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ILCA Performance Summer Camp – (Valencia)

August 13 - August 30

Pre-Clinic Entry Experience
The focus of this Performance Summer Camp is set up to provide a platform for sailors who have been active in their national youth sailing circuits or Optimists sailors who would like to make the transition to the ILCA Dinghy. Alternatively, for talented club sailors aged 15 and over.

What’s involved
The Performance Summer 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. This Summer Camp will look hard at developing both Upwind and Downwind speed with extensive use of video analysis.

SailCoach believes strongly in the multi-national training concept, which we developed many years back. Therefore, this Summer Camp of hard training will give sailors the opportunity to push themselves hard against competitors from other countries.
 It will also provide young sailors with the opportunity to be coached by the most experienced ILCA coaches available, including coaches who have been members of the Team SailCoach squad at different Olympics.

The clinic’s daily schedule will combine classroom lessons with on the water exercises offering healthy competition and is followed up with debriefing of tactical and strategy situations. Sailors will receive individual attention both on the water and with video analysis.

A typical day
The day will start with a physical training warm-up session, sometimes before breakfast and sometimes after. Our strength and conditioning coach will conduct these physical training sessions, 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.

Depending on the venue and the weather forecast, the coach may decide to run one longer session instead of two shorter sessions.

The S&C coach will then take control of the group again after sailing, running a cool-down session which sometimes involves an ice bath or 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!


13th August 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 Half-Term Clinic.

14th to 29th August 2024:
The ILCA 4 and 6 Performance Summer Camp daily schedule will start each morning with a group briefing at 10:00hrs in the Reial Club Nàutic de València and finish at 17:30hrs.

30th August 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.

We Take Our Responsibilities Seriously

• All our coaches are qualified and are CRB cleared for child safety
• Each clinic will have a nominated child welfare officer on site

We hope the above will maximize enjoyment and progression whilst balancing the need to have as much time on the water training.

SailCoach hopes you’ll be as excited as we are about this ILCA 4 and ILCA 6 Performance Summer Camp. You will meet people from around the world who, like you, are “mad about sailing” and will become life-long friends in our sport.

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Real Club Náutico de Valencia 46024
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