Pre-sailing training model piloting experiment

Pre-sailing training model piloting experiment


Dr.Hab., Professor A.A. Zaitsev1
Dr.Hab., Dr.Sc.Psych., Professor A.B. Serykh2
Associate Professor E.V. Kharisov1
1Kaliningrad State Technical University, Kaliningrad
2Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad

Objective of the study was to analyze benefits of a special pre-sailing training model to make sea cadets competent for a sailing practice on a sailboat. The sea cadets skills analysis in practices on a sailing boat and sea-service-specific qualities tests showed that the sea cadets’ competency for the service shall include at least the following elements: mental fitness (volitional qualities and existential values); physical qualities (dominated by anaerobic-lactate and anaerobic-aerobic endurance); dexterity (in practical service skills); statokinetic balancing skills; immunity to sea sickness (tolerance to vessel rolling and pitching); and practical service abilities. The model piloting experiment provided the grounds to list the following necessary pre-sailing training tools and components:
• Overall endurance trainings with application of the indoor training simulators in anaerobic and mixed regimen;
• Statokinetic balance training assisted by training simulators;
• Immunity to sea sickness building trainings with simulators modeling intra- and inter-analyzer and super-sensor conflicts;
• Strength building trainings with versatile grips;
• Active/ team sports;
• Courage cultivation and training tools; and
• Sea obstacle courses for practical training of the sea service skills and abilities.

Keywords: sea cadets, sea-service-specific physical training, sailing practice.


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