3 days for OPTIMIST COACHES  -   practical and theoretical workshops, sharing of experience and ideas, work with the best athletes, insights from TOP experts . Philosophy of the event is  ‘from coaches to coaches’ creating moment where  everyone can share and grow - all together! 

2nd edition

After positive feedbacks and requests, we have decided to launch a second edition for the 3 days event  for OPTIMIST COACHES. Practical and theoretical workshops, sharing of experience and ideas, work with the best athletes, insights from TOP experts . Philosophy of the event is  ‘from coaches to coaches’ creating moment where  everyone can share and grow - all together! 

WHEN:  3-5 NOVEMBER  2023


The topics will be encouraged and discussions will be supported by our  world class coaches:


Coach  of one of the world’s best teams in 2022 - Ukraine team (Silver team in the Worlds,   numerous podiums and victories  in an international regattas)  and one of most titled sailor Sviatoslav Madonich.


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).



One of the  most noted  international  judges, specialized  in ‘RULES COACHING’, leading  expert  of  Italian  Optimist Association and GAN team. By being expert of team e match race he has given a significant contribution  to lead Italian teams  to the TOP  results  in an  international  level.

Other special guests might be added closer to the event.


Rigging: The coaches will be put in the condition to experiment different styles of rigging from classical way of settings to mythological technics.

Downwind: Study of different techniques of downwind sailing, putting emphasis on the application of the theory.

Maneuvers: Teaching the skill of tacking step by step with a didactic progression, the aim o the workshop is to identify the correct sequence of movements that allows different sailors to achieve a perfect tack.

Team race: after a high demand about the topic we decided to dedicate a full day going into the fascinating world of team race. Our didactic approach will touch the basics and the milestones of this discipline. World class sailors will demonstrate the blocks and strategies on the water.


After the experience of the first Coach event in 2022 we decided to adjust the program according to the requests advanced by the coaches. The core organization will remain untouched but the emphasis of the clinic will be redirected on the practical topics.

The schedule will be organized including the following didactic methods:

  • Round Table discussions
  • Try and explain method
  • Video briefings
  • Technical speeches
  • Direct feedback - Coach to Athlete and Athlete to Coach

The moderators will open the discussion about the topics and display an engaging lesson that will end up in a mutual exchange of opinions.

For the 2nd edition of the CD coach clinic the aim is to be as much as possible on the water, applying the theory and exchanging thoughts with the coaches and athletes.

Our TOP CD sailors will be invited to show and try skills according to the program requests. Is a unique opportunity to establish a communication with the athletes in an environment without the stress of the competition.

The “special guest” figure has the purpose of inspiring the coaches, bringing on the table topics which are difficult to approach during the normal daily routine of a coach, reveling secrets and solving doubts.This year Michele Ricci, actual Team Race expert and International jury, will cover this position.

For the first time, the team race will be discuss in an international clinic and we are looking forward to it :)


Friday 3/11

9.00 meeting in Campione (meeting room) Welcome speech, explanation of the program and daily schedule.

9.30-12.00 Workshop 1 - Topic: Rigging

12.00 Lunch

13.00 - 17.00 Session on the water : Application of the rigging - Speed Test

17.00 - 19.00 Workshop 2 - Topic: Downwind

20.00-  Dinner

Saturday 4/11

8.30 meeting in Campione and quick brief

9.00-12.00  Session on the Water  -  Topic: Downwind   

12.00 Lunch

13.00 - 14.30 Workshop 3 - Topic: Maneuvers

14.30-17.30 Session on the Water  -  Topic: Maneuvers

17.30 - 18.30 Debriefing 

18.30 - 20.00 Guest Speech - Topic Team race

20.00 dinner

Sunday 5/11

8.30 meeting in campione and quick brief

9.30-13.30 Session on the Water  -  Topic: Team race  

13.30 lunch

14.30 - 16.00 video briefing about the team race session

16.00 - 17.00 final  brief and discussions


WS1: Rigging

During this workshop, the coaches, will experience different styles of rigging with different types of gear. The organization will dipose different tipe of rigs and sails and the moderators will ask the participants to set the sails in different ways. All the settings will be tested also on the water.

WS2: The Downwind

The moderators will explain different styles of downwind and the theory behind them. The lesson will include videos and a practical session on the water.

WS3: Maneuvers

Tacks and jibes will be analyzed deeply, showing an example of didactic progression and correction of mistakes. The moderators will explain step by step the maneuvers answering to all the questions about the topic. The workshop will be followed by a session on the water to test the skills and capture images and videos.

WS 4: Team Race

Michele Ricci will explain from the basics of the discipline to the most difficult skills, the participants will be able to ask all the questions regarding the topic. A whole session will be dedicated to test the skills on the water.


The training is organized in Campione Univela Hostel in Via Riccardo Cozzaglio 1, 25010 Campione del Garda, Italy   Surrounded by trees and mountains on Lake Garda's shores, around 5 km. from Limone sul Garda and 19 km from Riva Del Garda, with a private beach, equipment and structure for the water sports. The rooms feature a balcony with mountain or lake views, TV, air conditioning, internet and private bathroom.

Getting There – we have not foreseen the organized  transport , but if somebody needs a help to get in the location from Riva Del Garda  or Limone   sul Garda-  just let us know , we will be happy to help.


Drop us an email ; message, WhatsApp or call:   +39.327.731.0725 (Zane) +39. 348.231.0323 (Claudio)   for more information and  participation request.

We will come back to you by confirming your participation and giving all the information about finalizing your registration and payment. 



PARTICIPATION FEE: 340 Eur  for 3 days of workshop. 

It also includes the official  C.s.e.n (Italian Amateur sports association) membership card which we are requested to provide for the participants of the public sports events.  

Once we have confirmed your registration we will provide you an invoice that can be paid  by a standard bank transfer. 


FULL PACKAGE: 130 Eur for 3 days

The training, accommodation and   meals  are   organized   all in  the same  place  -  Campione Univela.  We have agreed on  special collaboration prices of the event  -  130 Eur  for  3 days  with  a following package: 

-  overnight stay – 2 nights (3.11  -  5.11 )  in the double room  shared with another coach

-  breakfast (4.11 ; 5.11)

-  lunch (3.11; 4.11; 5.11)

-  dinner (3.11 ;  4.11)

In case you need  to modify the participant package – to shorten or  prolong your stay , that’s not a problem.  In this case  please check up directly with the location the costs of your stay in line  with  your travelling plans and reserved prices  for the Coach Event participants.


In case you don’t need an overnight stay, please feel to organize your presence in line with the training hours, though the common dinner time sharing and discussing the experience of the day is a great moment and we  will miss you  😊

In this case  you can choose to participate  in  the common lunch  - costs of 35 Eur for 3 days , or grab something from the  restaurant menu on your choice.