CD SAILS ACADEMY JULY 25-27 , Monfalcone before 2 regattas Optimist Gold Cup and Aico Cup

CD Sails Clinic- 3 days   before 2 regattas  in Trieste Optimist Gold Cup and  Aico Cup with Pavlo Dontsov, Paolo Mariotti, Santiago Lopez

CD SAILS  ACADEMY  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



JULY 25-27

3 Academy  days before 2 Optimist regattas in Trieste area. 

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

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



Pavlo Dontsov,  Dragan Gasic, Claudio Demartis, Paolo Mariotti, Santiago Lopez

More coaches  can be added closer to date.



The training is organized in YC Monfalcone (Via Bagni Nuova, 41, 34074 Monfalcone GO) -  same location of Optimist  Gold Cup   (part of Kinder  Joy of Moving)  and just   half an hour drive  from the next regatta in the area  -  Aico Cup in  Triestina Della Vela (8 Pontile Istria, Trieste, TS 34123, 34123 Trieste TS)


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.

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.

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. Master’s degree in Sport Science, currently head coach  of the Helsingfors Segelklubb (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%). 

Provisional programme:

10:00 gathering at YC Monfalcone sailing club, boat set up, preparation
11:30 lunch in the club
12:00 briefing
12:30 sailing session
17:00 closure of training
17:30 debriefing - video analysis with target feedback

During one of  of the 3 days  will be organized the 2 hours  session in the sail making factory. Sailors w will have a chance to  understand why and how the sail models are different, what are the factors affecting the sail performance in various conditions,  how to  choose the right  Optimist equipment and get a maximum performance out of it.  

We will  communicate  the  exact schedule and  hours closer to date. 



We do not organize accommodation, but we can help with advice, please ask :) There are foreseen various accommodations in  the area  with collaboration prices for  the participants  of Optimist Gold Cup and Aico Cup .



We will organize the lunch   included in the price :)


Optimist charter  boats:

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



390  Eur  + VAT 22% (if applicable)  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.


For booking & more details: 

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