Join us from the 29th of April (arrival day) to the 6th of May 2024 (departure day) for what promises to be one of the biggest Europa Cups of the season. SailCoach will be there with event support by our world-class coaches, providing you with an excellent learning experience. The tour begins with four days of intensive pre-regatta training in the stunning Tuscany town of Punta Ala. Our experienced coaches will provide comprehensive guidance to help you sharpen your skills and prepare for the upcoming Europa Cup challenge.
Comprehensive Coaching Package
By signing up with SailCoach, you get a dedicated, skilled coach who, in most cases, has campaigned at the Olympic level. These “Coaching Tours” offer small coaching support groups with six sailors’ as the target group size. We aim to provide a complete package, including airport transfers, accommodation, and outstanding coaching, with an extra add-on option for an ILCA charter boat. All you have to do is enter the regatta and book your flights, which could be more straightforward.
At this Championship, the SailCoach team will focus on improving your regatta preparation skills. Our coaches will work with you daily, setting up a structured plan and goals for the upcoming regatta. You’ll learn important details about preparing for events, ensuring you’re informed and ready.
Additionally, our coaches will teach you how to adapt to the different weather conditions and handle the pressures of high-level competition. A big part of this will be developing and using effective race strategies. You’ll get better at analysing races and refining your tactics, with our coaches giving you helpful feedback and showing you how to assess your own performance. This coaching will prepare you to compete like leading athletes prepare.
Success in sports doesn’t happen overnight, it requires a lot of time and effort. With our coaching, you will have learned the right ways to prepare for a championship. Therefore, we recommend you continue to train and compete regularly to hone these techniques and skills.
A typical day
The day would start with a morning briefing, looking over the weather forecasting and communicating anything important from the coaches meeting and specific points to note for the days racing. The SailCoach coaches will offer you coaching support afloat, such as towing if necessary to get to the starting line. Carry any bags with food and spare parts, along with a jacket to keep warm between races.
The day finishes with a post-race debrief and discussion of the day’s events. In some cases, our coaches will make briefings individually going around the boat park before or after racing, depending on the circumstances. We advise our sailors to settle any differences on the water or in the boat park when possible. However, we will be there to support you during protests if all else fails.
Numbers will be limited on this coaching tour, so you are advised to book early.
29th April 2024
Arrive at into one of two Rome Airports and take a Leonardo Express train or bus to Roma Termini station. From there, take a train to Grosseto, which is the nearest major city to Punta Ala.
You can also get a bus to Grosseto from Rome airport, Terravision operates a direct bus service from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Grosseto. The buses run on a scheduled timetable, and you can find their ticket office and the bus stop outside Terminal 3 at Fiumicino Airport. It’s advisable to check their website for up-to-date information and to purchase tickets in advance.
When you get to Grosseto you will be met by a member of SailCoach’s friendly coaching staff, they will take you to Punt Ala Camp & Resort, the venue for this year’s Italian Europa Cup.
28th of April to 1st May 2024
Before the event, we will have three familiarisation and coaching days at the regatta venue, SailCoach’s experienced coaches will aim to help you become familiar with the local conditions and gain valuable knowledge about the race area. Our coaches will assist you in developing a race strategic “Game Plan” and offer video analysis to improve both your boat handling and speed, as adequate preparation is crucial for a successful regatta. Additionally, these pre-regatta days will allow you to get to know our coaches, which will give you a significant advantage once the racing begins.
2nd to 5th May 2024
Racing starts in the Italian Europa Cup, in what promises to be a tough event, ahead lies four days of hard racing. However, don’t worry, SailCoach’s experienced coaching staff will be there giving you all the support you need on and off the water to help you reach your goals.
6th May 2024
At the end of the event, a SailCoach staff member will take you to Grosseto train station for your journey back home, hopefully with a couple of trophies to celebrate your achievements. One thing is certain: you will have gained valuable experience from this regatta and created lifelong memories and new friends that will stay with you forever.
For this regatta, we can provide two options for transfers:
Evening transfer on the 6th of May, immediately after the regatta or the morning transfer on the 7th of May both to Grosseto train station.
Please let us know your preferred option when making your booking.
Italian Europa Cup Coaching Tour Package
The package comprises Grosseto train station transfers, accommodation, and our World Class Coaching. Please note that flight tickets, ILCA charter, entry fees, and pocket money should be budgeted separately.
Charter Boat Options
If you need an ILCA Dinghy charter for a regatta, please ask us for our special, discounted price with this regatta package.
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 us.