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Road to Gold Road to Gold

The thing that you never you knew you needed - until you’ve seen it - is the Road To Gold. One of the most respected coaches on the professional sailing scene, New Zealander Hamish Willcox has put down 40 years of world-beating knowledge into a system of sequential learning. Road To Gold is Hamish’s brand new video-learning course which he has put together with British sailing journalist Andy Rice.

Back in the day Hamish won three 470 World Championships in the space of four years. Sailing with David Barnes, the names Barnes & Willcox were as famous and feared on the Olympic circuit as the names of Burling & Tuke. Guess who Hamish Willcox has been coaching for the past eight year? Pete Burling and Blair Tuke. In that time Burling and Tuke have won six 49er World Championships, Olympic Gold at Rio 2016, winning the America’s Cup with Emirates Team New Zealand, and come within a gnat’s whisker of winning the Volvo Ocean Race.

Currently Hamish is working flat out for Emirates Team New Zealand in their build-up to the Kiwis’ defence of the Cup, but at the weekend he jumps on a live Zoom call for the weekly Q&A with sailors from all around the world who have already set out on their personal Road To Gold.

At the core of the Road To Gold, however, is the 12-Module Course of Videos and Worksheets which you can work through week by week, or longer if you want to take more time on each Module. This is a course that asks you the questions that make sure you really are on a path of continuous self-improvement. Where sometimes you might think you lack the talent to make the step up to the next level, Hamish’s learning style gives you the confidence to realise that with the right plan, you will put in the right work to develop your own talents.