Bring your skills to the next level and train with TOP level international coaches and sailors .   In the January-July  period  we have planned   2 Academy editions. You can  join one or both of them :)

Currently we have planned  2  editions of CD Sails Academy:

-  April  2-4 in Riva Del Garda  before Lake Garda Meeting 

- July - 25-27  in Monfalcone  before 2 regattas Optimist Gold Cup and  Aico Cup

Our Academy editions are organized in 3  but very intense days.  Our aim is to bring together and offer to sailors the group of TOP coaches ,experts and technicians in the Optimist class allowing to bring your skills to the next level . We  carefully select our coaches to create the successful and efficient combination of  various experiences, approaches and methods and assure that you get out the  maximum result of these 3 days with us. 

For Who:

Medium  and  High level with racing experience


APRIL 2-3-4 

3 Academy days before

41° Lake Garda Meeting Optimist - Fraglia Vela Riva, Italy  (5-9.05)

with Pavlo Dontsov,   Paolo Mariotti, Claudio Demartis,   

More guest coaches can be added closer to date.


JULY 25-27

3 Academy  days before

Optimist Gold Cup, YC Monfalcone , Italy ( 28-30.07)  &

Aico Cup, Triestina Della Vela, Trieste, Italy (31.07-2.08)

Pavlo Dontsov,  Claudio Demartis, Paolo Mariotti, Santiago Lopez

WHERE:  The training is organized in YC Monfalcone 


Coaches & Experts:   

Pavlo Dontsov: Internationally  recognized Optimist  coach  of Ukraine team and one of the last year’s most titled sailor Sviatoslav Madonich. During the last year Pavlo team has taken the highest podiums  and victories in all the most important  international regattas.

Paolo Mariotti: One of the most known Italian coaches, has been working with many talented  world level sailors  including Adriano Quan Cardi -  Optimist European Champion. 

Santiago Lopez: One of the most experienced  coaches  working with many talented and  recognized sailors. Currently Head Coach  of National Optimist team in Finland.

Claudio Demartis: Owner of CD Sails, founder of Olimpic Sails. Sailor of many successes at a national and international level, winner of 3 world championships. Sail making  experience  of more than 40 years,  vast technical knowledge of Optimist sailing equipment


Work Program:

We will give solutions of how to plan, prepare, manage and finish the regatta carrying out the maximum performance.

Some of the topics are: problematics of the starts, planning and execution of the race strategy, improvement of the technical level, work on the manoeuvres, simulation of starts, plan and defend your start position, race simulations, video analysis with targeted feedback. We pay an important  attention also to the choice and work  with the sailing  equipment - set up, regulation, testing  according to each sailor characteristics  as  an important part of the sailor's  performance.


Each training  day consists of trainings in water (approx.70%) and the classroom lessons( approx.30%). 

The Academy training  in 25-27 July includes also the session in the sail making factory, letting to cover more in details  the technical and equipment  arguments.

We will  communicate  the  exact schedule and  hours  directly to  the participants. 

Optimist charter  boats:

Fully equipped charter boats are available for our events with cost   of 45 Eur per day.


390  Eur  + VAT   for the event  of 3 days. 

After  we have confirmed your  participation, we will share the  invoice with the  payment details.  


- All boats must have a valid insurance and medical  certificate.

- The participants have to  organize the  accommodation and lunch box independently.  During the training water and snacks will be available  in the coach ribs. 

- We do not organize accommodation, but we can help with advice.

For booking & more details: 

Email, call, whatsapp... whatever solution you prefer- we are here  for you  ;)
+ 39 327 7310725