YOUR FIRST STEP TOWARD THE OLYMPICS

Youth Olympic Training Seminar – YOTS
Friday, August 24 to Sunday, August 26, 2018

As part of the Sail Canada Youth Championships, the RCYC in conjunction with Sail Canada will host a two-day competitors’ clinic. Using a format from past Canadian Youth Championships, the seminar will be called YOTS - Youth Olympic Training Seminar.

This two-and-a-half-day event will be a great opportunity to hone your skills and gain new knowledge, both on and off the water, prior to competing at Youth Champs. Recent Olympians and current Canadian National Team members will be the main coaches for the daily sessions. Learn from the best, tips on how to rig your boat and sail your boat faster.

On Saturday night RCYC will host a dinner for all clinic participants. Guest speaker at the dinner will be Richard Clarke. Richard grew up sailing on Lake Ontario and has competed in six Olympic Games, received multiple top five finishes at World Championships, and was a member of the winning team in the 2001-02 Volvo Ocean Race. And most recently, he coached the Bermudian America’s Cup Red Bull Youth Team. Richard will share his journey from RCYC Junior Club sailor to Olympian and Volvo competitor, what it took to get to the top. He will also speak about what has changed in the sailing world, and advise current youth sailors on what is needed today to follow a similar sailing career path.

The preliminary schedule for the clinic:


Friday, August 24

3:30 - 6:00 pm
Registration

6:30 - 7:00 pm
Welcome and Coach Introduction

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Dinner and Mix & Mingle

Saturday, August 25

8:45 - 9:00  am
Arrive

9:00- 9:30 am
Welcome and Logistics

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On-land Training - Fitness, Rigging

12:00 - 12:30 pm
Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 pm
On-water Training

4:00 - 6:00 pm
Snack and Video Debrief

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Dinner and Keynote Speaker

Sunday, August 26

8:45- 9:00 am
Arrive

9:0 - 9:30 am
Welcome and Logistics

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On-water Training

12:00 - 12:30 pm
On-water Lunch

12:30 - 2:00 pm
Races

3:00 - 4:00 pm
Snack and Video Debrief