Charter ILCA Dinghy

SailCoach maintains a fleet of approximately 40 ILCA Dinghies, 12 Optimists with a number of charter RIBs at both our SailBases and at major European regattas. This means you never have to worry about transporting your boat and allowing you to fly into our SailBases or  regatta venues with your boat all ready to sail.

SailCoach has been operating European ILCA Dinghy, Optimist and RIB charters for over a two and a half decades, and we take pride in providing the best service as we are always on-site to help sort out those little problems. No other organisation offers such a wide choice of regattas and services.

Our goal is to enable ILCA sailors from any part of the world to compete on the European Circuit or participate in our training clinics with good equipment hassle-free. We are dinghy sailors ourselves, so we understand your needs.

If you are thinking of coming to Europe, please ask us to put an ILCA or Optimist charter package together. We can also supply your coach with a RIB. With our years of experience, we can take a lot of the effort out of competing on the European Regatta Circuit, and we will do our very best to put a package together that suit your needs.

Charter procedure

The usual procedure is to check out your charter boat a couple of days before the start of the regatta or at the beginning of your training clinic. You sign a form acknowledging the boat’s condition upon pickup and pay a damage deposit of €200, and then the boat is yours to the end of the event.

At the end of the event, you check the boat in and sign the boat off, assuming there is no damage. We refund the damage deposit when you have got the all-clear from the charter manager. Any damage to the gel coat (on the hull) will incur a 35 euro penalty deducted from the damage deposit. Spars and foils that are badly bent or broken will incur a penalty of 50% of the purchase price.

What comes with the ILCA Dinghy

Please see below our Laser Charter pro forma which give you what you need to bring with you for the charter Laser: –

The SailCoach charter boats are supplied with the following equipment provided
     * Ice blue Laser hull with bailer fitted
     * Racing padded toe strap, shockcord and toe strap line.
     * Foils/Blades (centreboard and rubber)
     * Spars, lower and top mast, boom complete with all fittings attached
     * XD deck base fittings with cleats, but without blocks
     * Top cover
     * Launching trolley

You may not make any alterations to any part of the boat, its equipment, spars or fittings, even if subsequently replaced, without approval from SailCoach. This also applies to replacing the toe strap. If each sailor replaced the toe strap, securing points on the boat would weaken quickly, resulting in failure at the fixing point.

What do you need to bring

Equipment not provided (you need to supply the following)

     * Sails
     * Tiller and tiller extension
     * Mainsheet block with spring
     * All control lines with all control line blocks
     * Traveller blocks
     * Boom vang
     * Back bung
     * Wind indicator
     * Compass
     * Personal sailing gear

Please remember all the small blocks for the control systems, as we cannot supply these.

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