Connect with Coaching 22/23 Series

This winter the RYA Race Coach Development team are hosting a series of online development workshops. The workshops are designed for RYA instructors, race coaches and trainers. 

The format for each workshop will provide participants the opportunity to develop their knowledge and discuss topics that support their coaching.  The topics are equally relevant to teaching sailing, windsurfing, and coaching racing. Each workshop will use breakout rooms to facilitate small group discussions, encouraging  participants to share past experiences and put questions to the hosts.

This series is free to all RYA members as a membership benefit. You will need to provide your membership number at the point of booking. 


To secure your place please click below and complete our form. 

For more information on the workshops and hosts please scroll down. 

Thank you. 





Tuesday 1st November 2022 @ 1930 to 2030.

Sailing instructors and coaches rely on a range of personal, interpersonal, and physical resources that will allow them to effectively create a great learning environment.   This workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to share and discuss their own experiences on how they ensure learner engagement and increase sailor motivation to maximise their skill development.

Booking deadline 28th October

Hosts:  Alan Williams & Tim Cross 



Tuesday 6th December 2022 @ 1930 to 2030

Mark Rushall will host a workshop discussing and sharing ideas on how to support racing sailors to improve their boat speed.

Booking deadline 2nd December

Hosts: Mark Rushall and Tim Cross



Tuesday 10th January 2023 @ 1930 to 2030

There are many theories that are used to explain how people learn.  The coach development team will review some of the more popular theories and help coaches to recognise what these look like in practice when teaching sailors.

Booking deadline 6th January

Hosts: Alan Williams & Tim Cross



Tuesday 7th February 2023 @1930 to 2030

An opportunity to discuss the topic Mindset and recognise how it supports and effects learning

Booking deadline 3rd February

 Hosts: - David Mellor



Tuesday 7th March 2023 @ 1930 to 2030)

Participants will be invited to submit questions on coaching topics they would like to discuss with the other participants and the coach development team. 

Booking deadline 3rd March

Hosts: Tim Cross - Alan Williams and guests (tbc).



Tim Cross 

A lead tutor responsible for the management of the RYA race coach level 2 and level 3 programmes.  Tim’s role as a coach developer is to lead the continued professional development programme for the British Youth Sailing junior class coaches. 

Mark Rushall

A well-established sailing coach, mentor, author and sailing journalist. Mark was the Strategist for the British Sailing Team's campaign for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero and in Tokyo, and is currently working on strategies for Marseille in 2024.

Alan Williams 

Alan is an experienced coach, coach developer and author who has worked throughout the Pathway. Coaching many coaches and sailors for more than 30 years, he is fascinated with how people learn, and supports coaches and sailors to develop their skills.


To secure your place please click below and complete our form. 

For more information on the workshops and hosts please scroll up. 

Thank you. 

           Book Here

RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 4YA  T: 02380 604100  F: 02380 604299