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The BKA 2020/21 applications are now open. They will close on 27th September 2020 at 23.59.

To apply for the British Keelboat Academy, you need to be aged between 18-24 years old during the squad year (see selection criteria for specific dates).   You need to have a British passport and be available to train and race in the UK.  

1st year applicants must be available to attend the selection weekend on the 7/8th November 2020 in Port Solent, Portsmouth, if invited.  Costs: Selection weekend: Sailors will be asked to pay £84 (inc vat). If successful, you will be required to pay the squad fee (£312, inc vat) which helps pay for the training weekends, boats, coaches, lecture rooms and clothing.   

Previous Squad members will not be invited to the selection weekend. Sailors invited to re-join the squad will be invited directly to the training weekends and requested to pay the squad fees of £264 (inc vat). (Please note that sailors will not receive a new squad jacket during their 2nd year.)  

Please be aware that accommodation and food is not included for the selection and training weekends.  We hope to be able to provide accommodation on-board for the selection and inshore weekends, however this will depend upon government COVID-19 guidelines in place when the events take place.


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