Western Districts

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


Judy Julian (NPYC) receives Taranaki Volunteer Award

Judy Julian of New Plymouth Yacht Club was awarded the Sport Taranaki Volunteer of the Month in June. She is valued for the tremendous amount of work she does at the club and at events they host.

Judy was the event secretary for the 2012 Optimist National Championships in April, responsible for all database entries, the finances for the event, results and scheduling of meetings over the week-long event.  Yachting New Zealand nominated Judy for the time she put in as a volunteer.

Wanganui Sailing Club

Sailing Wanganui is a family orientated club with the aim of providing sailing opportunities to all.  There is a structured junior sailing program run at Pauri Lake for school children in years 7 and 8.    Other programs are run as and when demand requires, and at the moment the Club is running a secondary school coaching program on Wednesday afternoons.  It may continue over the winter if required.  Elite coaching will continue for Open Bic sailors over the winter and prior to the World Open Bic regatta later this year.  The club is mainly dinghy orientated, although it does have a large

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Waitara Boating Club

The Waitara Boating Club is situated near the mouth of the Waitara River, 20km north of New Plymouth. Sheltered waters on the river allow sailing in most conditions, with club members sailing Optimist, P Class, Starling, Laser and open dinghy classes. Junior learn to sail is available in the club owned Optimist training dinghy’s.

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