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19 April 2010, 03:02 pm
Oman Sail Training Course Proves A Successful Formula
Oman Sail Training Course
Candidates in Oman had the opportunity to develop their on the water coaching skills

Oman Sail Training Course
Muscat, Oman

A highly successful ISAF Level 1 Technical Course for Coaches has recently been run in Oman as part of the ongoing development work between ISAF and Member National Authorities moving towards ISAF Recognized Training status.
Hosted at the Oman Sail centre in Muscat, the course was led by ISAF Trainer Rob Clark with GBR Coach / Assessor Nic Wymer and involved 14 Omani candidates drawn from the Omani Navy and the Oman Sail selection programme, which is aimed at finding and developing Omani nationals to become Instructors, top sailing coaches and competition sailors.

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.

Oman Sail Training CourseRob 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."

Candidates pictured with ISAF Trainer Rob Clark and Members of the Oman Olympic Committee, Oman Ministry of Sport and Oman Sail

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 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

For examples of training resources please go to homepage and click on the Training link.

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