Olympic Coaching
25 Feb 2014

Finally a news update!!!
Hi all
I have been very slack in updating the website, not through a lack of news though…So will be doing a few news items in quick succession – the first one is Olympic Coaching News:

In August Andrew was lucky enough to be made a carded coach by High Performance Sport New Zealand. This programme provides individual support to the country's top coaches. 7 months down the track and the benefits are really being highlighted in my coaching on and off the water.
In October Andrew went to Qingdao for the China’s ISAF’s World Cup for the NZL Sailing Team’s 470 squad. This was a successful trip with a gold and a bronze won by the sailors.
November and December were more days spent with the NZL Sail Team 470’s before a nice two weeks with family over Christmas and New Years.
Just before Christmas I found out I was successful for a Prime Ministers Coaching Scholarship which targeted 3 areas of learning for Andrew as a coach.
December was when my Philippine 470 team won a Silver Medal at the South East Asian Games which was a great result and for the Asians it is all about the Asian Games in October this year.
January I was shifted into coaching the Nacra 17 which is the new Catamaran class for the Olympics. It is also a mixed class where you have to sail with 1 male and 1 female.
I was with these guys over Sail Auckland and their nationals. With any new class making its debut in the Olympics there is a lot of learning going on and steep learning curves happening. This is exciting times for an exciting class.
Through my PM Scholarship I spent the week of the A Class Cat Worlds in Takapuna helping out 4 guys from the ETNZ squad being Glenn Ashby, Blair Tuke, Peter Burling and Ray Davies with their regatta. This was to learn more about dinghy Catamaran racing and more coaching at a high level regatta. These guys put in a lot of time and are great sailors, they walked away with 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th overall. It was great to be a part of this team for the week and the regatta itself. Great to see yet another successful World Championships run out of Takapuna.

More Forceracing News shortly….

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