Road To Gold: 12 Week program

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Road To Gold is a brand new online course that demystifies the secrets of campaigning at the highest level of sailing competition. Looking to improve on your poll positions? - Look no further. Designed by world-class sailor and coach from New Zealand, Hamish Willcox, in partnership with British sailing journalist and commentator Andy Rice, Road To Gold is a 12-week course using online video and live webinars. At the end of the Road To Gold is a test that will enable students to identify the gaps in their sailing and campaigning skills, and how to bridge those gaps until they are world class in all areas.

 Upon purchasing this course from our store, you will receive an email to register your account at roadtogold.net in order to access the full course package. 

As well as setting new standards in small-boat racing, Willcox’s passion for the weather, meteorology and its importance on the race course has made him one of the go-to strategy experts for America’s Cup teams including Luna Rossa and Oracle Racing. Having coached Pete Burling and Blair Tuke to six 49er world titles and Olympic gold four years ago at Rio 2016, Willcox is working closely with New Zealand’s dynamic duo in their build-up to defending two major titles in 2021, firstly the America’s Cup in Auckland and then their Olympic title in Tokyo next July.

 

 Pete Burling:

 “Hamish has helped us a lot over the years in our Olympic
campaigns, so it's really great he's releasing this coaching tool for people
trying to get into Olympic yachting and campaigning. Road To Gold will be a
great use of the time over this Covid period.”

 

 

 

 Blair Tuke:

“We've had a lot to do with Hamish in the lead up to Rio and now
going into Tokyo... Road To Gold is going to be really beneficial for sailors
around the world.”

 

 

 

 

Willcox explained his reasons for publishing Road to Gold. “I see a lot of young sailors on Olympic campaigns looking for the silver bullet, a magic pill to help them succeed. What they actually need is to know that there is no silver bullet, there’s a volume of work that needs doing. But it needs doing in the right order. There’s never enough time or money to do everything you need to do if you’re going to get to the top of the podium, so you need to identify the gaps in your program and work on your biggest weaknesses until you are ready to take on every situation that you’re likely to encounter. The Road to Gold requires you to address every part of your sailing campaign in a structured way that has worked for me and many of the sailors that I’ve coached over the years.”

 

While there’s a strong focus on Olympic campaigning in the Road To Gold, Willcox says the processes explained in the 12 Chapter program are equally valid and applicable to any ambitious sailing campaign at junior, youth, national or international level. “The only big difference with the Olympics is you only get one shot in every four years to get your campaign right. But even if you’re not aspiring to an Olympic medal, I think every competitive sailor at every level of the sport will gain new insights into how to make massive improvements to their game if they get on the Road To Gold.”

 Here’s a brief taste of the kind of things you’ll discover on the Road To Gold...


● Why Pete Burling and Blair Tuke came to Hamish Willcox for his coaching expertise,
and the key skill that they learned from Hamish which anyone can apply to their sailing
campaign...
● Why success is often about being in the right place at the right time, and how Road to Gold is designed to give you the tools that will bring you success on the water, regardless of what country you were born in or how much or how little money you
have...
● Why the ‘silver bullet’ is often right under your nose, so close that most people don’t notice it...
● The importance of running your campaign in the correct sequence of priorities, and how
to work out whether or not ‘leaving no stone unturned’ is the right approach for you and where you are on your personal journey...
● How ‘The Test’ at the Road to Gold will help you identify the greatest areas of
weakness in your campaign and give you a strategy for turning those weaknesses into strengths...
● Fastest sailor doesn’t always win! Understanding the difference between a good sailor and a good campaigner...
● How to build a squad mentality even with your biggest rivals, and understanding the power of the squad when combined with the brilliance of the individual...
● Making sure you have enough ego to win, but sufficient humility to be able to provide and receive the constructive criticism necessary for a process of never-ending learning and improvement...
● Understanding how much money you really need to campaign effectively (Hint: too
much is way worse than too little)...
● Why many national youth coaching programs are failing their sailors and how Road to Gold can provide young sailors with the tools to fill in their own gaps in attitude or
ability...
● The single biggest financial mistake that most international campaigners make, and how to save that money whilst becoming a much better sailor by pursuing a different path...
● How to make sure you keep on making progress through the Covid 19 era...
● The winning mindset that equipped Hamish Willcox not only for world championship victory, but resulted in both of his kids representing New Zealand at the Olympic Games - Anna in freestyle skiing and Daniel in sailing...
● When the ‘extreme’ option on the race course is actually the safest decision of all, and how that led to a Hamish 1-2 at the 49er World Championships...