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The ILCA Fleet

If you’re looking for a fleet with great racing, great social and supporting a wide range of abilities, you’ve found it!

A message from your class captain:

Welcome to QM from the ILCA Fleet!

My name is Tony Woods and I've been Fleet Captain for a few years now. We have an amazing fleet at QM with good turn outs on Sunday mornings (all year round) and Wednesday evenings (in the summer). Competition at the front is intense, with World Champions fighting it out with ex National Champions - we even have our very own Olympian! (At the recent Masters Worlds we had 3 podium finishes and a 4th place!). 

However, we also have huge range of levels, so whatever your experience there will always be someone to race against. I run regular training after racing on Sundays and before racing on Wednesdays. I've also teamed everyone up with a mentor/mentee - front of the fleet to help the middle of the fleet, middle of the fleet to help the back of the fleet, so you can have some individual coaching from someone more experienced. Occasionally I'll organise a whole day's training - usually on a Saturday in holiday times.

One of the big social highlights of the QM year is the Christmas lunch and Prize Giving, usually around the middle of December. In the winter we have at least one ILCA social evening, usually the week before the start of the Wednesday Evening Series.

Come and see us any Sunday pre or post club race - Let the office know if you would like to join our mailing list to keep up to date with news - Or follow us at QM ILCAs on Facebook

See you on the water soon.  

Event Reschedule:

Thames Valley ILCA Open - Rescheduled to Sunday 12th November 2023 (Remembrance Sunday)

ILCA Thames Valley Open event has been rescheduled to Sunday 12th November 2023. You are invited to take part in this event which is held with club racing and part of the ILCA Big Sunday Series and for club members the event is also part of the Club Summer Series.

Please note: racing will start after the two minutes silence has been observed at 11am on Remembrance Sunday 12th November 2023.

  • Visiting Competitors will pay an ILCA Thames Valley Open Event entry fee of £15 either online (see below) or on the day. Entry desk will open 09:00 on Sunday 12th November at reception. Sign on to the event can be done on the day or using the sign on link here.
  • Club members this event is included in your membership. Please ensure you have signed on to Winter Series

The event follows the Sunday Winter Series 2023 NOR and SIs, and ILCA Big Sunday Series NOR. Please read the Thames Valley Open Event Supplementary NOR.

ILCA BIG Sunday Dates for 2023:

Sunday 14th May (including Thames Valley Open) - ILCA Big Sunday cancelled for May & Thames Valley Open Rescheduled

Sunday 25th June - ILCA Big Sunday date amended for June (from 18th, then 11th June) to Rescheduled date

Sunday 24th September

Sunday 12th November (rescheduled from Sunday 19th November) Please note: racing will start after the two minutes silence has been observed at 11am on Remembrance Sunday 12th November 2023.

Supplementary Notice of Series ILCA BIG Sunday Series 2023

Visiting Sailors are most welcome to join for these dates by paying the ILCA Series Non-Member Entry Fee below and signing up for the races you are entering in the relevant series.

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ILCA Series Non-Member Entry Fee

ILCA Series Non-Member Entry Fee is a half price day sail for non-members wishing to take part in the ILCA Series 2023, which includes Club Race on the day. There are specific series dates throughout the year, which can be found on the ILCA fleet page.