay hydrated.
- For all sailors under 18 there must be an adult responsible for the sailor during the event i.e. someone who will be at or in the immediate vicinity of the club.
- Parents may be asked in advance to volunteer as crews for the coach so please make sure you bring appropriate clothing.
Lunch is not provided, but the host club will have galley facilities or you are welcome to bring you own packed lunch.
Open Training Bookings Secretary: [email protected]
If you wish to attend one of our Winter coaching sessions then you need to pre-book so we know numbers and can organise the right number of coaches and safety boats.