Midlands Area Training

This winter (2021), and through into spring (2022), the Midlands ITCA team are arranging open coaching for Topper sailors at a variety of clubs in our area. We've got some really good coaches again, who will give you great coaching on the fundamentals of boat handling and racing. It is open to both 5.3 and 4.2 Sailors.

All sailors must be competent to complete a triangular course in all but extreme weather conditions, should have started club racing and have familiarised themselves with the basics of the racing rules and be keen to improve.

2021/2022 Midlands Open Training Dates - Proposed

Event Date Club  
Open Training 1 Sunday 3rd October 2021 Northampton Sailing Club Completed
Open Training 2 Saturday 27th November 2021 Hollowell Sailing Club  
Open Training 3 Saturday 4th December 2021 Staunton Harold Sailing Club  
Open Training 4 Sunday 23rd January 2022 Bartley Sailing Club  
Open Training 5 Saturday 5th March 2022 Banbury Sailing Club   
Open Training 6 Saturday 26th March 2022 Notts County Sailing Club  


2021 Midlands Virtual Training Dates

Event Date Topic
Virtual Training 1 (Completed) 2nd February 2021 Midlands Virtual Training - Racing Rules
Virtual Training 2 (Completed) 6th February 2021 Midlands Virtual Training - Boat Maintenance with Russ


Once these Training Sessions become available for booking/payment; this is to be completed through the Events Section on the ITCA Website. You must pre enter if you would like to attend the training session.

If the online system is fully booked please add you name to the waiting list and email Lucinda McMullan at [email protected]

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 take a drink 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.

Please note that all of the above is subject to change based upon COVID restrictions

If you have any questions regarding Midlands Open Training, please email Lucinda McMullan at  [email protected]


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