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Quotes from Coaches



Here is a selection of great quotes from coaches I found in the News this month.


From Duncan Laing about double gold medallist Danyon loader:

"Beneath the laid-back exterior is a steely determination. He does not speak of it, he just does it."

This gives a great insight into what it takes to be a champion, determination and actions, not words.

Story from NZ herald click here for more


Kiteboard Racing in Tauranga

The relatively new sport of kiteboard course racing is now firmly established in Tauranga, just weeks after getting the nod as an event for the 2016 Olympics. 

The Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club is the first in the country to run a regular racing programme for kites.  Sunday (June 23rd) saw the second round of kiteboard racing as part of the club’s winter series, with ten kiters competing in a series of three races over a windward/leeward course.  This turnout doubles the five who raced in the first round a fortnight earlier. 

Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club

TYPBC has a stunning location at the end of Sulphur Point with views to the entrance of Tauranga Harbour. From their large clubhouse TYPBC offers: Keeler, Trailer Yacht,Multihull, Centreboard and Sailboard sailing options to members with both summer and winter programmes. Regular in-harbour racing takes place on a Wed evening, as well as a number of off shore events during the season.   TYPBC has a sailing school with two full-time coaches employed during the sailing season.

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