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Adam Bowers

An experienced, dynamic and enthusiatsic sailing mentor, coach, and trainer (and all round sailing good guy).

Adam has a wealth of knowledge and experience with all aspects of performance sailing - masts and rigging, sails, hull construction, centreboards and rudders.

His many years of racing at the top level, both for himself and training the best international sailors, makes him your first choice for any performance related improvement you require, whether it is for an evening lecture, fleet training, or a personalised programme right up to World Championship level. His infectious enthusiasim will inspire your audience!

Adam is very knowledgeable about technical aspects of many national and international classes. He has a good eye to identify, analyse and resolve the problem, often from visual clues. He has an excellent understanding of the race course and people who manage it.

He can communicate with all sailors, from the very young to veterans and he has the extraordinary ability to make complicated things easily understood.

ABC has a team of Coaches with similar training experience, ready to respond to your personal, group or Class training needs. ABC is based in Weymouth UK, near to the UK Olympic Sailing Centre, but travels around the UK , Europe and beyond.

Feedback from Training:

1. What did I learn:

  • - I got some great tips on static rig set-up, and now understand some concepts that I have struggled for a while to get my head round
  • - I’ve now got a new way of thinking about sails, and optimising trim for best power. Currently this relates mainly to upwind sailing.. so more to be learnt regarding the same for reaching and downwind sailing.
  • - I understand a lot more about how the cut of a main sail effects both performance, and required static rig set-up, so will be better qualified to discuss and order sails in the future, and to better understand the behaviour of my current sails.
  • - I particularly enjoyed Sunday afternoon, when we got to share tips on boat set-up. It’s a rare thing in the UK to get 4 Mini’s all moored together, and sharing ideas - very valuable.
  • 2. Stuff we didn’t cover - yes lots - but what we did cover was done v.well. So looking forward to the next 3 sessions.

    3. Did I enjoy - yes absolutely

    Andy

    I only managed to make it over for the sunday, but was still a really good session and wonderful to see somebody who has been sailing for long still so hugely enthusiastic about our sport.


    Keith

    I felt the weekend was excellent in terms on the first session of a new season. I really appreciated Adams enthusiasm, obvious technical expertise, and willingness to share his knowledge. Personally, a gained a lot over the weekend, particularly in terms of mast and rig tune, and sail cut. I was also very impressed about the groups willingness to share information, I think as a group we can only benefit.

    EXPERIENCE SKILLS INCLUDE

  • J/24 National Champion (2 times)
  • Fireball Worlds
  • Flying Dutchman Nationals (4 times)
  • Osprey Nationals (6 times)
  • GK Nationals
  • 1st Round the Island Race
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