A truly positive learning experience

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ICS has over 35 years experience in delivering truly excellent sailing courses for young people. With the high staff to student ratio and our core ethos: "We aim to encourage a positive learning experience; one that not only leaves each skipper with a sense of personal achievement, but also increases their self-confidence and self esteem," - we create a positive learning environment and get amazing results. Have a look at our feedback section for more insight into our success.

Upcoming courses


Course 1

3 - 6 April

Papercourt, Ripley


Course 2

9 - 12 April

Papercourt, Ripley

Summer Half Term

Course 3


Cookham Reach, Maidenhead


Course 4

6 - 9 August

Papercourt, Ripley

"Belated thanks for a spectacular week at papercourt for Thomas and Arabella green. Thank you very much for organising a great experience for the kids."

Benedicta green, parent

"Jae, thanks for everything last week. Simply the best and most well organised sailing course for young people in the country."

Johnny White, parent

My daughter was pretty nervous the night before and after the first day but then felt very relaxed and thought her group instructor was brilliant. The atmosphere was great and the food was spot on, so thank you for organising such a successful week. We’ll definitely be back next year.

Ms Le Butt, parent

"Millie has enjoyed your course so much this week that Hamish is filling in the application for Papercourt Membership as I type this!  Thank you so much."

Nicky Griffiths,

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