Grass Roots ILCA 4 Youth Training in Queensland
Our ILCA Australia Chairman is almost as passionate about youth involvement and training in our class as our Youth Director Don Elks.
Photo here is of the coach and keen sailors on the launching ramp at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron ready for the Sunday Morning ILCA 4 youth training session on 13th August.
Ken reports “The concept started with a partnership between RQYS, QLA and head coach Adrian Finglas. It happened in the past in Queensland and was very successful under Adrian with over 24 national champions and Olympic sailors.
This is not an elite squad environment but more a fully inclusive concept of big fleet training, something our ALCA Youth Director Don Elks has been advocating as the future of our class.
Club training and club racing is where it all begins and training starts with an egg and bacon breakfast supplied by parents. This approach makes the sailors feel welcome and gives the parents an opportunity to get to know each other in a happy environment. One coach 18 sailors, all playing the main game. Very few other class can offer this high quality, big fleet tactical one designed racing.
Well, done Adrian, RQYS, QLA and parents.”