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 that of development coach at SailCoach, imparting his extensive experience across several classes including Optimist, 4.7, Radial, and recently at the Rio Olympic Games. Achievements in these classes led Alex to take up the position of Senior Performance Coach with SailCoach, allowing more SailCoach sailors to benefit from his expertise. Alex won a World Sailing Training Scholarship which further developed his skill set as a National Training Programme Manager, allowing him to put in place and manage an effective and sustainable National Sail Training Programmes. Alex studied at the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and he has also earned a Diploma in Coaching and Sports Management from the National Institute of Physical Education and Sport, Moldova. He further holds a Level 4 Certificate in the Foundations of Coaching from the University of Malta. He is fluent in English and a native Russian and Romanian speaker.