Work with Olympic Coach Vaughn Harrison to prepare for your 2024 peak regatta in this rare opportunity between his Olympic training sessions.
For the first time ever, Vaughn will share and help you implement regatta prep strategies that will help you succeed. You are going to set goals, analyze your racing venue, track your skill progression and get personal feedback. To experience a sample of Vaughn’s tools and how these will benefit you, take a look at this video
Enjoy the epic conditions of La Cruz, Mexico with one of the best Laser coaches in the world. Coaching format will include deliberate practice in sailing, technical/practical theory and in-depth video review. A large emphasis will be placed on venue analysis, pre-race preparation, starting, strategy, and tactics through many focused racing situations.
Vaughn coached at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and will coach for Team Canada in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Vaughn has coached top sailors such as: Michael Beckett, Nick Thompson, John Baptiste Bernaz, Sarah Douglas, Elliot Hansen, Erika Reineke, Lorenzo Chiavarini, and other elite championship winning athletes. He will bring masters sailors abilities and mindsets to new heights in an epic volume of training over 6 days to prepare them for the big event in Adelaide.
Includes: 6 Days Coaching, Laser Charter, Facility Use, Coaching Video, Champagne Sailing Conditions
Not Included: Meals and Accommodations
Location: La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
Whether you’re an Olympic medalist, looking to start racing the Laser, or anywhere in between, we can help you improve. If this is your first time in a Laser, please contact us ahead of booking and we can make sure you are in a group suitable for your ability.
No – West Coast Sailing is a great company that should have everything you’ll need to bring to your clinic.
Bring hiking pants and a thin warm weather rash guard that provides good sun protection. You’ll want to dress for sun protection, not cold protection. The average air temperature is around 28 C (85 F) and the water temperature stays above 23 C (73 F) all winter.
All youths are welcome to our clinics more self sufficient youths have travelled to ISA for their clinics without their parents. The area is very safe and sailors settle into a busy sailing routine very quickly.
We named this package after Sir Ben Ainslie – his coach did all his rigging for him during his campaign so he could focus on one thing: sailing well. An ISA team member will completely rig and prepare your boat daily, and after sailing we’ll rinse your boat, de-rig, and put her away. Add the ultimate in convenience to your sailing vacation when you register, and eliminate rigging errors and late launching due to slow rigging.
Casa Tiburon individual room bookings
Casa Tiburon is owned and managed by Bill and LauraLee Symes, Bill is a four time Laser Masters World Champion and a frequent participant of ISA clinics. When they aren’t using the house, they rent it to other sailors. The house is located on the beach front and just a five minute walk to the International Sailing Academy. ISA participants may rent single rooms in the house while they are in town for clinics. There are two options to choose from; You can rent the primary bedroom with a private bath and patio that faces the bay or you can rent one room with king bed and a shared bathroom. The pool area, living room and kitchen are shared with other house guests.
The special rate for ISA participants is as follows: $195.00 per night for the primary bedroom and $110.00 per night for a bedroom with a shared bath. Visit www.casatiburon.com for details. Individual room bookings must be done by sending an email directly to Bill and LauraLee from the website. The availability calendar on the website will not indicate if an individual room is available.
We will be offering a la carte options via a third party vendor for an after sailing replenishment snack. Enquire on your first day of clinic for details on availability.
You are welcome to put snacks, bars or gels, as well as water and other drinks on the coachboat each day.
If you want to explore some local fare, there are plenty of convenient options. Walk into town (5-10 minutes) and try out one of the many dining opportunities, from delicious street tacos to high end Italian restaurants and everything in between. Ask us for suggestions or check out some reviews here. There are 2 very large supermarkets only 15 minutes away by taxi and also local smaller markets with fresh food in La Cruz.
When you first arrive to Puerto Vallarta you’ll be taken aback by the perfect weather, a blue ocean met by majestic mountains, and welcoming people. Puerto Vallarta is quickly becoming one of the top tourist destinations in the world and truly offers something for everyone. The Banderas Bay is truly a magical place to explore and sail!
You’ll fly into Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR), which is only 20 minutes away from the ISA facilities. You can fly here direct from almost anywhere in North America, or from almost anywhere in the world with just one layover.
Once you land in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, hop in a cab and in about 25 minutes, you’ll arrive at ISA. Alternatively, take a taxi direct to your accommodations. We’re located in the La Cruz marina directly beside the fish market.
Mexico has a thriving tourism economy and does not require a visa for many countries.
Nationals of 65 countries and jurisdictions holding normal passports do not require a visa to enter Mexico as tourists, visitors in transit or business visitors. Tourists and business visitors can stay in Mexico for up to 180 days.
We recommend checking with your local consulate before traveling to ensure you are familiar with the latest regulations.