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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 RYA Scotland Class Academies are designed to support sailors of all levels and ages along their sailing journey. The 6 training sessions are delivered over the winter by our expert coaches focusing on racing skill development, supporting sailors both new to racing and those involved in further performance programme teams. The programme brings sailors together from all over the country within an environment that offers challenge, fun and friendship but most importantly time on the water all year round.

The Class Academies will run in the Optimist, Topper, Feva, Laser, 420 and 29er classes.

Techno coaching will be available through the Techno Team (application details for Techno Team found here)

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 can be seen under the Training Dates page.