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Valencia, Spain-Dinghy Academy is now officially the first ISAF Approved Training Center worldwide. The news piece will be live on Thursday October 2nd on the ISAF website, www.sailing.org, and then go out to our ‘World Sailing newsletter’ which you can encourage everyone to sign up to here: www.sailing.org/follow/newsletters

The purpose of an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Approved Training Centre is to:

  • Provide an effective training and development programme for athletes and coaches, from any ISAF Member National Authority (MNA), who are working towards participation in Olympic and World class sailing events.
  • Contribute to an Increase in the number of nations regularly participating in ISAF events.
  • Assist all MNAs with whom they are in contact to access training that will help their National Sailors qualify and ultimately attend the Sailing Competition at the Olympic Games.


Video room view. Foto Tognozzi

Video room view. Foto Tognozzi

The ISAF Approved Training Centre will:

  • Be effective in developing both athletes and coaches throughout a specified period in their career which is anticipated will extend beyond activity in the Centre to competitive participation at World class events.
  • Have the resources, either internally or through formal links with appropriate external organisations, to provide for the holistic development of athletes and coaches that ensure their safety in the broadest possible terms.
  • Have an organisational structure that ensures sustainability, at least throughout the period for which support to specific athletes has been agreed.


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About Dinghy Academy

The British Olympic sailing team has proved that only a coordinated and motivated group of high-level athletes can win in the highest levels of sailing. However, no other country has such a base big enough to do it. That's why Dinghy Academy was created. It puts together a well-assorted team of Olympic champions from various countries in one high-level training center under the guidance of some of the world's top specialists.
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Meet Our Team

The force of Dinghy Academy lies in its people, a group of some of the world's most experienced athletes, coaches and technical experts in the sport of sailing. They work together as a multidisciplinary team, guaranteeing that all participants in the Dinghy Academy reach their full potential
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Products for Success

Dinghy Academy has entered into exclusive collaboration deals with a number of specialized companies in the nautical sector that will provide a competitive advantage to its sailors. Concept Finn masts The new Concept Sailracing Finn mast has been developed by Michele Marchesine and his team who has launched the new Concept Sailracing CK01 Finn Mast. Nanoprom produces and markets innovative and often unique solutions for the treatment of surfaces with nano-technologically.
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