For 2003, the Athlete Participation Programme is supporting the 2003 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, with financial support having been given towards air travel and the entry fee. Indeed, as a result of the funding the following four countries are making their first ever appearance at the Youth Worlds:
Coaching support is being provided by Jim Saltonstall (GBR), the renowned international coach who was the RYA Senior Racing Coach from 1977-2000, which included responsibility for the GBR youth programme and GBR youth team, and Olympic Team Coach in 1996 and 2000. He is the author of several books, including the RYA Race Training Manual.
2003 will see Jim's third year as coach at the Youth Worlds, a role which is funded by the World Youth Sailing Trust, a charitable organization of ISAF members, who focus their support towards youth events.
Many of the sailors on the Athlete Participation Programme are attending the Youth Worlds without a team leader or coach, so it is essential that they are provided with the necessary support.
The comprehensive coaching support will include:
Boat Preparation - including Boat Handling - Boat Tuning -
Race Strategy - including Starting Tactics, Racing Rules, Compass Work, Meteorology.
Preview the Sailing Instructions
Video Debriefs daily by Classes
The video debriefs have proved a valuable element of the coaching given to the competitors, and for many it is the first time they have been able to post-race view themselves on the water and receive coaching instruction and advice.
Whilst a primary focus of Jim will be the sailors on the Athlete Participation Programme, assistance is available to all those who would like it, including team leaders, coaches and competitors.
Sailors being supported via the Athlete Participation Programme, in country code order are:
|ANG||Joao de Menezes Francisco||18||M||Laser|
|ANG||Mario Walter Francisco Telxeira||16||M||420|
|ANG||Valerio Francisco Miguel||17||M||420|