Calvin off to Youth Worlds
Congrats to IYCer Calvin Gibbs for making the South African Youth Worlds team (Laser Radial) and will be heading off to China early December. It’s been a heck of a year and a dream come true. Also a big shout out to the rest of the team, left to right: Asenathi Jim (coach, non travelling), Benji Daniels (420), Rivaldo Arendse (420), Elsja Dijkstra (420), Michaela Robinson (420), Calvin Gibbs (Laser Radial), Sonja Stock (Laser Radial), Roger Hudson (Head coach), William Crocket (technical advisor, non travelling) and Alex Burger, not in picture (coach).
It is incredible to witness the detailed planning and preparation put together by Roger and RaceAhead team. Not only only the water coaching, but also the research (wind conditions, currents, temperature, humidity, etc) and coordination and logistics around fitting in quality sessions between exams. And the engine room behind a lot of this is Lucy de Frietas from the SAS office in KZN who has done an amazing amount of work behind the scenes organising and communicating.
There is still about 6 weeks to go before the team leave, head down ~ study and sail!