Sail1Design Performance Coaching
New for 2017: Sail1Design Optimist Elite Fall Training CAMP
Sail1Design is hosting several Optimist dinghy training sessions for fall, 2017. Sailing will take place on the Magothy River, just north of Annapolis, MD., and will be strictly limited to 15 sailors. Our venue is a perfect place to sail; very short sail out and in, no boat traffic, and good fall winds.
These sessions are for RWB sailors with regional/national-level Optimist sailing experience. Applications are by resume and open until filled; coaches will choose based on application strength. We are excited this fall to blend both experienced adult professional coaching with peer coaches out on the water, who will be able to display boat handling techniques that made them so successful in the Optimist sailing world.
Training will focus on:
- Boat setup/preparation
- big fleet start simulation / big fleet management and tactics
- boat speed drills upwind & downwind
- boat handling
- basic team racing concepts (time allowing)
Sailors will train on the water and de-brief off the water with video. Coaches include experienced adults along with recent top-level graduates of the Optimist class. By providing both adult and peer coaching, we feel this clinic will provide unique and very beneficial insights for aspiring Optimist sailors.
For more information, please contact Sail1Design: firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-220-2089
REGISTRATION & APPLICATION
This is a 3 day training session OCTOBER 13,14 & 15
- Friday 1530-1800
- Saturday 0900-1500
- Sunday 0900-1500
- $75 for Fri
- $150 for Saturday
- $150 for Sunday
- All days: $350 for all three days
A lifelong educator and former pro sailor, Tom has coached sailing and directed sailing programs from Maine to Annapolis, and after working with both Tufts and Dartmouth sailing teams, was an assistant offshore & dinghy coach at the USNA, head intercollegiate coach at Bowdoin College, and is now head coach at Severn School, where he founded their modern program with its own private venue, and guided the team to a National championship, the first and only Chesapeake Bay school ever to win the Mallory Trophy. The team narrowly lost out this spring on its second, finishing 2nd at MIT in a close regatta.
- Sam Bruce (Former Optimist World team race champion)
- Jordan Bruce ( Former Optimist National Team Member)
- Maddie Hawkins (Former Optimist World/National Team member, current Ida Lewis / 420 North American Champion)