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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.  Academies will be running in Optimist, Topper, Feva, Laser, 420 and 29er classes and are now open.

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.