Sean Herbert, is now a consecutive
Now is the time to get your training off to a strong start and follow it through to realise your efforts. The off season is a great time to make strong progress towards your sailing goals. Training effectively is the key here, it is so important to make the most of the time you can get on the water; doing so more effectively than your competitors will see your learning curve boost your gauge on those behind you and make a step up towards those who have been leading the fleet this summer.
The OTB Winter Training Programme has been designed the push a group of passionate budding sailors and give them the tools to train effectively and recognized for their potential and skills going forward into the 2019-2020 season. The programme is limited to 12 sailors with the aim of keeping the numbers to a level where we can provide a high level of coaching while also inducing a more competitive environment to better simulate the real world situations and introduce new ways for us to help you develop.
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Sean Herbert is the first sailor to perform a ‘three-peat’ at the Starling National Championships (2017, 2018 & 2019) 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. His plethora of knowledge is going to be the best tool to fast track your development by understanding the Starling and refining your tactics and technique/
We have seen individuals grow substantially in a short amount of time and others learn technical details to add to a strong
In the programme, we aim to cover an extensive syllabus which will be tailored further to help your sailor develop most effectively in preparation for the new season. Our targeted content is not purely an on-water boat handling, though of course, it is a significant part, also aims to include other essential topics going into a significant regatta such as rules, tactics, mindset, preparation and setup. A new focus in this edition is how to train effectively so that you get as much from coaching sessions but also from your individual sailing. Below you will find an outline of the areas aiming to be covered.
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)
Coaching is very much sailor driven, a sailors feedback and journaled development point are focuses of the following sessions so you can see you are progressing in a pathway that fulfills you. We don’t cover everything exclusively in the training session simply because there is just not enough time to do it justice, our solution is to also bridge together sessions with exclusive content on our team portal, a library where debrief notes, video clips, guides and other helpful pieces are available and will continue to be added to over the duration of the programme.
Members of the OTB Team are eligible for a 25% discount on gear and equipment from OTB Marine New Zealand.
We have a vision for what these programs could become and are working to improve towards that. If you, your business would like to be involved with what we are doing we would be open to discussing how we could work together to further benifit our sailors going forward with your support. Partnerships >
I have found this coaching programme most successful and it was a very valuable programme to be a part of. I have made huge gains coming out of each session as each training has been filled with me learning new information to help me go forward and excel in my sailing as a whole. I have thoroughly enjoyed every coaching session and have learnt all about the starling and have improved sailing in racing conditions, as well as taking away what I have learnt and seeing now what it opens up for me looking forward. I am very impressed by the amount of focus and effort that was poured into every training and to see how much everyone improved overall is all thanks to the Herbert’s. I can’t wait to continue coaching with them in the future.
Sean & Liam were a great pair of coaches and have helped me so much in both the Bic and the Starling.
I have found both the coaching and the articles/videos very helpful. I was improving at a slower pace doing club coaching but the style of your training sessions seemed to be better for me.
We know everybody is not in the same position in terms of time to commit to a programme like this that is why we have broken the training programme down into two options for the number of sessions to provide you with the commitment level suitable for you and timetable and to compete in more regattas as you choose.
Our full option gives you everything on offer with some extra perks and the ability to do every weekend on the schedule. The flex option has the benefit to you of having the flexibility to choose the sessions you can make and which ones you will miss.
- Here you get the most flexibility giving you access to any 8 of the 12 scheduled sessions that fit on your agenda and to attend other regattas over the season.
- • 8 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.
- • 12 Sessions
- • Come to all our sessions
- • Full access to our team hub
- • Better deal ~ 15% cheaper
- • Higher OTB Marine discount ~ 30% off
- • One session will be dedicated to working in areas you need most with more coach time focused on you.
We hope you like our plan and would like to join us for this great program. If you would like to register your interest a reserve your spot please complete the form below and will contact you to finalise your registration pending numbers. Thank you!