A truly positive learning experience

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ICS no longer operates from Papercourt Sailing club in Ripley. After more than 40 years collaborating with Papercourt and other inland clubs, we have decided to take the organisation in a new direction. We are currently in the process of developing a new site in the Isle of Wight with excellent access to the solent and in particular a beautiful sailing area called Woodside Bay - between Cowes and Ryde. At the new venue we will be hosting two types of residential sailing courses:

Adventure (Min requirement RYA Stage 3 / Age range 12- 16)

Advanced Racing (Min requirement RYA Start Racing / Age range 12 - 16)

A more detailed description of the courses can be found here

ICS has over 40 years experience in running multi-level sailing courses for young people in the UK.

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.

New residential course coming up in 2022

Advanced Racing

Course 1

24th - 29th July 2022

Wootton, Isle of Wight


Course 2

31st July - 5th August

Wootton, Isle of Wight

"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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