Empowering young sailors


British Youth Sailing are delighted to announce a new collaboration with
Working with Parents in Sport (WWPIS).
This 12-month partnership aims to provide assistance to parents of young
performance sailors through various workshops throughout the 2023
sailing season.

Working With Parents In Sport is a company based in the UK that
provides information and guidance to National Governing Bodies and
other sporting organisations worldwide, helping them to navigate
today’s challenges. They have already established partnerships with
the Youth Sport Trust, Spond, and several other organisations, such as
England Rugby, British Gymnastics, Gymnastics Australia, and
Basketball England.

As part of the initial stage of the partnership, a customised programme
platform will be made available to all parents and coaches involved in the
youth sailing activity either in British Youth Sailing Squads or class run
activity to help better support the parents of and their young sailors
both on and off the water. Throughout the next year, the youth sailing
community can look forward to a series of workshops delivered by the
partnership, with the intention of maximising the benefits of the
collaboration and providing further support.

Supporting youth sailors and parents with tailored workshops

Youth Racing Manager, Oli Woodcock announces: “We are thrilled to
introduce a new means of supporting parents of young sailors. We recognise
the enormous commitment, passion, and effort that parents of performance
sailors put into funding their children’s sports expenses and transporting
them to various events to help them progress along the performance

“Therefore, we are thrilled to provide parents with a supportive
resource that will aid them in the future”.

CEO of WWPIS, Gordon MacLelland said: “This is such an exciting partnership. We are
looking forward to working with British Youth Sailing, providing not just
support for parents but also working with coaches on how they can engage
and support the parents in their role in to benefit young sailors.”

Parents of the youth sailors will be reached through the class
associations about the sessions and sign up. 

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