Coaching

Coach Tocke at Barcolana Trieste ItalyKathleen has been coaching since 1999 and has a wealth of experience coaching Lasers, Optimists, International 420s, Club 420s, Snipes, high school and college sailing teams.  She was a coach of the FAST Optimist and Laser Teams for 5 years and Laser Coach at Conanicut YC in Newport for 4 years.  In 2009, Kathleen moved to Europe to coach Optimist and International 420s at the Compagnia della Vela in Venice, Italy.  She coached the University of Miami Team during the 2011-2012 seaon. In Fall of 2012, Kathleen returned to New England where she again coached the FAST and RIOT teams in Newport and while running Snipe Clinics in New England and Canada.

Kathleen has coached  5 girls to top 10 finishes at the US Junior Women’s Single-handed Championship, numerous boys to the US Jr. Singlehanded Championship (Smythe), the US High School Singlehanded Championship for the Cressy Trophy, and the Youth Champs.  She was nominated for the 2006 US Development Coach of the Year, after her team swept most of the youth Laser regattas throughout New England.

In February of 2016, Biscayne Bay Yacht Club in Miami reached out to Kathleen to spearhead their new youth windsurfing program in the Bic Techno.  Kathleen continues to coach in Newport, Miami, and travels within the US and abroad coaching clinics in various classes.