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Sailing

Sailing

Performance Director
John Derbyshire OBE

Head of Performance Support
Paul Mullan

A sport that requires complex decision making, highly technical skills and physical and mental strength to handle the unpredictable nature of water conditions, GB Sailing integrates a breadth of sport science and medical services, as well as research and innovation through the EIS to keep athletes and coaches at the leading edge of physical, mental and technological performance.

EIS practitioners work closely to support athletes and coaches throughout the Performance Pathway, delivering expertise from the RYA Performance Unit in Weymouth, as well as at camps and regattas overseas.

Data is critical to both human and boat performance within sailing and is used to formulate competitive and tactical approaches to training, monitoring and interventions. Decision making is also a critical factor to success on the water, with Performance Psychology focusing on helping athletes make the right decisions within a race environment and Performance Nutrition helping to keep athletes well and fuelled for long stretches on the water.

Services we provide to Sailing

  • Performance Lifestyle
  • Performance Innovation
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Physiotherapy and soft tissue therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sport Intelligence
  • Athlete Health