Dinghy Duels Sailing Academy and Head Coach Vasilis Christodoulou offer a sailing youth development program in the Optimist class for ages 6‐14 and in the Olympic Laser class for ages 15‐21. Dinghy Duels Sailing Academy focuses on building fundamental sailing skills, strong character and confidence in and out of the water, safety and fair‐play, with full respect for the “Olympic Charter of Athletes’ Rights.”
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Our goal is the development of youth sailor athletes and not their manipulation for purposes alien to athletics and irrespective to their expectations. As it is impossible to say who will eventually have the potentials to become a future Champion, we believe that every future sailor deserves specialised attention, in order to keep this perspective alive. The Academy focus on safety and fair-play, while cultivating a culture based on the “Athlete’s Ten Commitments” and the declaration of the “Olympic Charter of Athletes’ Rights”.
Sailing is a sport regulated by unstable weather conditions, evolving equipment, patience and discipline. We do not believe in rapid training programs, but in hard work and dedication for reaching your goals. The Club understands that the frequency of attendance is sometimes subject to personal, social and family obligations of the athletes. However, it is clarified that great results in sailing come only by consistency in training and performance equipment; otherwise, it is emphasized to athletes and families, that expectations must be adjusted accordingly. Performance sailing in National and International level is eventually achieved when the athlete’s family commits to invest and adopt the relative guidance given by the Academy.
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