‘Optimist Coaching Clinic (Part 1)’ by Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF)

Time: 9 May 2020 (Saturday), 10am to 6pm

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‘Optimist Coaching Clinic (Part 1)’ by Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF)

(For NROC Sailing Coaches only)


This coaching clinic will be co-delivered by Coach Somkiat (National Optimist Head Coach) and Coach Sherman (National Coach for Single Handed Junior Optimist). Together, they aim to bring coaches up to date about new class development and sailing technique in the International circuit. The Clinic is suitable for optimist coaches of all levels. Course fee is kindly sponsored by Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF) and is limited to 30 coaches. Applicants may be required to submit additional supporting document.


  • Must have coached Optimist in the past 6 months
  • Minimum age 18

Terms and Condition:

SSF reserves the right to reject participants who does not meet the pre-requisites.





Introduction of clinic presenters and coaches in attendance

10.15am to 12.00pm

Sharing of sail setting and boat set up (basic and advanced)

12.00pm to 12.10pm

Quick break

12.10pm to 12.45pm

Sitting positions for open and closed angles and sail trim

12.45pm to 1.45pm

Lunch break (Not Provided)

1.45pm to 2.15pm

Boat handling (tacks, gybes, penalty)

2.15pm to 3pm

On-water exercises (videos)

3pm to 4pm


4pm to 4.15pm

Quick break

4.15pm to 5.30pm

Sports Science for optimist sailors (fitness and nutrition)

5.30pm to 6pm



About the Presenters

This clinic is co-delivered by:

  • Mr Somkiat Poonpat (National Optimist Head Coach) – Coach Somkiat has 14 years of experience coaching Sailing, particularly in the Optimist class. He was a former National Optimist Coach for Thailand
  • Mr Sherman Cheng (National Coach for Single Handed Junior Optimist) – Coach Sherman is a double Asian Games Gold medallist at 2006 and 2010 Asian Games. He also won the 2010 420 World Championships. He is currently coaching the junior national Optimist squad with Coach Somkiat.

Date and Time

9 May 2020 (Saturday), 10am to 6pm [POSTPONED]


Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF)

1500 East Coast Parkway

National Sailing Centre

Singapore 468963



CCE Hours

5 hours


Thank you for your interest. This workshop has been postponed.


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