Good Luck to Coach Sam Mackay

VIODA would like to wish our Head Coach Sam Mackay the best of luck on his northern hemisphere coaching season. 

Sam will be on a 3 month sabbatical to work with the Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis which is 40 minutes outside of Washington DC. This position will also include a tour to the US Nationals and other leading regattas in the USA. 

In addition, Sam has been selected as an Australian Coach with the Australian Optimist Sailing Team (AOST) travelling to the North American Championships in Mexico. Sam will be working alongside other top coaches in Australia in the development of our junior sailing program. 

All of the above experiences will support Sam in his ongoing professional development. The experience and best practices he will gain overseas will be invaluable to the ongoing development of the Victorian Optimist fleet at a National and International level.

On behalf of VIODA, we wish Sam safe travels and we look forward to welcoming him home again in September. 

The VIODA Committee