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BKA Open Training 2018 

Open keelboat training run by RYA Coaches and Specialists.

Alongside the BKA Squad training the RYA will be running open training at all the training weekends between December 2017 and April 2018.

We will be running 16 ‘workshop’ weekends in different boats at different yacht clubs around the county.  Each one will have a different focus (weather permitting) and be run in different boats.  Coaching will be by RYA Qualified coaches and specialist. 

The workshops will be:

How do I get involved?  For all events you need to have some racing experience (this is not learn to sail programme).  Although each weekend is different, training is generally open to boats, crews and individuals.

RYA Lead Weekends:

Date  Venue & Boats  Workshop  Cost Notes 
9/10 December 2017 WPNSA (Elliotts) Match Racing Skills £120 per team (accommodation not included) Entry Form Teams of 3-4.  Limited entry 2-3 teams. Over 18s only.
13/14 January 2018  Port Solent (Sunsail F40s)  “Round the cans” Skills  £650 per team (including charter and on board accommodation)* Team OR Individual BUSA Entry forms. Charter Form & T/Cs TBC. Damage deposit £3000. Limited entry – 8 Teams. Over 18s only. ** 
20/21 January 2018  WPNSA (Elliotts) Match Racing Skills £120 per team (accommodation not included) Entry Form Teams of 3-4.  Limited entry 2-3 teams. Over 18s only. 
24/25 February 2018  Port Solent (Sunsail F40s)  “Round the cans” Skills  £650 per team (including charter and on board accommodation)* Team OR Individual BUSA Entry forms. Charter Form & T/Cs TBC.  Damage deposit £3000. Limited entry – 8 Teams. Over 18s only. ** 

* BUSA will be putting together mixed university team(s).

** Additional Sunsail Charter requirements apply



Regional and Club Weekends:

Date  Venue & Boats  Workshop  Cost  Notes 
10/11 March 2018 (provisional date)  Torbay (SB20s)  Downwind Speed Skills 

Individual - £TBC

Boat - £TBC 
17/18 March 2018 Teeside (707s)  Upwind Speed Skills 

Individual - £TBC

Boat - £TBC 
 
7/8 April 2018 Teeside (mixed fleet)  Offshore/Coastal Skills 

Individual - £TBC

Boat - £TBC 
Bring your own boat 
14/15 April 2018 (provisional date) Torbay (mixed fleet)  Starting Skills 

Individual - £TBC

Boat - £TBC 
 

All bookings at least a month in advance.

Other dates and venues TBC.  (likely to include South and East coast venues)

If you have any further queries, please email the Keelboat Racing Team (keelboatracing@rya.org.uk)

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