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ILCA Skills Week - WPNSA

26th - 30 August


ILCA Skills Week - WPNSA

Our aims for the week are:

  1. Support sailors transitioning into the ILCA from another class.
  2. Support and develop sailors 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 at WPNSA 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/or UKLA system at a high level. Their sailing skills are matched by their sparkling personalities which makes the learning a whole lot of fun! Sailors will be grouped by ability.
We will also have one social evening and one evening of Team Racing.

Some important logistical information on ticket release:

  • You must be a UKLA member to book and participate.
  • 85 places will be released on the UKLA portal on Tuesday 9th April 2024 at 6pm available to any UKLA member on first come first serve basis.
  • If you missed out on one of the 85 slots, you can add your name to the waiting list.
  • Being on a waiting list DOES NOT guarantee you a place.

Additional tickets are also being reserved specifically for transition sailors. A TRANSITION sailor is a sailor of any age who has not previously participated in a UKLA training event or UKLA regatta such as the Nationals/Inlands/Qualifiers/Youth Winters (at the time of booking).

If you are a TRANSITION sailor and wish to attend Skills Week please email before 30th June to be considered for a place, stating Transition Sailor in the subject box of the email. Please provide no more than a short paragraph setting out your sailing background. Please DO NOT email if you do not meet this criteria.

Transition Sailor places will be allocated on/around 1st July 2024, followed by a request for payment which needs to be settled within 24hours. If the payment is not received, the entry will move to the next person. If not all transition places are taken, they will be allocated to the General Waiting list.

  • BETWEEN 9th April and 15th May 2024 you may enter only ONE Skills Week 2024 (being WPNSA OR Plas Heli). If your name appears in both places (whether entry or waiting list) you will be removed from BOTH events.
  • AFTER 15th May 2024, you may enter the second Skills Week if any places are available (not guaranteed).
  • When the waiting list is full, it's FULL


Cancellation and refund policy:

  • Any cancellations until 15th August 2024 - Entry less £5.00 cancellation fee
  • Any cancellations after 15th August 2024 - NO REFUND

Practical advice:

  • Become a member ahead of the release date (Join UKLA, Renew membership)
  • Complete your profile (address, DOB, emergency and medical information etc)
  • Add a boat to your profile (You MUST have a boat listed in your profile to enter. If you don't know details of a boat yet, you still need to add something we can amend it later).
  • Do it all in good time before release time to speed up your booking process.


Please visit the club website to book this event.

Last updated 6:46pm on 15 June 2024

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