Welcome to the British Keelboat Academy applications website for the 2012-2013 Squad.
The selection criteria is available on the 'How to get involved' page, along with other useful information about the British Keelboat Academy (BKA).
Guidance for completing the application process:
1. The application has 2 stages:
- Stage 1 will ask you for your contact details, RYA membership number, height, weight and which dates you are available to attend Selections.
- Stage 2 asks about you and your sailing background.
2. Please be aware that if you are lucky enough to be invited to come to a Selection event there will be an attendance charge of £75.
3. Sailors selected to become a member of the BKA Squad should also be aware that there is a membership fee of £500 per year (this can be paid in 2 parts). A small number of sailors may be offered some financial help towards this fee.
Membership of the BKA gives you access to the core programme of activity, typically including:
- 4 shorebased weekends
- 5 on the water training weekends
- 3 regattas
- This includes all the coaching/ specialist input for these sessions and also food and accommodation
New squad members will have the one off opportunity to buy Gill wet weather gear with British Keelboat Academy branding for an extra £100 when they first join the squad.
4. Applications will close at 12pm on Friday 31st August 2012.
5. When will you hear if you are to be invited to selections?
Those invited to the Selection events will be contacted by the 7th September 2012. All sailors will be contacted by the 14th September 2012 at the latest.
Applications are now CLOSED.