Thursday, September 20, 2012

AHPC Bendigo Training Camps

Bendigo Yacht Club and AHPC are joining forces to offer sailors a series of “Cat Camps” over this coming season.   The leading coach for these programs will be Greg Goodall who is now keen to pass on his wealth of knowledge to sailors.

Each Cat Camp will have a limited number of participants to enable some intense individual training.  Programs will vary according to the participants, but include all facets of catamaran sailing from boat set up to racing tactics.   AHPC & Bendigo Yacht Club will have some boats available  (Vipers, C2’s, Mossies, Paper Tigers) for those participants who need to travel some distance.  Airport pickup can be organised.

To enable us to offer programs that you as sailors would like to see, we are asking you to:

1.       Reply to this email by completing the questions below.

2.       Distribute this email through your club or class association.

3.       Forward this email to any sailors you think maybe interested.

For the 2012 – 2013 season, the following “CAT CAMPS” have been scheduled:

CAT CAMP for YOUTH – Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th September – This is aimed to young sailors between the age of 15 & 19 who either sail cats, or would like to come across to the “dark side”.  It is not a learn to sail program.  The Camp is during the first week of the Victorian School Holidays, and straight after the Bendigo Yacht Club’s Ice-Breaker Regatta.  This camp will be fully catered (food and accommodation).  More information is available, and interested sailors are asked to give their expression of interest before the end of August

CAT CAMP – Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November – Take the Friday off and make a long weekend of it.  Arrive and be fully rigged by midday Friday, ready to hit the water for the first coaching session Friday afternoon.  This camp will be fully catered for from Friday lunch to Sunday lunch.  Participants will need to organise their own accommodation.  Camping will be available at the Yacht club.  Depending on interest, this camp may be repeated on Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December.  This camp can be repeated for a particular class of catamaran if we have sufficient interest from a particular class.

ADVANCED CAT CAMP – February (date to be confirmed) – This will be a 3 day camp specifically designed for those sailors who wish to compete internationally in either the F18, F16, Viper, Nacra 17 or A-Class.  Numbers will be strictly limited.  Vipers & C2’s will be available for those who need to travel some distance.   This camp will be fully catered.  Participants will need to organise their own accommodation.  Camping will be available at the Yacht club. 


1.       Are you interested in participating in one or more of the above “Cat Camps”?  YES / NO

2.       If so, which one?

3.       What class of boat do you currently sail?

4.       Would you like to be emailed any information regarding future “CAT CAMPS”?

5.       Any other comments…..

Thankyou for your co-operation

Helen Sharrock

Cat Camp Co-ordinator

Bendigo Yacht Club

ph +61 (0)419 534 261


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