It's been a full year of skiff sailing for all of the coaches here at McBride Wilson Sailing, whether training and building a foundation in the 49er, coaching skiffs of all sizes, or bringing home a silver medal from the ISAF Youth Worlds, we were busy honing our skills across the globe. With 2015 just around the corner, we have our sights set very high for the coming year, and we have a plan for success. Check out some of our plans below, and be sure to check our upcoming events page to find out what the next opportunity is to work with the team!
In January we will be announcing our 2015 29er High Performance Sailing Team, with hopes of boys and girls team members brining medals home from the ISAF Youth Worlds in Malaysia. We have more coaching and clinic opportunities on the calendar than ever before, and we're excited to provide opportunities for the next generation of skiff sailors to trade notes, and learn from the senior 29er High Performance Team members.
On the Opti front, we will be supporting sailors from across the country with our unique training approach that focuses on developing mechanisms for long term learning, both on and off of the water. With the USODA Team Trials as a primary peak event, we will set the foundations for success by teaching sailors good attitudes for practice and competition, teaching them how to peak for an event, and most importantly, how to learn.
Finally, we will be helping several teams graduate from the 29er training class into the full, Olympic class 49er. By the end of the year, we expect to have 6 49ers collaborating and training in California - more than ever before. This group of teams will help to solidify a foundation of knowledge for generations to come, and will be a major part of our campaign for the 2016 Olympics.