Opportunity to develop the sport >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The World Sailing Training Fellowship ended after seven weeks in Weymouth, England, with applicants excited to return home and begin developing projects within their MNA (Member National Authority).

During the course, candidates took part in a series of modules, including keelboats, first aid, running a training center and level 1, 2 and 3 technical courses for coaches, to give them a complete vision of the management of a national training programme. Program within a Federation.

This year’s participants included eight male coaches and one female coach representing Barbados, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Peru and Slovakia.

Each candidate was able to work on a project that they will implement in their MNA to further develop sailing upon their return.

Projects included:
– Develop coach mentoring programs and continuing professional development programs
– Organize structured courses of coaches and instructors
– Standardization of training programs within a federation
– Expand recreational boating opportunities
– Expand cooperation between sailing clubs

Koray Ezer, Head of International Development for World Sailing, said: “It was fantastic to see the exchange in action again with eight high quality participants from around the world and it would not have been possible without the support of the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) and the financing of Olympic Solidarity. We hope that the participants now feel equipped to return to their country and continue to develop sailing with the skills they have learned.

Rob Holden, World Sailing Training Delivery Manager, said: “The 2022 scholarship has again shown the value of the program, with all eight applicants having made very good development plans for their countries.

“The mix of candidates was interesting and included countries with well-developed performance pathways and those with limited recreational and grassroots sailing pathways, as well as countries with small leisure-based programs. Each candidate identified the main area that he believes should be developed and has built his plans around it.

“I was very impressed with how the group grew throughout the course, with each identifying areas they needed to work on personally and for their country. If MPs work with them and allow them to grow MP, we will see an exciting legacy coming from the 2022 cohort.”

Rodrigo Colorado, President of the Sailing Federation of El Salvador, said: “The Global Sailing Training Scholarship gave me all the information I needed to develop and lead our National Sailing Federation. The process and methods shown throughout the course were well thought out, clear and helpful.

“The course teaches you how to sail from many different aspects, starting with safety, fun, learning to sail correctly and the path to performance. I already use many techniques and I am convinced that we will in the right direction to make sailors for life.

Greek candidate Viktor Brousis added: “I returned to my country with a renewed vision of teaching sailing and with many tools that I hope to use for sailing to develop as a sport in Greece. .

World Sailing will continue to support and work with applicants to help bring these projects to life and grow sailing in each MNA. For more information on the World Sailing Training Scholarship Program, Click here.

Source: World Sailing

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