MBSC was excited to launch its L&D program last season, Five months later it had the largest Bic Fleet in the state, 10 months later 4 of those Bic sailors had invitations to Yachting WA’s elite ‘Westsail’ training camp. So what is it about the L&D program? Scheduled training: 99% of sailing clubs in Australia schedule training where a coach delivers a training session, some for many years, some very special coaches and some not. One of our special coaches is Dave Mann who says he spends a big portion of his time undoing technical problems, very frustrating. MBSC Learning and [...]
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Carrie who started her sailing career on the junior classes at Mounts Bay will be a special guest at L&D training on 13 Nov 2016.
Teaching correct tacking to young minds is a challenge and we have a process improvement model at Mounts Bay where techniques from Olympic level sailors, where appropriate, can be filtered down to sailors to learn at a very early age. This provides our sailors with a great foundation that doesn't require technique correction later in life. An example here was some tacking technique noticed in some of the sailors in the comp squad. The concept is fairly simple. It requires moving from one side of the boat to the other without a pause. This movement creates an inertia that generates more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]