The 2024 ILCA 4 European Championships are due to be held in Izola, Slovenia, from the 5th of April 2024 to the 12th of April 2024. We are in a fortunate position whereby the clubs 35th Spring Cup regatta has been scheduled directly before the start of the championships. This will be used by our SailCoach touring group as a training regatta and to familiarise themselves with the venue.
You can choose to join either the Spring Cup or the ILCA 4 Youth Europeans separately. However, the two regattas together will act as a unique opportunity to prepare properly for the main ILCA 4 Championships. Details bellow:
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.
27th March 2024
Arrive at Trieste Airport, Italy (Airport Code TRS) and be met by a member of SailCoach’s friendly coaching staff, and they will take you to Yacht Club Burja, Izola, the venue for this year’s championship.
28th of March 2024
In the days before the Izola Spring Cup begins, sailors will have the opportunity to set up their ILCA charter boats, complete any measurement requirements, and start getting to know the venue.
29th March to the 31st of March 2024
Racing starts in the Izola Spring Cup regatta, and whether the regatta is used as a training opportunity for sailors taking part in the ILCA 4 Europeans a few days later, our experienced coaches will be there to support the SailCoach group. They’ll help the sailors find their racing rhythm, become familiar with the venue, and adapt to the competitive atmosphere.
31st of March or the 1st April 2024
For sailors not staying with us for the ILCA 4 Europeans, one of our friendly SailCoach staff members will arrange transportation to the airport. This can be scheduled for either on the evening of the final day of racing or the following morning.
1st of April to the 4th of April 2024
For participants doing both regattas, we’ll use this time for rest and have a detailed analysis after the Sring Cup. Once everyone is well rested, we’ll move on to additional pre-regatta training. With the insights gained from the Izola Sring Cup, we’ll have a clearer idea of how to sail best at this challenging venue.
3rd of April 2024
For the sailors who will be joining us for the ILCA 4 European Championships, arrive at Trieste Airport, Italy (Airport Code TRS) and be met by a member of SailCoach’s friendly coaching staff, and they will take you to Yacht Club Burja Izola, the venue for this year’s championship.
After which, they will have time to start preparing and familiarising themselves with the venue under the guidance of our experienced coaches.
5th and 6th of April 2024
Over these two days, we’ll focus on a mix of training and recovery. We’ll also help sailors with measurement and registration, which can be a stressful process. Any time spent on the water will be for those last-minute refinements to make sure our athletes are as well prepared for the first day of racing.
7th to the 12th of April 2024
Racing starts in the ILCA 4 Youth European Championships 2024 and is shaping up to be a challenging event with six days of racing ahead. The first three days will consist of qualifying rounds, followed by the division of fleets into gold, silver, and bronze for the remaining three days of finals. We understand that this can be a daunting experience, but you can trust SailCoach’s experienced coaching staff to provide you with the necessary support, both on and off the water, to help you achieve your goals.
13th of April 2024
A member of the SailCoach staff will drop you off at Trieste Airport, Italy, for your journey home, hopefully with a trophy or two under your belt. One thing is for sure: you will have gained a lot of experience in these major championships and have sweet memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
ILCA 4 Youth Europeans Coaching Tour Package
Option 1- Izola Sring Cup warm up regatta and European Championships:
We can offer you our total package option for both regattas, which includes airport transfers, accommodation, pre-training and venue familiarisation prior to the championship, help with registration and measurement and our world-class coaching. On top of this, you would need to budget for flights, entry fees, ILCA Dinghy charter, meal expenses and pocket money.
There is a “day coaching” option for the young sailors who would like to stay with their parents and have our coaching staff look after everything on the water.
Option 2 – ILCA 4 European Championships Package:
As mentioned above, we can offer you our total package option for this championship, which includes airport transfers, accommodation, pre-training and venue familiarisation prior to the championship, help with registration and measurement and our world-class coaching. On top of this, you would need to budget for flights, entry fee, ILCA Dinghy charter, meal expenses and pocket money.
Agin, there is a “day coaching” option.
Option 3 – Europa Cup Package:
Finally, we can also offer you our total package option for the Izola Europa Cup, which includes airport transfers, accommodation, pre-training and venue familiarisation prior to the championship, help with registration and measurement and our world-class coaching. On top of this, you would need to budget for flights, entry fee, ILCA Dinghy charter, meal expenses and pocket money.
Again there is a “day coaching” option.
Charter Boat Options
If you need an ILCA Dinghy charter for a regatta, we would be happy to organise this for you. Those taking part in one of our coaching tour packages, please ask us for our special rate…