A great day at Mounts Bay was opened by new Patron Julie Bishop and the sailors headed out in a light 5-10kn South Wester. Good to see the newly updated Windsurfer LT's at the club plus the foiling Windsurfers mixing it up with the Foiling Moths. Also a great fleet of Sharpies and good to see our friends from Perth Dinghy and Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht in the 14's, Javelins. Sabre and Open Bics. Here's a few images from day.
Want to get outdoors and try something new, exciting or challenging? Love boats, or just enjoy socialising and being by the water? ...Then come and join our Volunteer Team, Sunday afternoons at the Mounts Bay Sailing Club, Perth’s best location for sailing and socialising on the Swan! - Full-time, part-time & casual roles available. - No sailing experience necessary and training can be provided! Why volunteer at MBSC? It’s a great way to stay active Learn new skills and challenge yourself Spend a Sunday afternoon with some great company There’s something for everyone with on-shore and on-water roles available Be part [...]
MBSC Learning & Development (L&D) program launched last season, its coaching structure and development pathway runs classes after school and on Sundays. Sailors aged 7-10 yrs are invited to try out 8.30am for a 9-12 any Sunday, vacancies through the season, numbers are limited. “Coaches deliver better sailing outcomes!” MBSC L&D aims to set a new standard in the way sailing is taught, central to the approach is “active learning” for sailors and the empowerment of coaches to improve outcomes. Learning motivates everyone no matter at what stage of development; novice, club sailor or aspiring champion. A talented list, arguably the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]