East Coast Regional Race Coaching Collaboration
As part of the development of a Club Coaching Programme two clubs on the East Coast started a series of club racing coaching combined with interclub regional racing.
On Saturday 7th May Waterford Harbour Sailing Club were made very welcome at Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club to continue the six week development squad initiative to create some early season coaching sessions for our improving youth sailors.
This weeks coach from WHSC was Dave Marsden who was accompanied by five boats consisting of Optimists, Toppers and a laser radial. From WHBTC was James Sinnott and Rory Ward coaching 7 boats consisting of Topper 4.2’s and Topper full rigs.
The fresh and gusty easterly breeze made it tricky but provided an excellent opportunity for the visiting sailors to familiarise themselves with flat water sailing in Wexford, as opposed to their usual choppier conditions with winds in Dunmore East . WHSC were delighted to join in with Wexford’s coaches and safety team who provided coaching on starting practices, on and off water coaching, and great short courses. WHSC look forward very much to returning the same welcome when they hope to see Wexford travel to WHSC on a Saturday in the next few weeks to be confirmed. “It is great to see our young sailors out early in the season , to also have the opportunity to travel to another venue and train with other clubs is fantastic and will surely stand to them when it comes to event and championship preparation / participation. A big thank you to the parents who helped with travel and Andres Passberger who assisted Dave Marsden in a Rib provided by Wexford.” Dave Marsden.