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Youth Pathway Championships 2017


Ballyholme Yacht Club
20-23 April 2017
Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Topper, 420 and Optimist

So much more than any other youth event … Here is the full line up of talks ….

…. open to all at 5.30pm each evening

Wednesday 19th April, BILL O’HARA will discuss “What to consider when preparing for an event – Rules Strategy for racing”. Bill is the current Principal Race Officer for the Volvo Ocean Race, International Umpire and Rules adviser to the Irish Olympic Team.

Thursday 20th April, ANNALISE MURPHY (Olympic Silver medalist) will share her insights in a talk entitled “Beat the Best: Preparing for Competitive Gains at the Olympics”.

Friday 21st April, MATTY MC GOVERN (Double Olympian 49er Class) will talk on “Team Work in Sailing – Preparing a Professional Approach”

Saturday 22nd April, Ross Killian & Russell McGovern (ISA Performance Coaches) will give video analysis and coaching tips from the day’s racing.

Please see the Ballyholme club website for more details on entering the races, evening talk tickets, and other logistical details:
http://ballyholme.com/events/isa-youth-nationals-2017/

There really is something for everyone – from ISA Pathway Squad places to inspiring talk with Annalise Murphy

Annalise Murphy Silver

Annalise Murphy is just one of four evening talks taking place at the ISA Youth Pathway National Championships, being held at Ballyholme Yacht Club, 19-23 April.

The evening talks as well as the races are open to all young sailors who sail in the five ISA Youth Pathway Classes (Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 420, Topper, Optimist). This is Ireland’ largest Youth regatta and the ISA’s primary talent spotting event of the year for the Academy and Junior classes. The ISA squad programmes will resume this summer in the Laser 4.7 and Topper classes, and these classes will have a squad trial to identify future ISA Pathway sailors. In addition, ISA spotters are out to assess sailors for Academy trials for the Laser Radials and 420s. (The Optimists will have separate Class-organised talent spotters).

Eight places on the ISA Topper Squad

In the Topper class up to eight sailors will be selected to join the ISA Topper Squad. The Squad coach and programme will be announced following the event. The programme aimed at developing young Topper sailors will provide training and also support at the 2017 Topper World Championship to be held in Brittany, France in July. Entry to the World championship is independent of ISA squad selection and through the International Topper Class Association.

Five places on the ISA Laser 4.7 Squad

Up to five sailors will be chosen at the ISA Youth Pathway Nationals to join the ISA 4.7 Squad. A further two sailors may be chosen at the 2017 Laser 4.7 Ulster Championship. The ISA 4.7 squad will provide training to help young sailors transition in the Laser 4.7 class. It will also aim to prepare and support the squad for the Laser 4.7 World Championship to be held in Nieuwpoort, Belgium in July. The squad coach and programme will be announced following event. Entry to the 4.7 Worlds is independent of ISA squad selection through the International Laser Class Association.

Laser 4.7 & Topper Class Sailors

ISA squad programmes resume this summer as planned. The Laser 4.7 and Topper Class squad places will be selected using the 2017 ISA Youth Pathway National Championships in Ballyholme this April.

Selection Criteria Guidelines are available on www.isaperfomranc.ie web site HERE.

Follow this post for further details on squads, competition, talks and support in Ballyholme at the ISA Youth Pathway National Championships 2017.

In the meantime get your place booked for Ireland’s largest Youth regatta and the ISA’s primary talent spotting event of the year, where each class will have a squad trial to identify future ISA Pathway Sailors.

ISA Youth Pathway Nationals 2017 Here

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