Colin ‘Whippy’ Dixon and Marco ‘Dancing’ Wedele have teamed up to bring you their ultimate new instructional DVD. The idea behind it is to bring different angles to the sport, to perhaps re-think the way you learn a maneuver. They aren’t re-designing the wheel, but what they are doing is using all the modern tools we have available to help you visualize the move better and in turn learn faster. In this mini-series, we will be meeting the duo and getting some sneak previews into what’s to come. So who are they and what is the DVD all about.
Name: Colin ‘Whippy’ Dixon
Hometown: Southampton, UK
Number of years windsurfing: 22
Number of years coaching: 12
I went to Australia in 2000 after my mate Luke twisted my arm. That changed my life, first time windsurfing in boardshorts. I got my first windsurfing job in Cornwall and that changed my life.
In 2003 I joined the Club Vass gang and have worked with them ever since. For me this was my dream job, working in the sun, windsurfing every day in a warm and windy place and getting taught and pushed by windsurf legends.
I am the Beach Manger at Club Dahab at the moment and for the 2nd year in a row and I am planning to go back to be beach manager at Clubvass in Greece. This has taught me more of the business and managerial roles within windsurfing.
Marco and I are really excited about the Go Pro coaching DVD. We are excited as its very different from anything already on the market. We hope every one will enjoy and learn from it as much as we have enjoyed making it. We already have plans for a follow up specialising in Freestyle and more technical skills.
We have also just started WindSurfCoaching. It started with a FREE online coaching page on Facebook and we plan to then integrate this into our new web site, which is being built as we speak!
Name: Marco ‘Dancing’ Wedele
Hometown: Constance lake, SW Germany
Number of years windsurfing: 15
Number of years coaching: A lot of years
I started living the dream in Dahab in 2003 and have coached from 2004.
Fortunately for me I got to meet Colin in 2004. He got me a job at Club Dahab (Club Vass) and from then my life took a massive change.
I was working along side some very gifted sailors and instructors, like Simon Hurrey, Andy “Bubble” Chambers, Ollie Scott and of course Colin ‘Whippy’ Dixon. Not only did I improve my own skills on the water, I also learned about teaching and coaching windsurfing as well as speaking English :-)!
For the last 3 years I’ve been working at Harry Nass in Dahab. I became head instructor and have a passion to teach people regardless of their level. I love helping them achieve their goals and seeing them walking away happy with a big smile is priceless.
The idea to make a Coaching DVD was there for quite some time and I was really happy when we got the budget to do it.
I am very much looking forward now to hold the final product in my hands- its almost there :-)!!!
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