Mounts Bay Sailing Club has transformed itself to specialise in the development of young sailors, our approach is proven, our focus on skiff sailing development which is unique, our aim to set a bench mark for sailing excellence that others will follow. Whether your child’s aspirations are for club or Olympic sailing, we have the people and experience to satisfy those needs: State-of-the-Art sailing program from novice and elite sailing Coaches with Olympic, World or national medal experience and coaching accreditation 5 stage curriculum and active learning on the water Technique and accuracy are a focus from the first stage of [...]
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Mounts Bay Opening Day is fast approaching, we had a great season over the last summer but with the way things are gearing up, we are expecting for this one to be our best yet! The weather is warming up and the seabreezes are slowly coming back so it’s a great time to come down to the sailing club and dust off those crusty old boats to get them ready to race for the Basil Wright Memorial Trophy in the afternoon on the 8th of October Opening Day, or if you are learning to sail, come down for our morning Learning [...]
Changing the way young sailors develop through MBSC L&D Program was always about providing value to its members. This program offers something very special. Competence and confidence are central to everything if sailors are to enjoy, develop and stay in the sport. Competence and confidence hearten, nourish, inspire, encourage, pride. A young sailor might say ‘I am in control’, ‘I am progressing’, to peers ‘I am OK’. These ideals are central to the L&D structure and operating environment, so special to each sailor, coach and volunteer. So how do we at MBSC create competent and confident sailors? The L&D program combines [...]
What is happening at MBSC is transformational, the L&D program is under way, participation in the program has exceeded expectations, kids aged 7-10 are joining the Starter Squad in numbers. By Christmas new sailors will be thinking about their first boat. The BIC fleet is proving very popular, the Muddy offers a tried and tested single handed alternative, Flying Ants are a very special two handed option for later on. The Mudlark, BIC and Ant will be the foundation classes for 29er and 49er, all part of the L&D Program. The L&D program recognised that there were differences in the way [...]
ISAF Youth World Champion Carrie Smith’s and crew Jaime Ryan’s performance at the 2015 World Championships marked an impressive return to world class competition after extended medical issues had forced them off the race track for the majority of the time since the 2014 ISAF Worlds. Just making the top-ten medal race was already a huge success for the pair. And finishing it off with an overall ninth and qualifying Australia for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games (subject to ISAF ratification) was a fantastic surprise and much deserved reward for a stellar performance for these up-and-coming sailors. Mounts Bay who provided [...]
WA youth sailors are dominating the Australian youth sailing scene. Having adopted best practice, MBSC is now a leader in youth sailing development. Young sailors respond well in a learning organisation, an emphasis on learning rather than winning, on the enjoyment of the game and how it is played. WA sailors are in a good place.