High quality training for success at every level

High quality training for success at every level

Welcome to the Performance Academy

We are proud to announce the launch of our Performance Academy,
enabling young sailors to reach the next level.

Through our team of expert coaches, we will be offering high quality training for sailors in our class specific programmes and foiling pathway. We will help sailors transition into a different class and provide the very best chance of success at every level.

ILCA
49er & 49erFX
Optimist
RS Feva
Bic Techno
WindFoiling
Waszp
29er
Nacra 15

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

If you’re just at the beginning of your sailing journey you can head to our Andrew Simpson Centres site. You will find options for a variety of different activities from learning to sail through to instructor courses.

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Our expert team

James Parker-Mowbray

Performance Academy Head Coach

RYA Optimist National Lead Coach
RYA ILCA 4 South Head Coach
SailFoil Coach

Contact James Parker-Mowbray

Expertise:
Laser, Optimist, Foiling

James Hadden

Performance Academy Head Coach

RYA ILCA 6 Youth Squad Head Coach
RYA ILCA 4 National Lead Coach
British Finn Association Under 23 Coach

Contact James Hadden

Expertise:
Laser, Finn, Foiling

Iain Percy OBE

Performance Academy Advisor

Double Olympic Gold Medallist

Sailing Director at Artemis Technologies

Tim Hulse

Performance Academy Advisor

UKLA Training Officer

RYA ILCA 6 Youth Squad Coach
Previous RYA Olympic Laser Squad Sailor

Expertise:
Laser

Shaun Priestley

Performance Academy Advisor

RYA ILCA 6 Youth Squad Coach
UKLA Coach
Previous Para Olympic pathway Coach
SailFoil Coach

Expertise:
Laser, Foiling

Josh Atherton

Performance Academy Coach

RYA Optimist South RTG Head Coach
RYA RS Feva Coach
SailFoil Coach

Expertise:
Optimist, RS Feva

Rob York

RYA Techno National Lead Coach
RYA Under 23 IQ Foil Head Coach
British Sailing Team IQ Foil Sailor

Expertise:
IQ Foil, Techno

Lewis May

RYA Bic Techno South RTG Head Coach
RYA UKJS South Head
WindFoil Coach

Expertise:
Techno, Wind Foiling

Paul Wakelin

Nacra Coach
Previous RYA Head Youth Multi-hull Coach

Expertise:
Nacra, Multihull

James Gray

British Sailing Team ILCA Pathway Coach
Waszp Coach

Expertise:
Laser

Rich Sheridan

RS Feva Class National Coach

Expertise:
RS Feva

Alice Masterman

Professional 49erFX sailor
29er Class Head Coach

Expertise:
29er, 49erFx

Matilda Nicholls

British Sailing Team Laser Radial Sailor
2019 Laser Radial Youth World Champion

Expertise:
Laser

Flo Nicholls

RYA Radial Youth Squad
2018 Laser 4.7 U16 European Champion

Expertise:
Laser

Performance Academy Partners