Announcing the appointment of Manager and Coach of WSC’s Junior Sailing Programme

Woollahra Sailing Club is very pleased to announce that Alex Zimmermann has been appointed as Manager and Coach of the Club’s new Junior Sailing Programme.  Alex will join Dan Smith (our Club Sailing Manager and 5 x Olympic 470 Coach, and World Youth Championship Coach) in developing our Junior and Youth programmes.   
Alex is well known across the Australian and International Optimist Dinghy community and is a three times Sailing World Champion. He is widely regarded in all states of Australia as having a unique ability to help talented children progress from absolute beginner to a highly competitive level. He regularly coaches at international events with the Australian Optimist Sailing Team. This includes: World Championships, European Champs, Asian & Oceania’s Champs, South American Champs and North American Champs.  Alex joins us having just completed a 3 year period as State Head Coach in South Australia. In that role he developed some great Optimist Sailors who have recently qualified to represent Australia. Prior to that Alex was Optimist Class Head Coach at Fremantle Sailing Club and WA Optimists Head Coach from 2014 to 2016.
With Dan and Alex working together we now have the best Learn to Sail, Junior and Youth coaching team in Sydney if not Australia.  Dan and Alex are working together to build new programmes for this spring and summer.  We will be offering a complete package including Club Membership, storage, coaching, regatta support, sailing gear and more.
The Club now has two Super Coaches and we are developing a new training programme.  If you are after the best training in Sydney, Woollahra Sailing Club is your destination.
The Club is making significant investments in new infrastructure, and fleet and yard maintenance.  Heading the list is our new launching ramp which is scheduled to open in August and will provide the number one dinghy launching facility in Sydney with immediate access to Rose Bay and Sydney Harbour – dinghy sailing utopia.

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