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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. More information will be available as we get closer to completion but we are hoping to be able to run our first course at the beginning of the summer holidays in 2022. The application process is not yet active for this course. For more info please email the principal, Jae Willis.

More information

To find out more info on our courses, visit our course information page.
If you've already registered, you'll soon receive a confirmation email.

You can also get an overview of some practical details on our welcome info page.

Upcoming courses

New Residential courses registration not yet active. Estimated date for registration is March 2022. If you are interested in sending a skipper on one of our residential courses, please register your interest with the Principal, Jae Willis by email. HERE. (

Please complete one registration form for each skipper, selecting one or more courses.

Advanced Racing

Course 1

24th - 29th July 2022

Wootton, Isle of Wight

Toppers and Optimists


Course 2

31st July - 5th August

Wootton, Isle of Wight

Toppers and Optimists



What's included



All instruction at an average overall instructor/student ratio of 1:4 (the RYA standard is 1:6).

Top Quality Food

Fully catered fresh, locally sourced (where possible). Healthy breakfast, elevenses, Pre-chosen packed lunches, tea (with biscuits and cakes), two course cooked evening meal.

ICS T-Shirt

Each skipper will receive their own branded ICS T-Shirt, fair-trade and organic.

Course Photo Album

Access to a password protected online album of images taken during the week (usually no less than three photos of each child plus group shots).

All Relevant Awards

ICS provides an RYA log book plus all awards where relevant.

No Spending Money Required

We provide everything each skipper needs for the course so there is no need for spending money during an ICS course.



A deposit of 50% of the course fee is required on registration. The remaining course fee should be paid when requested approximately eight weeks before the commencement of the course. An email will be sent as confirmation of registration, containing payment details.


Because of the very limited availability of places on the new residential courses, there are unfortunately no discounts available. However, there are a number of bursary opportunities.

Bursaries Available

For those who would love to send a skipper on one of our courses but just can’t afford it, there are a limited number of bursaries available each year that can reduce the cost of each place by as much as 25%. Simply let the principal, Jae Willis, know in an email ( that you would like to be considered for a bursary and he will send you the relevant form.

Cancellations / Refunds

Cancellation policy for the new residential courses is TBC

Hire Boats

If your child is eligible to attend but needs to hire a boat, we will do our best to find you one through our list of contacts. It would be a private agreement between you and the owner of the boat, so once putting you in touch we leave the rest to you. However, we strongly recommend that every skipper attending an ICS residential has their own boat!

Selected courses

Registration form

Please select at least one course above.