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


ISAF Youth: Refreshed and ready for final races

After a day of rest and recovery, the 2012 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships have resumed racing in Ireland at Dublin Bay. The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team had a day of mixed results, but still the overall standings are improving.

Auckland based Laser Radial sailor Andrew McKenzie started the day well, winning his first race of this regatta.

“I came out of the lay day with the right mindset and managed to play the shifts well” Andrew said, “but the conditions are still so taxing.”

ISAF Youth: Standings improve on day two

Three more races were completed overnight on day two of the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships for the young New Zealanders in Ireland.

Most of the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team of under 19 year olds improved their overall standings as a result of completing the fifth race which allowed a discard of their worst score to date. Wind and weather conditions were even more tricky than yesterday, with gusts of up to 25kn and big shifts in direction.

ISAF Youth Worlds preview

Nine of New Zealand’s top youth sailors are due to start competition at the 2012 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships tonight in Dublin Bay, Ireland.

This annual week-long regatta is regarded as the pinnacle event of the global youth sailing calendar, and is a significant step for many into the Olympic class pathways.

The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team who will represent NZ include:


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