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May T Y Programme – Valencia

May 11, 2024 - June 30, 2024

SailCoach has designed this June T Y Programme for Irish school students.

The SailCoach May TY BaseCamp was specially designed for Irish school students, nevertheless is open to sailors from other countries. This program is tailored for 15 and 16 year olds sailing ILCA 4 and ILCA 6 Dinghies. The TY BaseCamp program runs four times a year during the Spring and Autumn terms. Run from our Mediterranean SailBases in Malta and Valencia serves as the perfect location for this exciting learning adventure.

We recognise that many TY students seek to enhance their sailing skills and potentially reach the standard required for selection into the Irish Sailing Academy. Moreover, it offers an opportunity to gain valuable insights into life beyond their homes. Whether your aim is to develop your sailing prowess or explore new horizons, our May TY BaseCamp is the ideal platform to embark on a fulfilling sailing journey.

The TY BaseCamp provides sailors with a glimpse into the world of professional ILCA sailors, offering firsthand insights into their daily routines and practices. The lifestyle of full-time sailors on our team often surprises club level ILCA sailors. In this immersive environment, participants experience ILCA coaching 5 or 6 days a week, benefit from training with excellent partners, and receive dedicated time with our in house strength and conditioning coach to enhance their fitness levels.

Pre Clinic Entry Experience

This TY BaseCamp is intended for highly motivated sailors who want to improve and hone their racing skills to significantly improve their national standard. They don’t necessarily need to be regular ILCA Dinghy sailors, they can come from national youth classes such as Topper, 29er and 420. However, they should be capable of sailing in 20 kn of wind on the open sea in an ILCA Dinghy.

SailCoach’s Coaching Philosophy

At SailCoach, we strive to inspire young people by giving them an incredible adventure that leaves a lasting impact. As sailing is more than just a fun activity, it has the power to transform lives in meaningful ways.

Our main aim is to make a positive and lasting impact on everyone we meet. We measure our success not just by what our students achieve, but also by how much they grow as individuals. We work hard to provide outstanding coaching both on the water and land to help our TY students develop important life skills. Our coaching team strongly believes that all young people have the ability to succeed, and we do our best to help them reach their full potential. During their transition year, we focus on creating opportunities for them to build essential skills that can lead to academic success, including getting good grades in the leaving cert.

A typical day

The day will start at 08:30, with students making their breakfast and packing lunches for the day in their TY apartment, then meeting at 10:30 at our Valencia SailBase for a physical training activation session. These physical training sessions will be conducted by our in-house S&C coaches, with care being taken that the exercises are suitable for that age group, ensuring their safety.

A briefing will follow what the coach plans for the day’s sailing sessions and point out the areas where the coach intends to focus, considering the prevailing weather conditions. After a short lunch, students will go afloat for the race training session, which could last between two to three hours, again depending on the weather forecast.

After sailing, the S&C coach will take control of the group, running a recovery session that sometimes involves an ice bath or swims. There will be a debrief on the day’s activities either before or after dinner at a local restaurant. There will be some time set aside in the evening to relax before bed by 22:30… then it will start all over again.

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.

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May 11, 2024
June 30, 2024


Valencia SailBase
Real Club Náutico de Valencia 46024
Valencia, 46024 Spain
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