Coaching Biography

Education

2014 ISAF Grade 3 technical course for coaches.

2009-2010 MSc environmental studies Tel-Aviv university

2007 M.B.A at Ramat-Gan University. 2003-2005 BSc in Marine Biology Ruppin academic center.

2002 Coaches school Wingate Institute, National Sports Institution qualification gained: Certified Sailing Coach.

Coaching Experience

2016-present

Joint performance director TopLevel Sailing together with colleague Pete Conway. Specialize in conducting coaching course, bringing top, modern coaching methods to developing countries, coaching individual sailors and consultancy for national teams and federations.

Developing sailing programs for Taiwan, Indonesia, Haiti, and several African countries.  Coach courses conducted in Israel, GB, India, Taiwan, USA, Denmark, with projects running in other Asian nations and Africa.

The teams we have coached has won substantial medals at national games and begun in international, with Asian Games FX medal, Topper age group world champion, and domestically, for example, Indonesia 7 medals out of 10, Taiwan 5 golds out of 6 in National Games.

We have also been involved with individual sailors among them bronze medalist at laser U21 Europeans and several IODA Asian top ten, Asian games and Asian sailing championship 2018 silver medal in the 49erFX class. Coaching Israel’s top 470 women team.

2015 -2016

Coaching Indian laser radial sailor Nethra Kumanan from a beginner racer to preparing for her continental qualifiers for Rio 2016. Winner of ASAF youth cup, medaling at several laser Europa cups, 7th at Asian championship and 25th at ISAF youth worlds 2016.

Coaching in that international group youth sailors from Germany, Turkey and GBR who won 2 bronze medals at laser Europa cups and 2 top 15 at Laser Radial youth worlds and Europeans for girls.

2014

Coaching Indian sailing team for the Asian games. I oversaw single handed classes and Hobie 16. Our team won a bronze medal.

Coaching Ashdod sailing club Laser squad. Team achieved silver medal and 3 top 10 in laser Europa cups.

2013

Coaching Czech Republic 29er squad

2012

Coaching Indian laser radial sailor in her quest to qualify for London Olympics during that time she achieved her best career results and came within 2 points of qualifying to the London Olympics.

Coaching Israeli laser 4.7 team, achieved 3 top 15 for the girls and a top ten for the boys.

Coaching Sophie-Marie Ertelt of Germany in the Laser Radial class when she rose from 148th in the world rankings to 20th

2011

Coaching Laser squad for two of Israel’s major clubs. Achieved top 10 results at laser Europa cups.

Coaching Royal Bombay Yacht Club Optimist and Laser squad where we achieved one gold medal in a local event and best Indian performance at IODA Asians.

Coaching and preparing Israeli Skud 18 team for London Olympics.

2011-2016

Laser Coach at Ashdod Sailing club, during that time I manage to make my squad the highest achieving in Israel including multiple national champions and international top ten results

2010

Started working as a freelance coach.

I was hired as a technical coach for the Indian laser radial team preparing for the Asian games.

Coached Israeli laser radial youth team. During that season, my team achieved U17 world champion and bronze medal.

During the preparation at Europa cups my team achieved gold medal for the girls as well as a 4th and 3 top 15 for the boys.

I was also assisting the Norwegian team during the youth worlds.

2008

Television sailing commentator at the Olympic games In Beijing (IBA)

2007

Private coach for Laura Baldwin (GBR) in the laser radial class. During that time, we achieved 3 top 10 results in world cups.

2006-2010

Head coach and laser coach at Bnei Herzelya. I was leading a development youth program, Laser class and Windsurfing. Spotting talents out of the schools sailing teaching program.

Responsible for 8 classes, Among our major achievements:

Windsurfing gold medal at the youth Olympic games 2009. Laser Radial team won gold and silver at the youth nationals and both achieved top 20 at the youth worlds.

2005-2006: Optimist coach at Hapoel Tel-Aviv Sailing club

2004-2005: Laser Coach at Bnei Herzelya

2003-2004 Optimist coach at Hapoel Tel-Aviv