Saturday 17 March and Sunday 18 March 2018

Worser Bay Boating Club is hosting the second in an ongoing series of Central New Zealand Youth Development Camps this March.


The camps are a collaboration between Yachting New Zealand and the Worser Bay Argosy Trust with steering group support provided by Evans Bay Yacht and Motorboat Club and Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club.


"The camps are designed to help keep kiwi youth active in sport and recreation and provide a pathway for ambitious youth to become high performing athletes capable of competing nationally and internationally" said Worser Bay Boating Club Commodore Dean Stanley.


"We will know we have been successful when we see more young sailors from central New Zealand sticking with sailing as well as competing successfully in youth classes nationally and internationally".  


The second camp will be held over two days from 17 to 18 March 2018. Sailors in Starlings, 420, 29ers, Laser Radial and e6classes from Yachting New Zealand's Central and Upper South Island Regions are welcome to attend. 


Over the two days sailors will participate in on the water coaching, fitness testing, and nutrition modules. There will be opportunities for starling sailors to try a variety of youth classes. Each sailor will also be supported to develop a performance plan during the camp focusing on what they want to achieve in sailing over the next few years.


"We are getting in behind the camps by providing coaching support for the youth classes through our YNZ Aon Regional Youth Clinic programme" said Yachting New Zealand Youth Coordinator Stuart Thomas.


"We see this as a great opportunity to partner with the regions and provide support to clubs and sailors close to where sailors are based. We look forward to more sailors from central New Zealand sailing in the youth classes and the possibility of them taking the step up to our NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team, Aon Fast Track and NZL Sailing Team." 


America's Cup Champion, Olympian and Boat & Beach Wise Ambassador Josh Junior will be a regular coach at the camps when in New Zealand. "I am looking forward to coaching at the Central NZ Youth Development Camps and helping our young sailors pursue their sailing dreams" said Junior.


Accommodation for out of town sailors will be provided, as well as a boat pick up and drop off service for sailors from the South Island who walk their boats onto the ferry. Lunches and dinner will be provided for all participants as part of the camp programme. 


The cost of attending just the March 2018 camp is $60 per sailor or otherwise sailors can sign up for all four camps for $200.


To find out more details contact Glenn Stanley at or by phone on 021464100.


Sailors in the Upper South Island or Lower North Island can also find out more about the camp from YNZ NZCT Regional Support Officers Ian Gardiner on 02102939182 and Wayne Holdt on 027 285 3796.

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