On January 18th, the Sailing Foundation hosted its seventh annual Coaches Clinic for Northwest Youth Racing Programs. Fifty seven coaches and program leaders attended our 2014 clinic, representing high school sailing teams, college sailing teams and yacht club programs in Washington and Oregon. The clinic was held at the Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center, 3800 Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle.
Featured speakers included Carl Buchan, who spoke on "Coaching to Develop Boat Speed"; Brendan Fahey, who spoke on "Tactics for Short Windward/Leeward Races"; Scott Boye, who spoke on "Tips for Fundraising"; and Dick Rose, who spoke on "Teaching the Rules - Basic Principles". We also held a brainstorming session to develop ideas for improving NW summer youth racing.
Meetings of the NWISA high school coaches and NWICSA college coaches were held in conjunction with the clinic.