Join SailCoach for an exciting nine-day Pre ILCA 4 Worlds Training Camp at our Valencia SailBase, designed to provide a platform for sailors aged 15 and over who are preparing for this year’s ILCA 4 World Championships.
The Pre-Worlds Training Camp is designed to help improve boat preparation with the most recent developments in the class, sail settings and advanced boat handling skills, including roll-tacking, roll-gybing and mark roundings. The Pre-Worlds Training Camp will look hard at developing upwind and downwind speed with extensive video analysis.
At SailCoach, we have a strong belief in the multi-national training concept, which we pioneered many years ago. As a result, this intensive nine-day training program offers sailors the chance to challenge themselves against competitors from various countries. Additionally, it provides young sailors with a unique opportunity to receive coaching from highly experienced ILCA dinghy coaches, some of whom have been part of the Team SailCoach squad at multiple Olympic events.
The clinic’s daily schedule will combine classroom lessons with on the water exercises offering healthy competition and is followed up with a debriefing of tactical and strategy situations. Sailors will receive individual attention both on the water and with video analysis.
A typical day
Depending on the weather conditions, the day will start with a physical training warm-up session, sometimes before breakfast and sometimes after. These physical training sessions will be conducted by our in-house fitness coaches, with care being taken that the exercises are suitable for that age group and to ensure the safety of the sailors taking part in the sessions. This will be followed by a briefing on what the coach plans for the days sailing sessions, pointing out the areas where the coach intends to focus, taking into consideration the prevailing weather conditions.
After lunch, there will be a debrief on the morning session, followed by a briefing for the afternoon session. Depending on the venue and the weather forecast, the coach may decide to run one longer session instead of two shorter sessions.
The fitness coach will take control of the group again after sailing, running a cool down session which sometimes involves an ice bath or a swim. Again, depending on the venue, there will be a debrief on the days activities either before or after dinner. There will be some time set aside in the evening to relax before bed… the next day, it starts all over again!
SailCoach hopes you’ll be as excited as we are about this Pre-Worlds Training Camp. You will meet people from around the world who, like you, who are “mad about sailing” and will become life-long friends in our sport.
8th June 2024: (arrival day)
Arrive into Valencia Airport (VLC) between 08:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs and be met by one of SailCoach’s friendly staff. They will take you to the Reial Club Nàutic de València, the venue for this ILCA 4 Half Term Clinic.
9th to 17th June 2024:
The Pre-Worlds Training Camp daily schedule will start each morning with a group briefing at 10:00hrs at our Valencia SailBase and finish at 17:30hrs.
18th June 2024: (departure day)
SailCoach staff will drop you off at Valencia Airport between 08:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs for your journey home after some quality training. There will also be an option to travel with SailCoach to Viana do Castelo, Portugal for the Worlds.