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British International 420 Class looking for a new Head Coach

Feb 2016

The British International 420 Class Association is looking to appoint a Class Head Coach. This is a key role within the class in helping deliver the coaching to develop the best young racing sailors in the world.

An important part of the Class Head Coach Role is to help the sailors achieve the following:

  • To be fast sailors in all conditions
  • To be non-dependent in making decisions
  • To be mentally and physically robust
  • To be able to perform under pressure
  • To nurture a mind-set that is passionate about racing, professional and is performance related

Some of the key activities in conjunction with the class will be to:

  • Develop the coaching programme, building up to key events
  • Organise and run the programme
  • Bring in additional qualified coaches as necessary to supplement activity
  • Participate in the class activities in particular the racing programme where coach support is permitted
  • Support International Events

The role will report to the British International 420 Class Training officer. The Head Coach role involves a significant number of contracted days per year (approximately 40 days) including domestic coaching, domestic racing, international competition support, working with the relevant Class Association members as well as RYA staff to plan and deliver programmes to maximise sailor development and performance.

Applications for the position of 420 Class Head Coach should be made to Andy Shorrock (420 Class Training Officer) at in the form of a CV and a cover note detailing relevant coaching experience, and aspirations for sailors in the class.

Closing date for applications: Friday 12 February, 1000 hours