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Optimist Highflier Clinic
April 3, 2015 - April 7, 2015€700
This represents an exciting new development for SailCoach, rolling out these Optimist Highflier Clinic… As we are widely recognized for having the best track record in youth sailing with significant results in Laser 4.7 and Radial and our coaches are known for their skills in nurturing young talent. Now with SailCoach’s move into Optimist coaching, younger sailors will have access to this expertise at a much earlier age with all the advantages that entails.
We understand well that sailing helps young people develop self confidence, independence, and problem solving skills giving them the ability to think for themselves. Our coaching staff are trained to help sailors grow these skills as we see maturity playing a large role in a sport like sailing.
Pre Clinic Entry Experience
This Optimist Highfliers Clinic is intended for highly motivated Optimist sailors who wants to improve and hone their racing skills to make a significant step forward towards an place in their national teams.
The clinic is designed to offer five days of intense training to help improve boat preparation with the most recent developments in the class, tuning advice, sail settings and advanced boat handling skills including roll-tacking, roll-gybing and mark roundings. The Optimist Highfliers Clinic will look hard at developing both Upwind and Downwind speed, as well tactics and race strategy, with extensive use of video analysis.
A typical day:
08:00 Wake up
08:15 – 09:00 Physical training / Stretching
09:00 – 09:45 Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 Boat rigging and prepare for sailing
10:30 – 11:00 Briefing/Planning drills according day’s goals
11:00 – 13:00 On the water drills
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & chalk talk on the beach
14:00 – 16:30 On the water drills
17:00 – 17:45 De-rigging boats
17:45 – 19:00 Video debrief of the days training.
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
20:00 – 22:00 Free time
22:00 Sleep (bedtime)
2nd April 2015: (arrival day)
Arrive into Malta Airport between 08:00 hrs and 22:00hrs and be met by one of SailCoach’s friendly staff. They will take you to the Royal Malta Yacht Club, the venue for this 4.7 Highfliers Clinic.
3rd to 7th April 2015:
The Optimist Highfliers Clinic daily schedule will start each morning with a group briefing at 10:00hrs in the Royal Malta Yacht Club and finishing at 17:00hrs.
8th April 2015: (departure day)
SailCoach staff will drop you off at Malta Airport between 08:00 hrs and 22:00hrs for your journey home after some quality training.
For this Optimist Highfliers Clinic which will take place at our Malta SailBase, at the Royal Malta Yacht Club, Ta Xbiex Seafront, between the 2nd April (arrival day) and the 8th of April (departure day), we have put together a total package price including, accommodation with breakfast and evening meal included, airport transfers on our set arrival and departure dates from Malta Airport, fitness training, and our world class coaching. On top of this you would need to budget for Optimist charter (250€), flights, lunchtime meal and pocket money.
Day Coaching Option:
We offer a day coaching option at 90€ per day for children under 14 staying with their parents/guardians. If you would like to take advantage of our discounted hotel accommodation please ask when booking.
We offer free airport transfers on the designated days, (transfers outside these days and times will cost 20€).