Professional sailing instructor, Emiliano Bolgeri trains Junior Sailing Club

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Professionally known sailing instructor, Emiliano Bolgeri is leading a 15 day training camp for the San Pedro Junior Sailing Club on techniques and tactics of sailing dinghies. Bolgeri is an Argentinian native currently working with the Guatemalan Junior Sailing Club. The intense summer program started on Monday, July 1st, with kids getting a chance to learn from one of the best trainers in the industry.

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The 17 young sailors participating in the summer program are learning disciplinary skills as well as other valuable lessons needed for professional sailing. According to Bolgeri, patience, coordination, discipline, balance and logical thinking is necessary for any sailor. “It is important for the children to start practicing at a very young age; the best age would be about seven years old. These children here today can achieve the skills needed to participate in international races with practice and discipline in the skill of sailing,” said Bolgeri. Sailing takes a lot of skills and energy, but according to Bolgeri it is not all about physical strength, “This is a sport where you have to be in good physical shape but at the same time you need coordination and concentration. Sailing teaches logical thinking, each decision brings about different possibilities. Sailors have to often make many on-the-spot decisions during a race.”

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The sailing camp is scheduled to finish on Saturday, July 13th and runs from 9:30AM to 4PM. Bolgeri said he is glad to provide his services, especially when doing it in paradise. “I don’t know another place with such good conditions for navigation. This is the perfect place for training. The temperature is right, as is the wind and the water conditions. The wind is predominant from the East and that is very essential in sailing,” he concluded.

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The San Pedro Junior Sailing Club thanks the gracious generosity and support of Graham and Ruth Verralls of Caribbean Villas, as well as Tropic Air. Caribbean Villas has both hosted and sponsored the two week training camp for the sailing club members. Children interested in participating in the sailing club can come to an open house on July 20th from (10AM) at the Caribbean Villas dock to experience sailing first hand and see what the fun is all about.

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