Singapore is hosting the Emerging Nations Program (ENP) clinics for the Asia during 10 to 18 March 2017 ahead of the upcoming third ASAF Youth Sailing Cup at Singapore which kicks off on 15 March 2017.
The ENP is aimed at narrowing the performance gap and promote worldwide competition and to increase the number of sailors from emerging MNAs participating at the important championships.
In Singapore, participants are being trained by a team of two Regional Development Coordinators from World Sailing together with guest trainers, sports scientist amongst others and this provides a unique and applicable knowledge for the sailors and coaches.
A total of 8 sailors and 3 coaches from Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, Myanmar and Singapore are attending the Singapore ENP clinic. These participants will also be taking part in the third ASAF Youth Sailing Championship.
Joe Chan, World Sailing Development Manager for Asia said, "Over the last few days, the ability of the sailors has really jumped up and we have also been able to train the coaches which will allow the transferring of knowledge back in their home nation. I wish that many more sailors and coaches could attend these courses".
Emerging Nations Program
The Youth Worlds Emerging Nations Program (ENP) aims to increase the number of sailors and MNAs participating at the Youth Worlds, with the aim to narrow the performance gap and promote worldwide competition. With this in mind the ENP clinics focus on coach performance, sailor ability and national training scheme development, with the goal to enhance sailing within the home nations, allowing future generations and sailing as a sport to benefit.