CD SAILS ACADEMY JULY 12-14, MONFALCONE. Dragan Gasic, Pavlo Dontsov, Paolo Mariotti, Adriano Quan Cardi.

Bring your skills to the next level and train with TOP level international coaches and sailors -  Dragan Gasic, Pavlo Dontsov, Paolo Mariotti, Adriano Quan Cardi.  CD Sails academy will take place from 12-14 July 2022. Just  before regatta Optimist Gold Cup (16 -18.07).

Train with TOP level international coaches and sailors

CD Sails academy session  before regatta Optimist Gold Cup



July 12 – 14.07. 2022

Academy is organized to combine academy  and regatta OPTIMIST GOLD CUP  from 16-18 July, YC Monfalcone



YC Monfalcone ( ex. YC Hannibal)

Via Bagni Nuova, 41, 34074 Monfalcone GO


For Who

High level /medium high level  



Dragan Gasic: One of the most titled coaches in the Optimist class of all the times, braking many winning records with his athletes and  regularly taking the first places  on the podiums of World, European and National championships.

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.

Adriano Quan Cardi:   Optimist European Champion 2020

Claudio Demartis: Owner of CD Sails, founder of Olympic Sails. Sailor of many successes at a national and international level, winner of 3 world championships.


Work Program

The aim of the training is to give solutions of how to plan, prepare, manage and finish the regatta carrying out the maximum performance. Some of the various elements of the  program:

Theory: special attention to the problematics of the starts, planning and execution of the race strategy

Practice: 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, regulation and work with the sail to achieve the maximum performance, experience sharing, suggestions and support of European Optimist champion.



Tuesday 12.07

  • 11:00 gathering  at YC Monfalcone sailing club, boat set up, preparation
  • 12:00 briefing
  • 12:30 sailing session 
  • 17:00 closure of  training
  • 17:30 debriefing - video analysis with target feedback

Wednesday 13.07

  • 11:00 gathering  at YC Monfalcone sailing club, boat set up, preparation
  • 12:00 briefing
  • 12:30 sailing session  
  • 17:00 closure of  training
  • 17:30 debriefing - video analysis with target feedback

 Thursday 14.07

  •  10:30  gathering  at YC Monfalcone sailing club, boat set up, preparation
  • 11:00  briefing
  • 12:00 sailing session  
  • 16:30 closure of training
  • 17:00 debriefing  with video analysis and targeted feedback

 In one of the days  in the morning or evening -  according to meteorogical conditions

  • visit of the  sail making loft  in  Monfalcone, via consiglio d’europa 41. ‘Understand your sail’ - theoretical and practical journey of how  the Optimist sail is being made  -  starting from the project, assembly, all  the way till the final sail.  You  will see how the shape and deepness of the sail has been created  -  how and why sails are different and what it means for sailor and performance.  

!!Schedule is provisional


Charter  boat

In case it’s needed, we can organize the possibility to rent the charter boats in the location for additional costs. In case you need a charter boat, please send us information  clearly identifying the needed equipment in  the charter booking form.


It will be possible to get  the new CD sail  as the part  of the training  package or  test it during  the academy days.  If you are choosing   the package coaching + sail,   please give us a note  about the sailors weight.


1) Package Coaching & Sail: 750.00 Eur + VAT (22 %) 

In the package is  included  CD Sail of your choice +  coaching

2) Only coaching: 450.00 Eur + VAT (22 %)


Trainers package:  possibility to learn and work together in the rib with academy coaches:  300.00 Eur + VAT(22 %)                                                                 

The places are limited-  max  8 places available. 

Application and  Payment

To apply, please send us the documents  attached  below:

  • Application form
  • Consent
  • Eventual information about the charter

After we have received  the application, we will send you  the confirmation and an invoice with all the payment details included. The payment can be done  via  standard bank transfer.

The payment confirmation  must be sent before the first academy day. 


Organizer  Details


Duino Aurisina (Ts), Frazione Duino 67 N, Cap 34011, Italia

Company registration number:  01069360327



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

- The participants have to  organize the  accommodation and lunch box independently.

If you decide to participate  in the Optimist  Gold Cup right after the training, you can check the   accommodation  in the   ‘Nuovo Hotel Operai’  and   ‘Sam Hotel’  that offers conventioned prices   for Yacht Club  Monfalcone and regatta Optimist  Gold Cup. 

Please feel free to contact us for any further details
CD Sails 

Zane Kukurane
+ 39 327 7310725


-   Click here to download REGISTRATION FORM 

-  Click here to download CONSENT 

-  Click here to download CHARTER BOOKING FORM