Training and Mentoring
Palm Beach Sailing Club will be running a number of training and mentoring programs throughout the year.
These programs are free of charge, as they are included in your membership fee.
The training programs are targeted and focused on increasing the skill levels of different groups. Some examples of what we offer are;
Elite Athlete Program, in conjunction with the YA and NSW Institute of Sport. This program is aimed at developing our young sailors to the top level.
Crew Training Program; a program aimed at members wishing to become proficient at the sharp end of the boat. Good crews are always in demand so this program provides a path for people wanting to get on the water but not wanting to purchase their own boat.
Skipper/ Boatowner Program; this program is designed to assist boat owners and skippers to get the most from their boats.
All programs are presented by experienced and highly motivated sailors. The course content is approved by a teaching professional. Some of the aspects of catamaran sailing you can expect to cover in these programs are;
Boat preparation, rigging and tuning for performance
Boat handling, sail trimming and trapezing
Understanding the wind and how it affects your boat
Racing strategies and tactics.
All new members will be assigned a mentor to assist them. Mentors will be more experienced members of the club, who will help new members get the most out of their membership experience.
CLICK HERE to download current Training Program
CLICK HERE to download current Training Questionaire