SailCoach is excited to meet the increasing demand for a ILCA Masters Clinics and present an opportunity for Master Sailors to train at our new performance centre at SailCoach’s Valencia SailBase. Our coaching team will equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge to improve their performance for the upcoming regatta season. Set sail on an intense three day journey with us and take your sailing skills to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned Master sailor or a weekend warrior, we welcome you to join us and become a better sailor.
6th of October 2023
Meet at the dinghy base of the Real Club Nàutic de València at 10:00 hrs for a welcome briefing and boat allocation.
6th to 8th of October 2023
The clinic is designed to offer three days of intense training to help improve boat preparation with the most recent developments in the class, tuning advice, sail settings and advanced boat handling skills, including roll-tacking, roll-gybing and mark roundings. The Masters Clinic will look hard at developing both Upwind and Downwind speed, with extensive use of video analysis.
The daily schedule will begin at 11:00 hrs with a meeting at the dinghy base of Club Náutico for a briefing on the day’s activities, followed by a coach lead training session in the afternoons, finishing each day up with a debrief on the day’s activities with video analysis.
9th or 8th of October 2023
Departures Days – evening of the 8th or 9th of October 2023.
What is included?
The clinic price includes SailCoach’s world-class coaching and ILCA Dinghy charter. Masters are responsible for their own travel and meal arrangements, including meals out with the Masters group in the evenings.
At this clinic, we typically plan evening social events, such as dining in some of Valencia’s historic neighbourhoods. The city boasts some of the best food in Spain, with a variety of tapas and paella dishes to try. Partners of sailors are more than welcome to join in these social events. But be warned, talk around the dinner table is mostly about ILCA sailing, with such interesting topics as vang attention or centreboard height.
Valencia is a vibrant city and Spain’s third largest after Madrid and Barcelona. It is a great destination for those looking for a mix of culture, art, and nature. The city is home to a number of interesting attractions, from the City of Arts and Sciences to the historic old mediaeval town. There are also plenty of beaches and parks to explore and a vibrant nightlife.
Useful hotel information:
SailCoach’s Valencia SailBase is located at the Real Club Náutico de Valencia, known locally as Club Náutico (if you take a taxi) in the neighbourhood of Poblats Marítims, approximately 2 km along from the well-known City of Arts and Sciences. The Ilunion Aqua 3 and 4 hotels are reasonably priced and the nearest to the Valencia SailBase. Bed & Bike Marina is an apartment complex that we use from time to time, which is ideal for short stays.
There are a number of modern hostels, with the nearest one to SailCoach’s Valencia SailBase being Urban Youth Hostel in the vicinity of the old America’s Cup harbour and about 20 minutes by bicycle to the SailBase. In the city centre, there is Purple and Red Nest Hostelsmodern and with a selection of room sizes, including single and twin rooms.
Please note that we do not provide transportation between the SailBase and the hotels or apartments. However, sailors tend to take a taxi or cycle between the two places.
If you are looking for apartment accommodation, we recommend that you stay in the neighbourhoods of Marina Playa, Camins al Grau, Poblats Marítims or Quatre Carreres. There are also some excellent deals on Airbnb for all these neighbourhoods.
I hope the above information is helpful, and if you need any further assistance or would like to confirm a place, please don’t hesitate to contact me.