Royal Brighton Yacht Club keen to host the 2017 Club Marine Victorian Junior and Youth Coaching Clin
by Australian Sailing - Kate Lathouras
Royal Brighton Yacht Club is looking forward to hosting the 2017 Club Marine Victorian Junior and Youth Championships held early next month from the 4 to 9 of April. Last year this event saw 190 competitors participate in this event with entries numbers expected to be exceeded this year. This year’s format will be the same as last year with three days of coaching (4 to 6 April) followed by two days of racing (8 to 9 April) scheduled where the competitors will compete with the aim to be crowned 2017 Victorian Youth Champion.
Royal Brighton Yacht Club’s Sailing Manager, David Staley, is looking forward to hosting Australian Sailing’s premier dinghy event for youth sailors in Victoria,
“We’re excited to have this regatta at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club as it supports the energy we want to create for the coming season. We’ve also placed a lot of emphasis on the developing junior and youth activities at this Club so this regatta aligns perfectly with our strategy for growth in this age group.”
Royal Brighton Yacht Club has also recently undergone a multimillion- dollar refurbishment of their Club facilities. David said,
“The Club has a new deck and hospitality facilities that overlook our new rigging lawn. The Club is also the base for the Victorian Sailing Team and the Victorian Institute of Sport (sailing). We’re pleased to be able to launch our new facilities just in time for this regatta.”
In addition to the new facilities this regatta will have high caliber coaches at the youth sailors’ disposal during the coaching clinic.
The coaching clinic, held from the 4 to 6 April, will see some of Australia’s most accomplished sailors and coaches give back to the junior and youth sailors of Victoria. Already confirmed is Australian International Optimist Dinghy Association’s head coach, Alex Zimmerman and 2008 Silver Medallist and Australian Sailing Multihull Development Officer and Coach for Australia, Darren Bundock.
Head of State Coaching (Victoria), Adrian Finglas, who will be also be coaching at the event, has received a number of enquiries from interstate sailors. Adrian said,
“It’s great to see interest coming from our neighbouring regions to join our coaching clinic and regatta; which is renowned for having high quality coaching and racing. We will also be having a number of guest speakers joining us throughout the coaching clinic all adding to the value of this event.”
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Club Marine is proud to return as sponsor of this year’s event; entry, Notice of Race and Local Sailing Instructions are now available for 2017 Club Marine Victorian Junior and Youth Championships and Coaching Clinic via the Youth Champs website.
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