It is perfect for anyone with at least the RYA Stage 3 certificate and offers plenty of time on the water to refine sailing techniques, build confidence and have great fun getting competitive. There are loads of opportunities to join Clubs on the Island and to take part in racing events, our Race Academy gives sailors all the skills and knowledge they need to go on to compete at Club and Squad level.
Successful stories from our Race Cadets include Ealish Green who is now racing Toppers at national level. Lots of our Race Cadets become Manx Youth Sailing Squad members, including Charlie and Tom Whitbread, Nickolas Ellis, Georgia Harding and many more. Gwen Thornton and Georgia Harding represented the Buchan School at the IAPS Regatta in Weymouth in 2016. 7th Wave Instructors Tim Chan, Nathan Pickles, Ealish Green and Ben Batchelor were all Race Cadets once upon a time a few years ago too! Peter Cope came 2nd at the RS Tera World Championship in 2019 and Teddy Dunn qualified for the RYA GBR RS Feva Youth Squad.
Race Academy consists of four Saturdays of race training. Sailors get maximum benefit from 7th Wave Academy by attending all four days, but if you can’t make all the dates please join us for the ones you can.
The fee is £140 per weekend or £400 if all four weekends are booked in advance.
2020 dates: we are hoping to get Race Academy sailors out on the water first this season and soon as COVID-19 restrictions are eased, please standby for course dates and more info.