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Road To Gold Live Q&A with Olympic medallist Aaron McIntosh - From Olympic to America's Cup coaching

by Andy Rice 25 Jun 05:17 PDT 20 June 2024
Live Q&A with Olympic medallist Aaron McIntosh © Road To Gold

Three years ago, Aaron McIntosh joined Road To Gold to talk about "The Power of the Squad", where we covered the importance of building a supportive culture and how to have fun while training.

The skill of the coach can often be in bringing rivals together, to get them learning from each other and working towards a shared goal, and this is an area where Aaron truly excels. There's a reason Hamish refers to him as "the godfather of squad coaching"!

Since winning a windsurfing bronze medal for New Zealand at the Sydney 2000 Games, Aaron has worked with Dorian van Rijsselberghe, coaching the Dutch windsurfer to back-to-back gold medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016, and then another gold medal for Kiran Badloe at Tokyo 2020.

Now this serial medal-winner is taking his skills to America's Cup coaching, and Road To Gold will be digging into the nuggets of wisdom from Aaron as he transitions from windsurfing to AC yachts, and most importantly, how you can apply that knowledge to your own sailing campaign.

What we'll be covering...

TOPIC: Transitioning from Olympic to America's Cup coaching

Apart from the main topic of the call, the Road To Gold team will be digging into a wide range of topics with our special guest. This is a unique format - half podcast and half phone-in - so feel free to ask about any of the following racing topics and more:

  • Squad Power
  • Winning mindset
  • Tactical skills
  • How to make training fun
  • Overcoming YOUR racing challenges
Get online with us this Thursday for a free Zoom call and a 60-minute Q&A session with Aaron, and learn how to apply his hard-earned experience to your own sailing ventures.

What do YOU want to know about racing faster?

This is YOUR opportunity to put questions to the one of the best all-round sailing and coaching talents.

Feel free to ask your question(s) during the call, but if you can't make it live then you can send them in beforehand - hit Reply to this email, or fill out our quick survey.

(If you just want to sit back and enjoy the chat, that's fine too!)

WHEN: Thursday 27 June, 1800 UTC

Check how that time zone relates to where you are in the world.

Free Zoom invite

Join Zoom Meeting with Road To Gold + Aaron McIntosh
Meeting ID: 841 8709 2984 Passcode: 229737

Whatever competition you're working towards, I guarantee there's going to be a barrel of valuable info for you on this week's call.

Look forward to seeing you then!


Andy Rice
Co-Creator, Road To Gold

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