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All I want for Christmas is... A 12-step system for a world-class sailing campaign!

by Andy Rice 18 Dec 2020 08:00 PST
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Is it going to be socks again? At least socks would be better than that pack of 'Thank You' cards that your Aunty always buys you. What you really want is to go racing again in 2021. When the racing world properly opens up again, you want to know that you'll be more prepared, more knowledgable, and faster than you have ever been before.

So what Christmas present could possibly deliver that! A new boat maybe? Perhaps that's a bit over the budget though. How about a new jib, then?

Or... for less than the price of a new jib, how about a new YOU?

How would you like to:

  • Lift the lid on the mechanics of a winning campaign?
  • Work out a clear set of priorities?
  • Have a clear process of decision making in the middle of a busy race course?
  • Turn a long-term weakness into a strength?
  • Work out why you're going slow - and know how to fix the problem?
  • Know where to spend your time and money for maximum effect?
  • Build your confidence to the point where you feel ready to win?
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 years? 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.

Intrigued to find out more about the Road To Gold? Think it might be the perfect Xmas present for a loved one? We've got gift vouchers for that too.

And all for less than the price of a jib!

  • US$249 for the Road To Gold Standard Package
  • US$299 for everything in the Standard Package, plus access to the Live Calls with Hamish Willcox
Find out more here!

What Russell Coutts (Olympic gold medallist, 5-time America's Cup winner) says about Road To Gold:

"This coaching tool has been missing from sailing. Some months back, I actually said to Hamish that it'd be great if we could do this, so I think it's fantastic that he has put it together. It's not only a great tool for coaches, but also sailors can use it to self-coach themselves and assess how they're going. We'll certainly be using Road To Gold going forward."

Sign up here!

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