In our regular feature on the regions, regional support officer Wayne Holdt looks at what's been going on in the central region.
Who says racing is the only way to acquire sailing skills? Teach children that sailing is fun and watch the numbers grow. For some reason, the teaching of sailing skills in many countries where sailing is an active pursuit has over the years changed from learning the ropes on a local body of water from an experienced friend to a rigorously structured multi-year racing-based certification process.
If your club is interested to Hire a head coach next season get in touch.
We have recieved cv's from quite a few coaches keen to take on a coaching or head coaching role.
Wheather its a learn to sail coach or a development level coach you need, let us know your needs and we can put you in touch.
Sean Herbert defended his Starling national title in Wellington this week in one of the most exciting finishes in the events 47-year history.
GOfuel offer discounts for Yachting New Zealand’s membership card holders and smartphone app users of between five and 10 cents a litre at the pump and have the added benefit of helping put money back into yachting and boating.
Two new initiatives are features of this year's Yachting New Zealand Commodores Conference at the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club in Auckland on Saturday, June 9.
In our regular feature on the regions, regional support officer Ian Gardiner looks at what's been going on in the top half of the South Island.
The New Zealand Women's Match Racing Team will compete in the Helsinki leg of the Women's International Match Racing Series at the end of June.
Installing the ability to… (jimmy it up) and keep going.
A big part of doing well in sailing, is our ability to fix broken parts with whats stashed in our lifejacket. Remember as a coach its important to get your sailor to the start line but you should also give them a chance when ever time allows, to make the repair themselves. Its so tempting to quickly jump in and save the day, but we must remember its important for the sailor to learn how to repair the boat as well. If we fix the problem they will not learn and they will expect someone will always come to the rescue.
Innovation in Coaching
This is an interesting article and it shows how important it is for us as coaches to get hold of the class rules understand them.
The next process is to get the sailors to start looking into the class rules and develop their understanding.
Then together we can look at the rules and find ways we can develop our boats thinking of ways to work within the rule that will gain a competitive advantage.