HALLOWEEN CUP EDITION 27-29.10 with Marcello Meringolo, Marco Gradoni, Claudio Demartis

3 training days in October 27-29  with Marcello Meringolo, Marco Gradoni and Claudio Demartis just before the Optimist Halloween Cup in Torbole.

Ready for the next edition of CD Sails academy? 

We have a 3 exciting days for you in  mind  just before the  8th  edition of the Halloween cup. 

Join our training just before with  Marcello Meringolo, Marco Gradoni and Claudio Demartis and show your best  in the famous autumn regatta right  after.

As  a tradition -  we  come with  world’s best coaches, experts and technicians in the Optimist class and the possibility to try the new Optimist sails designed by Claudio Demartis.  


October 27 - 29 2020


Torbole, Garda lake 

For Who

Minimum 10 years old, with experience


Marcello Meringolo: Optimist coach since 1998. Italian team Optimist coach for world championships. 

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.

Marco Gradoni: Three-time Optimist Class World Champion- the first sailor to ever achieve this result. Awarded as 2019 male Rolex World Sailor of the Year.

Work Program

  • Improvement of the general technical level
  • Work on the manoeuvres and starts
  • Video analysis with targeted feedback
  • Regulation and work with the sail to achieve the maximum performance
  • Experience sharing, suggestions and support of triple Optimist world champion

Schedule Tuesday 27.10 - Thursday 29.10
- 8:30- gathering  at Torbole Sailing Club and preparing  for start (Via Lungolago Conca d'Oro, 12)
- ~12:30 lunch  in boat  ( please take with your lunch box)
- 15:00 closure of  training
- 15:30 debriefing


We suggest to come with complete equipment and own boat except the sail. It will be possible to  buy  the sail  as the part  of the training  package or  test it during  the academy days

1) Package Coaching & Sail: 650.00 Eur + VAT (22 %) ->  793.00 Eur

In the package is  included  CD Sail of your choice  (flat , medium or power) for a special price   +  3 training days with Marcello Meringolo, Marco Gradoni and Claudio Demartis 

2) Only coaching: 450.00 Eur + VAT (22 %) ->  549.00 Eur 

3 training days with Marcello Meringolo, Marco Gradoni and Claudio Demartis. You are more than welcomed  to  test the CD Sail during the academy days. 

Once  your  registration is confirmed,  we will issue  and send you the invoice.  We  kindly ask you to do the payment only after   you have received the invoice with all the payment details included.  We   normally ask to send us the payment confirmation  before the  first academy day. 


We are happy  to  organize this academy edition together with our partner  Swewind AB  (https://webshop.swewind.eu).
To register for the optimist sailing  course please fill in the subscription downloading it and sending it to  Kerem Sanack kerem@swewind.eu . Once the registration form is sent, you will be contacted  to confirm  your registration. 


All boats must have a valid insurance and all the participants have to have the valid class  card.


The participants have to  organize independently   the  acomodation.  

To use as much as possible   the  favourable  wind conditions  of  Garda Lake in  October , we  plan one  sailing session per day  without  interruptions  with the lunch box in boat.    Every participant has to take care for the lunch box independently.  Coaches will have the water   and energy bars   available whenever needed. 

Please feel free to contact us for any further details
Swewind AB
Kerem Sanack:
CD Sails
+39 327 7310725


Documents for application

Please click here to download the registration form!