We are really pleased to advise that the YS program for 2007 / 08 is starting to shape up nicely.
After a round of discussions with potential coaches we are electing this year to appoint a different coach for each weekends training to deliver on a particular and specific topic.
Coaches and experts are being invited on our knowledge of their particular skill set.
We can confirm;
Session One at Pwehelli. Tim Rush, the well known sail maker and fireball sailor, maker of sails as used by European and National Champion Hector, will be the session coach. Tim will be taking the squad through sails, sail settings and boat settings, with a view to maximise boat speed with the equipment you have. Coaching will take place on the water and Tims particular favourite is to get in the dinghy with the crew/helm and take each boat through its paces looking for those optimum adjustments and important dos and donts with Mirror sails.
Session Two at Draycote. Ross Kearney, 2005 Mirror World Champion and current leader of the UK Nationwide series has been invited to run the session on race course management. To put it simply, when you are in the lead and go around a mark first, do you go left, right or up the middle? At the moment you probably just follow the boat in front. With Ross's input we intend to give you the knowledge to make these important decisions way before you get to the mark and maybe even before you get on the water.
2007/8 sessions 3 to 6 are still being finalised, information will follow when available.
Sessions will start at 10:00 on the Saturday. Time on the water will be maximised and time in the classroom will be minimised. Between 16:00 and 18:00 there will be a quiet period for those of you needing to do your weekend homework and GCSE studies and early in the evening we will go out to talk about sailing around the dinner table. On Sunday we will be carrying out 'coached racing' stopping at 15:00 for departure at 16:00.
Before each session there will be emailed information and instructions regarding the on water training.
The Youth Squad has not yet been finalised this year and we are very concious on the effect and anticipation of this years NJS selection process. Those of you who have applied already know if you are in or not. Those of you who have not applied are encouraged to do so without delay.