The regional squads were initially set up to stimulate winter sailing activity amongst youths in the clubs and classes. At the time (other than frostbites) there was no training activity.
The REGIONAL squads have achieved their aim and now the clubs are a hive of activity in the winter. With the availability of ISA Level 2 coaches and expertise from abroad it is anticipated that the training and activity this winter will be as vibrant as it has been in the last 10 years.
For this WINTER the ISA Performance unit will NOT be coordinating Regional Squad training for the laser disciplines.
We hope the ethos of training & coaching NOT just racing will remain in place over the winter period. We hope the holistic approach engendered by the coaches will continue and that activity will be made available to as wide a group as possible.
Thank you to all the sailors that participated over the last 10 years and to the coaches who put tireless hours into improving the programme year on year. Thank you also to the clubs who hosted the squads and made visiting sailors most welcome.