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Valencia- After a full winter workout, Dinghy Academy is now ready to take part in the first big event of the 2014 sailing season, the Trofeo Princesa Sofia – ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca in El Arenal (Palma de Mallorca, Spain). A big fleet of 810 boats and 1.136 sailors is converging to Mallorca for this monster event. The 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Trofeo Princesa Sofia is set to take place from March 31st to April 5th.

Dinghy Academy will be in Palma with a strong international Finn team, headed by his Team Captain, slovenian double medallist Vasilij Zbogar, who won in 2013 his first Finn major  title being crowned European Champion last July in Warnemünde, Germany. Dinghy Academy Team will sail in Palma, with athletes from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Turkey, Uruguay, Russia, Australia and Slovenija. The team can count among others with the national spanish team headed by Alejandro Muscat and Pablo Guitiàn, with italian strong match racer Simone Ferrarese, with portuguese Frederico Melo, hungarian Szombor Berecz and russian Arkadiy Kistanov. 94 Finn sailors are fully registered to sail in the Trofeo Princesa Sofia in El Arenal.

Pablo Guitiàn and Alejandro Muscat (ESP), training in heavy seas in Valencia

Pablo Guitiàn and Alejandro Muscat (ESP), training in heavy seas in Valencia

Head Coach Luca Devoti commented; “We have worked hard all winter long and this season is very important for us. I think we have reached a level that will allows small nations like Hungary, Portugal, Slovenija and important nations like Spain, Russia and Turkey to emerge to the top ten in the Olympic scene and I think we will be a force to be recognized and I am looking forward for a really exhilarating season”.

Dinghy Academy will sail in Palma also with four Laser sailors from Russia, Czek Republic and Spain. Dinghy Academy is launching in Palma its new laser training program based on the same principle of the Finn program.

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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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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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