The course consisted of a combination of workshops, discussions and on the water training sessions where each candidate had the chance to develop their teaching techniques and learn new skills through direct feedback from each other.
Rob Clark commented on the course, "I have been highly impressed by the standard of sailing and quality of coaching being developed in Oman and believe it is through hard work and the passion of these candidates that they achieved their goals. The commitment being shown by the Oman Olympic Committee, the Oman Ministry of Sport and the Training team at Oman Sail is something that I, along with many others around the world, will be watching with great interest. I am sure that participation in sailing in Oman will continue to grow."
At Oman Sail there is a steady flow of new sailors through the door, with a school group every afternoon taking part in sail training. They also have a community day every Thursday where people who have been sailing at the centre before can come along and continue their progression. This is something that the team at Oman Sail say has proved to be a resounding success.
For more info on the Oman Sail initiative check out the website www.omansail.com or join the Oman Sail Facebook group for regular updates.
For more information on how your country can benefit from this and any other ISAF Training Initiative, please contact Dan Jaspers, ISAF Training and Development Manager - training at isaf.co.uk
For examples of training resources please go to www.sailing.org homepage and click on the Training link.