Sean Herbert, a consecutive two time Starling national champion and two time O’pen Bic World Champion, is now offering to share his knowledge and experience with you in an unique programme we would like to share with you. The OTB Training Programme has been designed to prepare a select group of passionate budding sailors, recognized for their potential and proven skills in the class for the 2019 Starling National Championship. We are limiting the number of sailors in the programme to 8 providing a good balance between time with the coach and competition on the water to push you or your sailor and help develop skills.
A programme for the best up and coming Starling sailors by the countries top Starling sailor.
Manly (may include other Auckland locations including Wakatere, Torbay, Murrays Bay and Gulf Harbour)
Sean Herbert is a consecutive, two time Starling National Champion (2017 & 2018) winning the Starling Traveller Series in 2017 too. Sean has had successes outside the Starling in the O’pen Bic, winning the 2012 World Champs in Miami at the age of 10 and the 2017 World Champs in Lake Garda, Italy with a dominant 19 point lead.
Following the success of the OTB Training Programme we’ve run in the lead up to the 2019 O’pen Bic World Champs, we have had inquiries in a similar Starling programme. We want to bring together a team of passionate sailors who want to be competitive at this season’s Starling National Champs. Sean believes that he can help a group of capable sailors to finish in the top 20% of the fleet. If you share that goal, this is the ultimate programme for you to succeed in achieving it.
How should the controls be used to best control your boat and rigged to get the best out of each:
- Cunningham & halyard
- Other (centerboard, hiking strap…)
Don’t make a race an uphill battle from the start. Getting your starts sorted gives you the best opportunity to secure good standings in any regatta:
Often a very long and tiering part of a race, getting the technique sorted to make this an easier part of the race gives you more time to think tactically and increases your endurance to get through a long day/regatta:
- Tacking (Rolling, speed, weight, sheeting, timing)
- Steering (pressure, waves, other boats)
Though downwind is seen as the easier part of the race course there are substantial opportunities to make gains on your competition. Minimizing mistakes is critical as small mistake often result in a larger loss of ground and provides a big setback you don’t want in the middle of your race:
- Gybing (Rolling, speed, weight, sheeting, timing, centerboard)
Tactics can help a lot to get you back in the game and keep you ahead in a race. Even small changes can add up to a sizable change in performance:
- Round marks
- Course Bias
These parts are important for keeping you in good from and not having unnecessary issues during your regatta:
- Care and maintenance
- Rigging splicing
- Essential knots
- Regatta Management (The mindset behind how to approach races)
The coaching is very much sailor driven in a way which a sailors feedback and journaled development point are focuses of the following session so you can see you are progressing in a pathway that fulfills you. As aforementioned we don’t cover everything exclusively in the training session but also bridge together session with exclusive content on our team portal, a library where debrief notes, video clips, guides and more are available and will continue to be added to over the course of the programme.
As a member of the OTB
- Here you get the most flexibility giving you access to any 5 of the 7 scheduled sessions that fit on your agenda and to attend other regattas over the season.
- • 5 Sessions
- • Flexible program to choose your sessions
- • Full access to our team hub
Option 2All In
- Here you get full untethered access to the programme, come along to as many sessions as you want. This is the option with the best value and the most sessions.
- • 7 Sessions
- • Come to all our sessions
- • Full access to our team hub
- • One session will be dedicated to working in areas you need most with more coach time focused on you.