NZIODA Optimist Coaching Clinic

January 11th – 15th 2016

Willow Park Camp – Eastern Beach Auckland

The clinic is an annual five-day course run by the NZ International Optimist Dinghy Association Inc. Up to 60 spaces are available for financial members of NZIODA. We expect attendees to be competent fleet racers who have previously contested at least two major regattas (2 or 3-day events) such as North or South Island Optimist Champs or National Optimist Championships, Auckland Champs, Winter Champs, Sir Peter Blake Regatta etc.

The main aim of the clinic is to improve the skills of all participants during four days of intensive training and activities. It is also to give sailors a chance to gain some independence. We will have some top New Zealand sailors and coaches performing the coaching duties, under the direction of the appointed Coaching Director.

The venue is the Willow Park Christian Camp, just 50 meters from Eastern Beach near Auckland. Shore based activities, meal times and night supervision is under the direction of an appointed “On-Shore Manager”. If any parents or guardians are prepared to assist the On-Shore Manager for the duration of the clinic, accommodation and meals will be provided. We will also require help to run our regatta on the final day of the camp.

Further details about the clinic and a application form will be available soon. A portion of the costs for sailors is subsidised by NZIODA.

Close-off date for entries will be early December 2015. Upon acceptance you will be sent more information and the program for the clinic.