Based in Kerry and in partnership with Tralee Bay maritime centre, the sailbase-Kerry is program dedicated to Kerry (wider south west at moment) sailors with an interest in competitive sailing. The core training is done in small units of 3-6 sailors over a series of weekend/wednesday. Special clinics are added with invitees from outside the region.
The idea of a TBMC development program will feed into the Opti-Kerry in order to grow numbers and improve the standard in Kerry.
What is next?
Dunmore East: Munsters with the Opti team coaches Sophie & Adam
Youth worlds 2019: Thomas (Irish Sailing Double hander coach)
Over the years, Thomas has managed the IODAI teams programs, delivered on various teams and squads (Worlds, Euros, IDT and U12 squads) and achieved unprecedented results. In 2018 Thomas delivered at the Europeans and the U12 squad in the UK nationals with unprecedented success. 2019 is already looking promising.
Event support 2019
With or without a preparatory clinic, DinghyPerformance delivers coaching support (and sometimes charter boats) at selected events. The list varies year on year and updates regularly.
- Optimist UK nationals, August
- Optimist Irish nationals
- Optimist Irish provincials
Mentoring and supporting committed sailors is at the core of our coaching ethos. Over the years, sailors have developed trust and commitments to our programs and we are now going further by offering these sailors a tailored support with one to one, small group and simply coaching under their own terms. These sessions may or may not be publicised on the DinghyPerformance news feed.
Thomas is currently following 4 talented young sailors from Optimist to 29er with early successes already secured.