Academy 27

High Performance Driving Starts Here.

Setting a new standard for private track education, we provide motorsport enthusiasts with performance driving skills on a world-class circuit. Head coach Kees Nierop and our team of professionals will teach you how to safely explore the limits of your vehicle. Sign up at, and discover your life on track.

Chief Instructor

Guest Instructor

Instructor and Academy 27 Coordinator





Our courses are open to the public

Whether you have yet to set tires on a track or want to better your performance driving skills, our ASN-approved curriculum is designed to give you the tools to master every corner. During these sessions, the only competition you have is you.

Official Tire of Area 27 and Academy 27

2.5 Day Academy 27 School

Member Rate: $2,100 + gst
Public Rate: $2,600 + gst

In the classroom:

  • Theory covering seating position, braking technique, and finding the correct line through corners
  • Track safety – including instruction on the various flags and their meanings, with proper pit entry and exit procedures

On the circuit:

  • Braking and down shifting techniques
  • Cornering phases
  • Linking turns and establishing correct lines
  • Full circuit follow-the-leader lapping

Putting it all together:

  • Open lapping sessions with coach critiques
  • Lapping session with student monitored for consistency and improvement, with comprehensive performance evaluation

2018 Calendar: 2.5 Day Schools (maximum 12 students per session)

This course includes an evening of classroom theory with two full days on the circuit for hands-on driving education. Lunch is provided on track days.

  • April 3 – 5
  • April 10 – 12
  • April 13 – 15
  • April 16 – 18
  • April 30 – May 2
  • July 18 - 20
  • July 20 – 22
  • August 17 – 19
  • August 19 – 21
  • September 7 – 9
  • October 19 – 21
  • October 21 – 23

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Academy 27's Official Accommodation Host, Watermark Beach Resort and Conference Centre, is happy to provide Academy 27 participants with a Stay and Drive package. Packages include:

  • Two Nights Accommodation
  • $50 Watermark Dining Credit
  • 10% Savings Offer on Yoga, Pilates, Stand-Up Paddle Board Rentals, and on Levia Wellness Spa services
  • To book today, contact their reservations team:

    Tel: (888) 755-3480

What an amazing group of coaches and people. You are truly phenominal. Your passion, patience and expertise, feedback, belief, reassurance and dedication are second to none. We are truly blessed to have you all at Area 27. That track, as awesome as it is, will not be the same without your unique abilities. A heartfelt thanks!
A. Khan.

1 Day Advanced Lapping Schools

Member Rate: $750 + gst
Public Rate: $1000 + gst
Participants are required to successfully complete Academy 27's 2.5 Day Driving Course prior to being eligible for the 1 Day Advanced Lapping Course.

This course is designed for drivers who have previous experience with an accredited performance driving school and who would like to improve their skills. Lunch is provided.

2018 Calendar: 1 Day Advanced Lapping

  • April 13
  • July 23
  • October 24

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Motorcycle courses are not yet available. Stay tuned.

Requirements and Details

All students must have their own road-safe vehicle and valid drivers’ license without restrictions. Open-top street vehicles (or pre-approved non-street vehicles) require complete driver safety gear including CSA approved helmet, gloves, and fire suit.

We suggest fully enclosed, flat-bottomed footwear (similar to a court shoe) for ease of downshifting and proper foot movement between pedals. Sandals or open footwear are not permitted.

To prepare for your Academy session:

  • ensure your vehicle is in good form* (tires, brakes, engine, etc)
  • have the trunk and interior cargo space empty and free of materials
  • have a full tank of gas
  • keep your mobile phone or device safely stored – no distractions
  • relax, and have fun

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration, the remainder will be due upon check-in on event date.

Insurance: Your traditional road insurance might not cover track use. It is the responsibility of each driver to check on his/her insurance regarding coverage.

Gift certificates are available upon request.

* Academy 27 coaches and/or Area 27 Marshals may refuse any vehicle that appears unfit or unsafe for use – if in doubt, contact us 30 days prior to your registration date.