Last year US Sailing piloted an exciting new skill builder clinic that benefited not only the sailors but also the coaches and instructors. Expanded education was offered for race managers, volunteers and parents as well. The new theme is education – building the skills of sailors, broadening the curriculum for program directors, coaches and instructors and expanding the expertise of local race managers and volunteers. More skill builder clinics will be held in 2016 – Mentor Harbor Yacht Club (Cleveland, OH), June 10-12 and Rochester Yacht Club (NY), July 29-31.
Objectives of the New Model
Run a high quality, regional youth clinic and regatta concurrently.
Provide an expanded learning opportunity for sailors, race managers and volunteers.
Provide coaches and instructors a professional development opportunity — to be mentored by high level master coaches.
Improve the overall quality of sailors, coaches and volunteers.
Create a sustainable model for future JO events.
2015 Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - South Atlantic