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Youth coaching at WSC

Published 13:59 on 10 Apr 2023


Woollahra Sailing Club is proud to have a great Learn to Sail, Junior and Youth coaching team with the Club making ongoing investments. We are building new programs and aim to offer a complete package with a great coaching team and developing new sailing programs. We are pleased to have Marc Chapon as Manager and Coach of the Club's Youth Sailing Program leading our Junior Optimist program with a focussing on the Open and Intermediate fleet. Marc also mentors Green Fleet and Tackers members and their coaches.

Marc joins our Sailing School and Coaching team of Leon Wilson, Archie Cropley and Dan Smith (our Club Sailing Manager and 5 x Olympic 470 Coach, and World Youth Championship Coach) and others in developing our Youth programs.

Marc is well known across the International Optimist Dinghy community and has won major international regattas including Eurocup in 29ers. He is widely regarded in his home country of Spain for having a unique ability to help talented children progress from absolute beginner to a highly competitive level. He regularly coaches at international events with representative sailors. This includes World Championships, European Champs, Asian & Oceania's Champs, and more.

Marc joins us after a number of years coaching at various Clubs in Spain and at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. His athletes qualified up to five times to ISAF Youth Worlds and he has trained junior sailors to National titles on many occasions in four separate classes. Marc's skills range from Sports Science through Sailing Management and International Business.

Last updated 07:44 on 3 December 2023

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