To apply for the British Keelboat Academy, you need to be aged between 18-24 years old during the squad year.
The BKA 2017 applications are now CLOSED. BKA 2018 applications will open in August 2017.
You need to have a British passport and be available to train and race on the south coast. You need to be able to pay the squad fee (£420 - 2017 fee, 2018 fee not yet confirmed) which helps pay for the training weekends, boats, coaches, lecture rooms, clothing, accommodation and food (when relevant).
To race at a high level, sailors need to be physically and mentally fit. The programmes include fitness sessions aiming at improving your personal fitness; please contact us if you think this could be an issue.
You will be notified about your application in November. If you are successful, you will need to pay at least half of your BKA squad fee before the first weekend of training (26/27th November), with the second due by the 12th January 2017. Please check the BKA training dates and make sure you are available. If you have any concerns regarding other race dates, please contact us.
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