Performance Academy

RYANI Performance Academy

The programme is designed around the individual to focus on the key aspects of physical, technical, tactical development in order to achieve this.  The Academy is made up of sailors invited by RYANI.


To develop the best young racing sailors in the world


  • To nurture passion, professionalism and a performance mind-set;
  • To develop sailors with the best prospects of selection onto IRL and GBR National Squads;
  • To support the most committed sailors and ensure they receive the best support to develop themselves;
  • To educate sailors on all aspects of how to run a programme and possibly an Olympic campaign;
  • To give sailors more specific and intensive training.



  • Sailors will receive the following:
  • Academy Coached Sessions. Half days, 1 per month in the build up to the spring / summer race period or equivalent;
  • 1 Physiological screening at induction;
  • Weekly Physical Training sessions at UUJ throughout the year (these may stop in busy race months);
  • 6 monthly Reviews;
  • Access to workshops (including strategy Planning, race tactics, Anti-Doping, etc)



  • Make weekly training diary submissions;
  • Practice on the water in their own time;
  • Commit to all training sessions;
  • Strive to improve fitness results;
  • Compete at IRL Events and nominated international events;
  • Follow guidance of coaches
  • Balance study and other commitments;
  • Prepare for quarterly reviews appropriately;
  • Provide timely notification to request any absence from training;


RYANI Performance Academy Selection Documents