Performance Coach

From a young age, Ireland-born Dara started sailing in the Optimist class, representing his country at many International regattas around Europe. He soon progressed to the Laser 4.7 and Radial classes, taking part in World and European Championship competitions. While he was still sailing the Laser Radial at youth level, Dara began to coach Optimist,…

Performance Coach

Artur Ponieczynski, originally from the Polish capital of Warsaw, has a degree in the Logistics of Economic Systems from the University of National Defence in Warsaw. He has sailed throughout his life, in a wide-ranging range of boats from Optimist to 49er while collecting an impressive stack of National and World Championship medals. Artur was…

Senior Performance Coach, Fitness Trainer and Dietitian

Roger is currently the Performance Director at the Abu Dhabi Sailing Yacht Club, where he is managing the development of Abu Dhabi sailing. Roger’s passion for coaching has been reflected in an impressive array of results with his athletes winning medals in the 4.7, Radial and Standard rigs at World and European level. Roger is…

Strength and conditioning coach

Nigel McCarthy from Malta is our Strength and Conditioning Coach. Nigel having a Master’s Degree in Sports Science from the University of St Mary’s, London and during this period in the United Kingdom he coach at St Mary’s Richmond Athletics Club and through that experience has work with a number of medaling athletes at the…

Chief Instructor at RMYC Sailing School

The first thing that impresses you when you meet Rüya is her passion for being on the water, and she’s able to successfully pass that passion onto her students. From Istanbul in Turkey with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bahçeşehir, after successfully finishing her degree Rüya travelled to New Zealand, where…

Senior Performance Coach and Director

Alex first joined SailCoach as an Emerging Nations Programme (ENP) athlete competing in the Olympic Laser World Cup Series. He has proudly represented his home nation Moldova at 5 Laser World Championships and 7 European Championships, a feat never before achieved by a Moldovan sailor. Alex successfully integrated his role as a full-time athlete with…

Senior Performance Coach

As the Founder of Sailing Academy Gran Canaria (a SailCoach sister organisation), Tamas is a successful and innovative coach. Along with Trevor Millar, Tamas shares the philosophies essential to what make SailCoach the unique success that it is. Unquestionably one of the most successful coaches in the last number of years on the underage circuit,…

Founder and Executive Director

Where to start! Trevor’s innovative coaching style has landed him a countless awards and honours over the past 40 years, with his athletes winning Olympic medals, European titles, World number one rankings, ISAF Youth medals and many World Cup and Europa Cup victories.