A clinic program orientated on our future, the next generation of windsurfing!
In all sports you see young talented people getting coached by a trainer to get the full profit of their talent, in all sports except windsurfing. In the next generation project we want to give this opportunity to every young talent; to learn faster and become better in what they love to do, Windsurfing. The coaching will cover almost all levels. From the first jibes till the creasiest moves you can imagine. It will be 6 days of full coaching from morning till evening on some of the best locations in Europe!
Besides improving their sailing, participants will also meet a lot of other windsurfers of their age with about the same level; there is nothing as good as little healthy competition to improve even faster. Everybody knows the benefits of training with people of your level or even a bit higher. Put a coach on top of that and the results will follow guaranteed. This makes the clinics the perfect concept for fast improvement!
The second day of Sardinia was another epic day full of action and good improvements. In the morning the wind wasn’t the strongest yet which made it perfect to watch the moves which got filmed the day before, check the mistakes and improve them later on the day.
Around 11 a.m. the wind improved good enough for full planing conditions on the biggest sails and everybody went on the water. For the first session we stayed on the flat water side where the wind is offshore. The focus on this session was more on the sliding moves and improvement there was a lot. Michiel De Cooman slide himself through some perfect flaka’s 720 while Mattijs Lasore scored the best move of the first session sliding through a very nice puneta 900°. The level is super high on this clinic and the improvement is visible every day.
Riccardo Pistidda getting close to his first spocks
In the second session of the day in the afternoon the group got a bit bigger with the local students who have to go to school in the morning and only can join in the afternoon. The wind was still amazing and the action also. People got close to their goals landing almost their first spocks and ss chacho’s on this session. After one hour on the flat we decided to go to the more “choppy” side to train more the airmoves in particular the shaka. With lots of tips and advise from coach Dieter, Michiel scored the highlight of the day landing an amazing Shaka which made everybody go even harder for it. Also the Italian local riders came close to moves like culo, spocks and flaka 720°. At 5.30 p.m. everybody came very tired of the water and started to look forward already to the next day!
Michiel De Cooman
Forecast is looking amazing so more action coming up for sure the next days in warm, sunny Sardinia!