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Class Academies 

The RYA Scotland Class Academies are unique to Scotland and are your source of accessible high level coaching.


The Academy has been designed to be your one-stop shop for improving your skills from first getting into the class to being selected for GBR Squads.

These weekends will be run by the Scottish National Coach within each class and offer not only the chance to learn from coaches, but also from sailors further up the Pathway who will train alongside those new into the boat.  They will be running in all RYA Scotland Pathway classes including the Optimist, Topper, Windsurfer, Laser 4.7, Radial, Feva, 420 and 29er.

Academies are open to all sailors in the specified classes regardless of age. Sailors must have their own boatRYA Scotland does have a small fleet of toppers that are available for RYAS training.   Please contact Matt Toynbee in advance to arrange.

Training dates for the previous winter season can be seen under the Training Dates page and dates for the next winter season will be available from the summer.