It was in 1996 that I, Dan Slater, began coaching as a source of income to help fund my Olympic Campaign. I branded my newly formed “company” High Performance Sailing. I have coached and still coach sailors from all around the world at all levels. I am amongst only a few other Professional Coaches, who coach while still competing at the highest level in the sport.
Recently, High Performance Sailing has become a boat dealership for both the Laser Class and the VSR Chase Boats, in New Zealand and Internationally.
I still provide coaching at all levels in any class in both NZ and round the world. I do as much of the coaching as I can myself, but can also organize and supply other coaches for class Clinics or Club coaching with larger groups.
Another aspect of High Performance Sailing is the Professional Sailing that I do. I have a huge amount of experience and have been the Helmsman, Tactician, and Mainsheet trimmer in many classes both big and small.