20 October 2022

Winter 2022/2023 Performance Group Update

From the Vice Chair

In the winter 2021/222 the class introduced the Class Performance Group.  This proved to be a great sucess.

The structure of the Performance Group is designed to take selected sailors who show the required aptitude, potential and performance, develop and mould them to support the class endeavor to build world Class sailors.

The Performance Squad program encompasses on water, online and classroom development looking at a skills based matrix, sailing tactics, race strategy and fleet management as well as partnership communications, International event attendance and behavior. The selected sailors train together under the same coach at each session with regular reviews online or in 1-2-1’s , including online sessions.  Each session is linked to drive a natural pathway forward whilst maintaining look back check points driving towards continuous improvement in all areas of the sport.

Performance squad sailors from the 2021 cohort represented the class at the Junior Europeans and Worlds as well as delivering high performance results at the Youth Nationals and National championships as well as pairings moving on to youth squad selection.

If you would like to be part of this year’s Performance Group please review the Selection Policy and complete the Application form.  The key dates to be aware of:

  • Applications to be submitted by Wednesday 26th October 2022 
  • Selected boats notified by Friday 28th October 2022
  • Boats will be required to accept / decline their place by Sunday 30th October 2022 and pay the full amount for training (£775 per boat) to confirm their place in the team via the class event page (link will be supplied).

The Class Open training will continue to provide high quality training; sailors not in the Class Performance Group will still be split into groups based on ability/learnings for each training weekend.  The Class Performance Group will join the rest of the Open training for activities/racing as they will be training at the same venue.  This ensures that social relationships can continue to develop across the whole class.

The Selection Policy can be found here

The Application Form can be found here


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