The RSGYC Junior Winter Coaching program kicks off on Sunday with the Optimist fleet taking to the water to start their Winter Coaching.
Winter Coaching gives sailors the opportunity to build on their skills gained from the summer sailing in smaller groups, assuring individual attention and targeted coaching and feedback, which ensures sailors progress efficiently with their sailing skills and experience.
Experience has shown that those sailors who continue to sail throughout the autumn, winter, and spring tend to progress quickly and build significant skills, confidence, and sailing knowledge.
Each Class will have different goals and session plans with the end goal for each sailor having improved significantly on their sailing skills and knowledge.
Coaching will take place on Sundays in September, October, and November with the annual ‘Christmas Cracker Regatta’ concluding the sailing for 2016 on Dec 6th for all classes. Each sailing class of Optimists, Fevas, Toppers, and Lasers will have experienced class-specific sailing coaches, who in consultation with the Class Captain, have designed a coaching program for each class. After the first session, there will be a class review of goals for the winter coaching and a pathway for all sailors to progress.