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2 TITLE DATE The Discover Sailing Program Club Implementation Guide Mar (1) Program Introduction & Purpose 1b) Planning & Prioritising (2) The gemba Report Apr(3) Tackers (4) Inclusion 4b) Sailability May(5) Discover Sailing Days & Hosts June(6) Risk and Safety July(7) The Sailing Pathway Aug(8) Club Promotion Sept(9) Discover Sailing Experiences & Courses Sept(10) Crewing Oct(11) Summary & Future Plan

3 TITLE DATE The Discover Sailing Program Club Implementation Guide Program Introduction & Purpose Chapter 1 March 2013

4 Welcome This presentation has an accompanying soundtrack you should now be hearing – if not check your audio and ensure you are in slideshow (full screen) mode This presentation is for all club members with Gold Cards – the valued volunteers who lead our sport This is Ross Kilborn, Sport Development Director at Yachting Australia, and this Program and presentation has been put together by the Sport Development Team at Yachting Australia, especially Participation Manager Daisy Brooke

5 Yachting Australia High Performance Sport Development (Clubs, Pathway Levels 1-6 ) Events Corporate Services

6 Sport Development Ross Kilborn Participation Daisy Brooke Education & Training Nicola Tyre Sport Services Glen Stanaway Communication

7 Overview This is the first of a series of 11 Chapters that will be released, one each month in 2013, that will go into the detail of the Discover Sailing Program that was launched in There are explanatory materials and resources available to complement each Chapter For further information your first contact should be your State Association or the Yachting Australia website under the tabs for Participation Education & Training

8 Launch Communications 2012 December 2011 – Sport Development Plan January 2012 – gemba Report March 2012 – Gold Card Newsletter Q1 March Letter to YATCs April Letter to Commodores June 2012 – Renewal Letter to YATCs becoming DSCs June 2012 – Gold Card Newsletter Q2 July 2012 – Instructor Newsletter July 2012 – Discover Sailing Update October 2012 – Gold Card Newsletter Q3 December 2012 – Gold Card Newsletter Q4 Communications from your State Association Promotion through the sailing media

9 Outline of this Chapter – Introduction Introduce the Discover Sailing Program Present background data

10 Discover Sailing - Program Definition The Program is an Australia wide initiative that engages Yachting Australia, the State Associations and Clubs in a common objective of increasing participation in safe sailing at member clubs. It is primarily an attraction strategy and includes everything Yachting Australia does that services Australians who are not yet sailing at clubs.

11 Prioritising Participation Clubs indicated growing their membership is a priority States want to assist clubs in increasing the numbers of people entering the sport Yachting Australia aims to achieve the same success for States and clubs in the things that are important to them as it has achieved for high performance

12 Prioritising Participation 2010 Australian Sports Commission funded three major priority participation programs for Yachting Australia: Tackers – the Australia wide roll-out of a 7-12yo junior program Sailability – inclusion of people of all abilities on the sailing pathway at clubs A new entry brand / program, subsequently called Discover Sailing

13 Professional Market Research Federal Government provided additional resource to conduct professional market research through gemba to inform the development of the Discover Sailing Program. The gemba Report provides important information about the public perception of the sport and gives us an indication of what our existing members think about sailing. More on the gemba Report in a later presentation

14 Opportunity to engage the public Success at the Olympics has sparked interest in sailing The Discover Sailing Program was launched in time to help pro active clubs convert this interest into participation 2013 is about a broader and deeper implementation of the professionally developed Australia wide Programs that we believe will help clubs grow participation and membership

15 Consultation with State Associations The Discover Sailing Program was developed in consultation with all the State Yachting Associations Clubs point of contact for support in implementing the Discover Sailing Program is their State Yachting Association

16 Statistical Background (Program Rationale) 350 sailing clubs in Australia of these clubs have more than 100 registered members Total of on-water members sailing at clubs 50% (half) of Membership is at the Top 25 clubs. 66% (two thirds) of Membership is at the Top 50 Clubs 80% of Membership is at the Top 100 Clubs Approx. additional people participating in sailing who are not registered as participating at clubs (ABS Statistics).

17 Statistics for those under the age of 20 Under 10,000 (15%) of the registered club members are under 20yo. Only 14 clubs have more than 100 registered members under 20yo Only 120 have more than 20 members under 20yo.

18 Statistical Conclusions Generational decline in participation 30% Increase in the size of the Australian population in the same timeframe Even accounting for inaccuracy in measurement and increased in compliance of registering members, participation in sailing is not growing

19 Comparison with other sports 90 recognised sports competing to get participants Sailing is ranked 30 Sailing is ranked lowers than badminton, boxing, & water skiing

20 Sailing is a great sport gemba confirmed that sailing is a sport Australians want to get into. Its seen as: Fun Friends Adventure Responsibility

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22 Sport Development Plan Provides a systematic approach to growing and strengthening sailing at clubs Sport Services (competition management, officiating, risk & safety, & information technology) Education & Training (Instructor education & training, public courses from introductory to advanced (including RYA), Coach Development Participation programs (Discover Sailing, Tackers, Sailability)

23 Premise of the Discover Sailing Program Viewed from the customer perspective Developed in response to professional market research Considered in relation to successful participation programs offered in other sports Recognises the need for significant change in the way sailing is presented and delivered to the public Requires a commitment to focusing on participation

24 Program Components Discover Sailing Days – Australia wide day and at clubs as often as they chose (2013 National Day is 27 th Oct) Discover Sailing Experiences – first step – new Discover Sailing Courses – dinghy & keelboat Tackers – juniors the highest priority (+ families) Sailability - including 20% of the population who have a disability Crewing for someone – most people dont own a boat Sailing Holidays Sailing Pathways – for retention and mapping of participation

25 Summary Where Discover Sailing Fits The background What it includes Next Chapters Planning and Prioritising The gemba Report

26 Suggested Club Actions At the end of every Topic well suggest the actions Club Committees may want to consider taking. For this one we suggest Taking a look at the public face of the Program – discoversailing.org.au Take a look at the overview of the Program for Clubs on Make sure your Club Committee are all aware of this initiative

27 The Monthly Chapters Mar(1) Program Introduction & Purpose 1b) Planning & Prioritising (2) The gemba Report Apr(3) Tackers (4) Inclusion 4b) Sailability May(5) Discover Sailing Days & Hosts June(6) Risk and Safety July(7) The Sailing Pathway Aug(8) Club Promotion Sept(9) Discover Sailing Experiences & Courses Sept(10) Crewing Oct(11) Summary & Future Plan


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