A record 3730 children took part in the summer's Volvo Sailing... Have a Go! programme, which has been going for 12 years.
Learn to Sail
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.
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.
PCA National Advisory Board Member and Head Men's Basketball coach at Notre Dame Mike Brey talks about how he intentionally teaches positive body language to his players.
The have a go programme down at the Volvo Ocean Race village is proving a hit.
The weather wasn't always kind but it didn't seem to matter as 14 children completed learn to sail levels one and two at the Mercury Bay Boating Club recently.
Quality Coaching At Its Finest: 18 Lessons from USA Surfing’s Joey Buran to Bring in the New Year
Have a read here of some real good coaching tips received from a coach at Mercury Bay Boating Club.
Find the details of the next keelboat coach course coming up.