Youth and Junior Open Training

Our Youth and Junior Open Training has been developed by the watersports centres to help create more opportunities for children to participate in sailing. This series of weekend and week-long clinics will provide opportunities to sailors who can train with high level coaches at Andrew Simpson Watersports Centres.

Across our UK based watersports centres, we have a series of clinics available throughout the winter offering class specific coaching in Optimists, Lasers, RS Feva's and BIC Techno 293's. With clinics and event support also available in the summer, ran at our overseas centre in Lake Garda, Italy.

We are proud to be working with ASWC partners and supporters Nautivela and Olimpic Sails and the UK Laser Association to offer top quality training to youth sailors of all levels and look forward to seeing some high-quality training on the water.

To make this level of sailing accessible to all, and in line with the Andrew Simpson Foundation’s charitable objectives, we are pleased to be able to offer equipment and training subsidies to those who may not ordinarily be provided with the opportunity to participate. If you feel like you would benefit from support for this training series, then please contact for an application form.

Optimist Open Training

Enhance your racing by joining our open training! These clinics will run alongside the youth squad pathway to support the sailors learning and help them pursue their racing goals. Our training is for all abilities; whether you are learning Optimist fundamentals or moving through the squad system, these clinics will benefit your sailing.

Winter Clinics:
October 26th - 27th @ Portland
December 7th - 8th @ Reading
February 15th @ Reading
April 11th - 12th @ Portland

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Laser Open Training

Are you looking to broaden your Laser training? Our open training is a perfect way to improve and increase your on water learning time. For all abilities, this open training will look to support sailors in achieving their sailing goals.

We are also working with UKLA to provide excellent and effective open training. The open training will initially aim to increase and maintain participation in the Laser Radial fleet through the UKLA coaching dates.

Winter Clinics at WPNSA:
September 14th – 15th
October 5th - 6th
November 16th - 17th
December 7th - 8th
January 11th - 12th
February 1st - 2nd
March 7th - 8th

Midlands and East Training:
November 23rd - 24th November @ Grafham Water Sailing Club
December 14th -15th @ Draycote Water Sailing Club
January 11th -12th @ Grafham Water Sailing Club
February 8th - 9th @ Draycote Water Sailing Club

Lake Garda Clinics:
October Half Term Clinic - 28th October - 1st November 2019

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RS Feva Open Training

An intensive series of training camps for RS Feva’s! As an ever-growing international class, the RS Feva’s are renowned for their effectiveness in building efficient crew work, introducing spinnakers into racing and helping to transition into double-handed dinghies. If you're looking to make the step-up, these training events will be perfect for you.

Winter clinics:
September 21st - 22nd @ Portland
December 14th - 15th @ Reading
January 25th - 26th @ Reading
March 28th - 29th @ Portland

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BIC Techno 293 Open Training

Want to drive your windsurfing to the next level? Our open training is a great opportunity to get on the water with lots of other windsurfers to develop your skills and get access to some great coaching. It doesn’t matter if your beginning your windsurfing journey or have lots of experience, this training will help you progress to the next level.

Winter Clinics:
October 12th - 13th @ Portsmouth
November 2nd - 3rd @ Portsmouth
December 7th - 8th @ Portsmouth
February 29th - 1st @ Portsmouth
April 11th - 12th @ Portsmouth

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