The Road to Rolex Clinic will feature two days aboard International J/22 class keelboats, the same boat utilized in the Rolex IWKC. 'We have planned both on-shore and on-the-water activities, including an individual skills assessment and a review of keelboat handling and tactics for fleet racing,' said Dominque PROVOYEUR, the Road to Rolex Clinic organizer, who placed 7 at the 2003 Rolex IWKC. 'In addition to having our knowledgeable coaches on the water, we plan to videotape what takes place and use it during a review session with all of the girls.'
Two recognizable South African sailors who will lend a hand at the Road to Rolex Clinic are Anthony SPILLEBEEN and Michael GILES, both highly successful keelboat crew, who have won major events in South Africa and participated internationally in Mumm 36 worlds, Tour De France and the J/22 Worlds.
Registration for the two-day clinic is R50 per person. Each participant will receive a copy of the 'Road to Rolex' clinic manual written by Betsy ALISON, a five-time US Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year. Alison has won the biennial Rolex IWKC five times and is an internationally recognized sailing educator and coach.
To register for the South Africa Road to Rolex Clinic, email Dominque PROVOYEUR at firstname.lastname@example.org or call + 27 21 888 4737 (work) or + 82 9022 800 (mobile).
The 'Road to Rolex' clinics were initiated in 1997 to provide women sailors with additional opportunities to hone their sailing skills. Locations where past clinics have been held include a dozen US locations, South Africa and the Netherlands.