Please select your home edition
Edition
Bailey Insurance

Coaching and Cancer Awareness

by Andrew Brown on 17 Oct 2012
43EV0014-1 AB JW-clinic 1 Andrew Brown
Hi All,
During the last weekend of September Forceracing held a free WINNER and J SAIL clinic for clients of the best Optimist product in New Zealand. The numbers for the clinic was limited to 40 sailors with 6 top coaches, who did a great job of coaching during this clinic. The focus was boatspeed. Unfortunately there wasn’t so much wind but we got out for two sessions and some racing.

Some photos can be found here http://www.forceracing.co.nz/index.cfm?page=4&filter=6

The following week was the Murrays Bay Pre Win Champs coaching clinic, in which Forceracing was contracted to run the coaches and the general programme.

There were 23 coaches involved over the two days and the sailors were strongly tested in 25 knots + on day 1 and 20 knots + on day 2 – making for tired sailors and coaches after the two days had finished.


The Win Champs had a day cancelled due to excessive wind, and the last day there were massive varying shifts of up to 50 degrees, not making for flash racing, but 7 races were completed. Forceracing had a squad of Opti sailors Andrew was coaching and this worked out well with all the sailors gaining a good learning experience.

Andrew is also now sailing a Sunburst with his son Cam at Wakatere on nice days, in which Opening wasn’t the best day of racing for the team with 20+ knots on the water. The racing in the end got called off, so the decision of leaving the boat in the garage was well justified.

On the 27th of October Andrew and Forceracing are involved in the Starboard Paddle for Hope
http://www.paddleforhope.co.nz/


This event in Auckland’s Viaduct is to raise awareness and crucial funding for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. Andrew has teamed up with 3 other REAL Sailors, James (Hurricane) Turner, Marcus (Mad Dog) Hansen and JP (Twin Turbo) Tobin. Our goal is get the sailing community behind us and to raise as much money as possible for Breast Cancer research. Click on the link below to donate tomorrow’s coffee money on behalf of our team to the cause:
http://www.nzbcf-fundraising.org.nz/sanderson

It is going to be a great day so if you’re around on the 27th of October come down to the Viaduct for a look!
More can be found out including great training tips, videos, photos and much more…
http://www.facebook.com/therealsailors

Yamaha Motor NZKiwi Yachting - LewmarBakewell-White Yacht Design

Related Articles

RNZYS Youth Programme foilers spread their wings on the Waitemata
Sail-World caught up with the foiling programme, and ran into Emirates Team New Zealand returning from a test sail Last August, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron announced what is believed to be a world first for a Yacht Club the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron with the inclusion of a foiling component to its Performance Programme. Today, Sail-World caught up with the foiling programme, and ran into Emirates Team New Zealand returning from a test sail on the Hauraki Gulf.
Posted on 6 Dec
Sir Peter Blake Regatta - Sean Herbert wins Overall Trophy + Video
Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta has wrapped up for another year, finishing off with an outstanding day The annual Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta has wrapped up for another year, finishing off with an outstanding day on the water. Torbay Sailing Club put on a great show for visiting sailors who travelled from Samoa, Australia, Singapore and across New Zealand to attend the annual event. Over 450 boats entered the regatta with racing taking place across three courses.
Posted on 4 Dec
Etchells Invitation pulls big fleet and top sailors for tight racing
On Tuesday evening, 16 Etchells and more than 50 sailors took to the Waitemata On Tuesday evening, 16 Etchells and more than 50 sailors took to the Waitemata in proving conditions for the annual Etchells Invitational, before returning to the dock for some post-match analysis and some well-earned beers. With around 15 knots of breeze against tide, the pre-race warm-up was a little lumpy and the spanners were out on most boats for some last-minute re-tuning, before the sla
Posted on 3 Dec
Sir Peter Blake Regatta - Light airs for Day 1 at Torbay
The annual Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta got off to a slow start this morning with fleets forced to stay ashore The annual Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta got off to a slow start this morning with fleets forced to stay ashore as they waited for the sea breeze to kick in. It was a perfect summers day at Torbay Sailing Club on Auckland's East Coast Bays.
Posted on 3 Dec
Images from Tuesday's Etchells Invitational Series
Images from last night's Etchells Invitational Series staged by the Auckland Etchells fleet. Images from last night's Etchells Invitational Series staged by the Auckland Etchells fleet. The event was well attended by 14 boats sailing three and four-up in a 12-15kt breeze on the inner Waitemata Harbour
Posted on 30 Nov
Sydney supermaxi sets monohull record in White Island Race
The Sydney based supermaxi CQS has set a new record for monohulls in the 320nm White Island Race. The Sydney based supermaxi CQS has set a new record for monohulls, but missed the allcomers record by less than an hour, in the 320nm White Island Race. After the race start just after 10.00am on Friday, CQS reported she was about to round White Island around 6.30pm having taken 8hrs 30 minutes for the 160nm leg or an average speed of around 19kts.
Posted on 26 Nov
Sailor of the Year - Burling and Tuke claim top award for fourth time
In a league of their own; Peter Burling and Blair Tuke claim Yachting’s top award once more Gold medalists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have again stamped a firm mark in New Zealand’s sailing history books, being honored with the sport’s top award for the fourth consecutive year. The acclaimed 49er skiff team were named the winners of the 2016 HRG Sailor of the Year at the Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards last night.
Posted on 25 Nov
Strong turn-out for North Harbour Laser Masters
Sunday 13th November saw the the 25th edition of the North Harbour Masters held on Lake Pupuke. The first Laser Masters regatta of the 2016/17 season saw a strong turnout of 35 sailors starting their work up to next years World Masters at Torbay in April 2017. There was a healthy mix of the old guard, returning names of old and some new faces resulting in strong fleets in both the Standard and Radial.
Posted on 22 Nov
Bay of Islands RW - New IRC Nationals format to attract smaller boats
Changes to the format of the 2017 IRC Nationals at Bay of Islands Sailing Week make it appealing for smaller keelboats Organisers say a change to the format of the 2017 IRC Nationals at Bay of Islands Sailing Week will make it more appealing than ever for smaller keelboats to take part. Bay of Islands Sailing Week will host the IRC Nationals again in 2017, enabling boats with endorsed IRC certificates to compete for the prestigious Nationals trophies alongside the usual Bay Week honours.
Posted on 21 Nov
Images of radical supermaxi CQS sailing on the Waitemata
Ludde Ingvall’s revamped supermaxi, CQS, was trialling on the Waitemata Harbour today Ludde Ingvall’s revamped supermaxi, CQS, was trialling on the Waitemata Harbour today in a moderate south westerly breeze and sunshine - a welcome break from the strong winds that have plagued Auckland for the past few days. The supermaxi which started life as the 90ft Nicorette has been stretched to 98ft in a design project led by Bakewell-White Yacht Design
Posted on 18 Nov