From David Abercrombie: Could I ask that you take the time to read and support this amazing project with a submission before September 11th. This new space has the potential to be a world class training and competition venue for yachting, triathlon, ocean swimming, kayaking, Waka-ama, and many other marine based sports.
In August 2011 YNZ made a submission to the Tasman District Council regarding the Foreshore Scenic Reserve Management Plan. Good news! Two changes have been made in response to our submission: removing restrictions on motorized vessels and allowances for vessels to camp in the park.
Yachting New Zealand have re-named the Club Instructor qualification Learn to Sail Coach. There is a philosophical difference between the two titles of an 'Instructor' or 'Coach' and YNZ is continuing to align with Sport New Zealand's Coach Development Framework.
The idea of this drill is to start and head up wind towards the 3 top marks, practicing getting the roundings just right on their laylines.
Here is a selection of great videos and websites for coaches to reference. Not only are they useful, but some are just down right cool.
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
Here is a selection of news I have picked up on this month, its all relevant to coaching and sailing in general. Happy reading!
A number of Townson's are preparing for the Simrad race series, and there continue to be new members and boats on the market. Read the latest from this class, including some interesting class history.
Yachting New Zealand is looking to employ a qualified sailing instructor for the Northern region Sailing…Have a Go! programme. This programme gives children the opportunity to experience the thrills and spills of sailing. Therefore a fun and energetic personality along with experience teaching children the basics of sailing is a must!
The Draft Takapuna Reserve Management Plan (RMP) was publicly notified on July 10th 2012. In the plan is provision for the National Ocean Water Sports Centre (NOWSC) and Marine Hub.