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Story Contributors: Andrew Wills, Derek Scott

LET’S TALK OPTIMIST WITH ANDREW WILLS, DEREK SCOTT, AND CHRIS STEELE

Session One

Optimist class experts Andrew Wills and Derek Scott talk all things Optimist with special guest Chris Steele who won the Worlds in 2007 with Wills as a coach. This session covers planning, daily routine, race routine and how to maintain a good training mindset.

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Andrew Wills

Sales Manager — Auckland, New Zealand – Sail Loft Auckland, New Zealand – Sales Office

Andrew has worked in sailmaking since he left the University of Auckland, where he studied Marketing and International Business. He has won 2 World Maxi titles and 1 World Championship in the prestigious Etchells class, in which he has also...

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Derek Scott

One Design Expert — Auckland, New Zealand – Sales Office Auckland, New Zealand – Sail Loft

For young sailors and competitors on the New Zealand dinghy circuit, one design manager Derek Scott is not only a familiar face; he is somebody to look up to. Growing up and starting his sailing in Christchurch, Derek represented New...