Thursday, May 08, 2008

OLYMPIC Bound and Canada Games medalist sailors added to Coach list at 2008 Montreal High Performance Camp

Press release posted recently on CYA site, pic from Mathieu's albums - Ralph, Montreal Sailing

Montreal High Performance Camp Starts in 1 Week!

Dates: May 8-11, 2008.

The MHPC is less than a week away and we are excited to get on the water to begin the 2008 season. Our lineup of coaches and speakers are outstanding and we feel that the 2008 edition of the MHPC will not disappoint the 10 registered teams from ON, QC, PEI, NS and Bermuda.

Lead Coach Tyler Bjorn is just returning from a long winter in Florida where he spent the majority of his time training and preparing for the 2008 Star World Championships. “It was a long winter of training and prep for that one event. It was a great experience and I learned a lot. I look forward to this year’s camp to pass on the techniques and experiences I have gained.” said Bjorn.

Skiff Guru and Cross Fit instructor Matt Dubreucq will once again be leading the fitness session and is our most experienced skiff sailor. Matt has been learning more and more on high performance sailing scene since his return from Australia and the 18 Foot Skiff circuit in 2006. Having just been certified as a Cross fit instructor, Matt will be leading our fitness session. “I have been focusing on my sailing for more than 10 years now and love to work with the young athletes and help them develop discipline and focus in the overall preparation to the sport of sailing.” Matt was Coach to the Canadian Youth World Sailing Team in 2007 and will once again coach the Team in 2008.

Rounding out the coaching Team is Stephan Locas and Marc Farmer. Stephan will be representing Canada in Beijing in the 470 Class. Stephan is one of Canada’s greatest stories this Olympic cycle. He and teammate Oliver Bone are a great example of dedication and perseverance towards one of sailing hardest goals The Olympic Games. Marc is one of Canada most decorated 29er sailors having won the Gold in the 2005 Canada Games and holds the best overall performance for Canada in a 29er Worlds Championship.

On the Speaker front we have Dr. Wayne Halliwell. Dr. Halliwell is one of Canada’s most experience and well know Sports Psychologists and has helped and long list of athletes and teams to some of our countries greatest successes such as the 5 consecutive Gold medals for our National Jr Hockey Team. Anwar Stewart is a Star on Montreal’s CFL football team. As a motivational speaker Anwar works with all sorts of local community organizations and provides a great story on perseverance and dedication that is needed to become
successful in not only football and sports but in life in general.

For more information on registration and the camp in general please contact Tyler Bjorn at
Montreal High Performance Camp 2008
Phone: 514 209 5953