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Coaching

BBYC coaches come from the National Teams of the US, Mexico, Cuba, and France.  They bring with them a wealth of knowledge from the Olympic Circuit as well as the disciplines of Slalom, Foiling, and Free-style. Most importantly, they bring a passion for the sport of windsurfing and a love for working with young people.   They provide a fun and safe learning environment for the sailors.

OUR  COACHES

Our multilingual coaches a have technical, racing backgrounds and a special passion for working with children.   All were members of their respective National Teams.

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The good guys make windsurfing look easy.  It's not. It is a highly technical sport.

 

To perform to the best of one's ability and enjoy a sport to the fullest, one needs a technical training.  Proper technique and proper equipment set-up is necessary to learn faster and get the most out of the experience.

Proper equipment set up makes windsurfing easier, the board and sails are more easy to control.  Set-up changes for each wind and wave condition.  This involves changing mast and boom length, boom height, changing outhaul, downhaul, and batten tension, moving the mast position fore and aft in the mast track, and deciding whether to be daggerboard up or down.

Body position and movement are the second element.  Proper technique consumes less energy and allows sailors to go faster, have better angle, and lessens the number of falls, all of which make windsurfing more fun.  

Our coaches start kids with proper technique, so they don't develop bad habits which can lead to frustration, excessive use of energy, and injury.

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TechnicalCoacing

The good guys make windsurfing look easy.  It's not. It is a highly technical sport.

 

To perform to the best of one's ability and enjoy a sport to the fullest, one needs a technical training.  Proper technique and proper equipment set-up is necessary to learn faster and get the most out of the experience.

Proper equipment set up makes windsurfing easier, the board and sails are more easy to control.  Set-up changes for each wind and wave condition.  This involves changing mast and boom length, boom height, changing outhaul, downhaul, and batten tension, moving the mast position fore and aft in the mast track, and deciding whether to be daggerboard up or down.

Body position and movement are the second element.  Proper technique consumes less energy and allows sailors to go faster, have better angle, and lessens the number of falls, all of which make windsurfing more fun.  

Our coaches start kids with proper technique, so they don't develop bad habits which can lead to frustration, excessive use of energy, and injury.

Alex Maorales BBYC Youth Windsurfing Coa

TechnicalCoacing

The good guys make windsurfing look easy.  It's not. It is a highly technical sport.

 

To perform to the best of one's ability and enjoy a sport to the fullest, one needs a technical training.  Proper technique and proper equipment set-up is necessary to learn faster and get the most out of the experience.

Proper equipment set up makes windsurfing easier, the board and sails are more easy to control.  Set-up changes for each wind and wave condition.  This involves changing mast and boom length, boom height, changing outhaul, downhaul, and batten tension, moving the mast position fore and aft in the mast track, and deciding whether to be daggerboard up or down.

Body position and movement are the second element.  Proper technique consumes less energy and allows sailors to go faster, have better angle, and lessens the number of falls, all of which make windsurfing more fun.  

Our coaches start kids with proper technique, so they don't develop bad habits which can lead to frustration, excessive use of energy, and injury.

Alex Maorales BBYC Youth Windsurfing Coa

TechnicalCoacing

The good guys make windsurfing look easy.  It's not. It is a highly technical sport.

 

To perform to the best of one's ability and enjoy a sport to the fullest, one needs a technical training.  Proper technique and proper equipment set-up is necessary to learn faster and get the most out of the experience.

Proper equipment set up makes windsurfing easier, the board and sails are more easy to control.  Set-up changes for each wind and wave condition.  This involves changing mast and boom length, boom height, changing outhaul, downhaul, and batten tension, moving the mast position fore and aft in the mast track, and deciding whether to be daggerboard up or down.

Body position and movement are the second element.  Proper technique consumes less energy and allows sailors to go faster, have better angle, and lessens the number of falls, all of which make windsurfing more fun.  

Our coaches start kids with proper technique, so they don't develop bad habits which can lead to frustration, excessive use of energy, and injury.

BBYCCoaches

NICOLE LEVEL

CHRISTMAS, SPRING, SUMMER COACH

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A native of Cancun, Mexico, Nicole has trained and raced throughout the world in the Techno, RSX, and other windsurfing disciplines.  She is currently studying Environmental Science at the University of British Columbia and graces us with her presence during her school holidays.  She is in her third year coaching for BBYC.  She coaches development and race team sailors.  She now based in Miami, where her family resides.

HÉLÈNE NOESMOEN

WINTER GUEST COACH

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Hailing from Les Sables d'Olonne, France, Hélène is a two-time Techno World Champion and winner of the 2018 Miami World Cup in the RSX Class.  She recently completed her studies in civil engineering and is working and training in Brest, France.  She is coached by Christophe Boutet and continues to compete in the RSX, as well as slalom and foiling events.  She is a world traveler and has coached BBYC kids since 2017.

SHREDDER D

WIND GURU

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A citizen of the world, Shredder has been following the wind most of his life. He has competed at events around the globe - freestyle, waves, foil, slalom. When not on the water he enjoys tango, playing classical guitar, writing Haiku, and coaching kids.  He is a National Champion in both curling and bocce. He is fluent in Thai, Swedish, Portuguese, and Urdu.

KATHLEEN TOCKE

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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Kathleen grew up sailing in Ontario, Canada on the Great Lakes. A former member of the US Sailing Team , she is champion in a number of sailing classes and a two-time Pan Am Games medalist. She was coached in the RSX by Marcos Galvan (Buenos Aires) and Christophe Boutet (Brest, France).  In addition to BBYC youth windsurfing, she has coached the Optimist , Laser, Snipe, I420 and 29er Classes.  When not coaching, Kathleen works in sailing media and continues to race on the international level.

ALEX MORALES

DEVELOPMENT COACH

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Alex grew up racing sailboats and windsurfers as part of the National Team in Havana, Cuba.  Since windsurfing 100 miles to freedom in the US, he has become the leading organizer  of windsurfing events in Miami and his company Tillo International is renown for building custom boards and is a leader in the development and production of windsurfing foils.  Alex brings the program to the Next Level

OLIVIA MEW

GUEST COACH

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Toronto, Canada native, Olivia Mew, grew up windsurfing on Lake Ontario and now competes in the Olympic Class RSX.  She balances her training with her studies at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.  Olivia recently represented Canada in the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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