ICS Experience

Not just another sailing course. The ICS Experience is the result of over 35 years of devotion and e Age minimum 7, maximum 16. We are not one of them.


No minimum sailing or swimming experience is required (buoyancy aids are worn at all times), and there is no requirement to belong to a sailing club. There are up to seven ability groups on each course accommodating skippers with little or no sailing experience all the way up to those with extensive racing experience. We use two classes of boat: Optim

Operating as usual


Really looking forward to the upcoming summer course at Papercourt S. C. Starting next week. Skipper letters are on their way with the new knot sheets..


Thought it fitting to post on here about my dad's recent achievement in sailing as recipient of the prestigious Beppe Croce Trophy!! and to acknowledge in addition to the contributions to the sport mentioned below that he was of course also the founder of ICS back in 1980 and has worked in so many different capacities with youth sailing over the years.. Well done Dad!

Bryan Willis - Recipient of the Beppe Croce Trophy

Bryan Willis (GBR) is the one of the most experienced officials within the sailing community and received the Beppe Croce Trophy for his outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of the sailing.

Since 1975, Willis has served the sport he loves, holding respected, senior positions within the Royal Yachting Association and at World Sailing.

Willis has served as an International Judge since 1981, when the scheme first started and in 1986 he became an International Umpire as the scheme also began.

He served on numerous committees within World Sailing and acted as Chairman of the Race Officials Committee as well as the Race Management Sub-committee. Furthermore he served as a member of the Racing Rules Committee and the Racing Rules Drafting Working Party.

Alongside this, he was author of more than 20 publications related to the sport of sailing. Willis was directly involved in no fewer than eight America's Cups, three editions of the Whitbread / Volvo Ocean Race and numerous Class World Championships.


Registration for 2019 is now active! Dates for next year's courses are as follows:

Easter (Papercourt, Ripley): Mon - Thurs (4 days)
Course 1 - 8th - 11th April
Course 2 - 15th - 18th April

Summer Half Term (Cookham Reach, Maidenhead): Wed - Fri (3 days)
Course 3 - 29th - 31st May

Summer (Papercourt, Ripley): Mon - Thurs (4 days)
Course 4 - 29th July - 1st August

To register, please use the online form on the website: www.icscourses.co.uk

ICS Experience 17/11/2017

ICS Experience


2018 Registration |

2018 Registration...

The cost for a 4 day course is £365 per skipper – this includes all training material and food. Boats are not included but can be arranged on request for an additional fee. Optimists: £65 Toppers: £95

DISCOUNTS are available for anyone returning in the same year, and for families with more than one child attending. Also a number of bursaries are available for families struggling financially.

Please send a separate form for each child*

When you hit ‘submit’ please ensure you see the confirmation message, if not it may be because you missed one or more required fields
The child for whom the registration form is being filled out will be referred on the form as ‘skipper’


2018 Registration | ICS - International Competitive Sailing





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