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


Thames Sailing Club

The Thames Sailing Club is a well established organisation dating back to the mid 1940's becoming incorporated in 1953.

The club caters for a comprehensive range of interests which include a purpose built clubhouse with launching facilities for small craft and centreboard sailboats on the Thames coast road at Tararu. The clubhouse and race control centre overlooks a large well protected bay, suitable for small boat racing, sailing and training through a wide range of weather conditions, over at least a 4 hour tidal range period. We race fortnightly on the tides.

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Ngaroto Sailing Club

Lake Ngaroto has been a popular sailing venue since the 1950s. The clubooms were opened in 1967 and there is secure boat storage.

Originally the club catered for motorboats and sail but a lake bylaw now prevents the use of motorboats (apart from patrol boats) on the lake and only sail and rowing or kayaks are permitted on the lake.

This ruling makes for an ideal (quiet) environment for yachties to enjoy a days sail or paddle.

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Hamilton Yacht Club

Hamilton Yacht Club is situated on Lake Rotoroa, Innes Common, Hamilton, New Zealand. It is home to an active sailing community and is particularly strong in the Zephyr class as well as the Optimist, P Class, Starling, 3.7 and Laser Classes. Racing is on Saturday afternoons, first race (1330hrs). Twilight Racing is on Wednesday evenings, start time 1800hrs. Our season runs from October to Easter.

The club is family oriented, providing both casual and serious sailors of all ages with a safe and enjoyable sailing-club environment.

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