SailCoach is happy to announce our 2024 Master Clinic and EurILCA Masters Regatta. These events offers Master sailors a chance to practice under the watchful eye of a skilled coach and compete in a regatta before heading to the Masters Worlds in February 2024 or to participate in a regatta at a warm weather venue during the European winter months.
Our coaching team will help sailors brush up on their racing skills, and we hope you will learn one or two new techniques that should help your performance in the upcoming regatta season. This is your opportunity to sign up for our three-day training clinic and find out what the professionals have been up to on the Olympic circuit. Whether you’re an experienced Master sailor or someone who sails casually on weekends, we invite you to join us at our Malta SailBase.
8th of January 2024
Arrive into Malta International Airport (MLA) and be met by a friendly SailCoach staff member, and they will take you to your hotel or SailCoach’s Malta SailBase at the Royal Malta Yacht Club, the venue for the Masters Clinic.
9th to 11th of January 2024
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 Master Clinic will look hard at developing both upwind and downwind speed, with extensive use of video analysis.
The daily schedule will begin at 10:30 hrs with a meeting at the Royal Malta Yacht Club for a briefing on the day’s activities, followed by a coach lead training session in the afternoon, finishing each day up with a debrief on the day’s activities with video analysis.
Those of you planning to take part in the EurILCA Masters regatta can make your registration on the final day of the clinic.
What is included?
The clinic price includes SailCoach’s world-class coaching and ILCA Dinghy charter. Masters are responsible for their own accommodation, travel and meal arrangements, including meals out with the Masters group in the evenings.
During this clinic, we usually organise evening dinners, like dining in the charming historic areas of Malta. Valletta has become well known for its exceptional Mediterranean cuisine, featuring a range of restaurants, including Michelin stars. We extend a warm welcome to the partners of our sailors to join in these social gatherings. But be warned, talk around the dinner table is mostly about ILCA sailing, with such interesting topics as vang tension or centreboard height.
Malta, a stunning Mediterranean island nation, combines culture, art, and history seamlessly. You can explore captivating sites, like the historic Valletta or the ancient capital of Medina. Enjoy shopping or relax on the beach with a good book.
12th or 14th of January 2024
The EurILCA Masters Regatta at the prestigious Royal Malta Yacht Club, noted for its hospitality and now in its third edition, draws experienced sailors from around the world. Held in the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean, Malta has become a popular spot for Olympic champions to train. The regatta offers competitive racing conditions across the various age categories, allowing sailors to compete with their peers. This warm weather venue has favourable wind conditions and a backdrop of Valletta’s historic city walls, making it a sought after destination for Masters sailors looking for good racing.
Your entry fee covers more than just your regatta participation. You’ll be welcomed with a complimentary drink reception, and we’ll celebrate your achievements at the prize-giving dinner hosted by the Royal Malta Yacht Club. It’s a reflection of the genuine Maltese hospitality.
Useful hotel information:
If you’re searching for a hotel near the Royal Malta Yacht Club, consider the neighbourhoods of Gzira and Sliema. They are in the central tourist area with great shopping and restaurants. We recommend hotels like Grands Suites Hotel, Azur Hotel, Alavits Hotel, and the Waterfront all in Gzira or Sliema and within walking distance of the Royal Malta Yacht Club. There’s also the Chapter5 Boutique Hotel in Msida, also nearby.
In Valletta, you’ll find charming boutique hotels and the Grand Hotel Excelsior is conveniently located right across from the Yacht Club. If you opt to stay there, we can arrange morning pick-ups by RIB. Alternatively, Airbnb offers fantastic deals in neighbourhoods like Ta’ Xbiex, Msida, Gzira, and Sliema.
Please note that we do not provide transportation between the Yacht Club and the hotels or apartments. However, sailors tend to take a taxi (which are reasonably priced) or walk between the two places.
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.