2015 Ripple Opti Clinic : Columbia Gorge Racing Association

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CGRA is pleased to host the 2015 Ripple Opti Clinic. Sailors will be grouped according to skill level and experience into a Championship Fleet (intermediate/advanced) and a Green Fleet (novice). Coaching and drills will be tailored to sailors' needs, with a goal to provide a safe, fun learning experience for all participants. Don't miss this unique opportunity to polish up your racing skills with a world-class coaching staff in a world-class sailing venue - the Columbia River Gorge!

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  • May 12, 2015 21:33 EST

    Nico Winograd, Head Coach
    Nicolas “Nico” Winograd has been coaching US National teams at international events for the past 15 years and is currently head Opti coach at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Tiburon, CA. A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nico started sailing Optis at age seven and quickly moved into national and international competition. He qualified for and raced in six world championships in various junior and senior classes. In addition to a busy international racing schedule, Nico frequently serves as a trainer for various Olympic campaigns.

    Chris Pine, Assistant Coach
    Chris grew up sailing on the North Shore of Massachusetts. He has served as head coach of Opti teams in Florida, California, the British Virgin Islands and Massachusetts, consistently qualifying sailors for the USODA Team Trials and the US Opti National Team. He was the only US coach in attendance at the first Optisailors Clinic led by Bocha Pollitzer and Fernando "Happy" Alegre in Paracas, Peru. Chris now lives in San Francisco where he races V15s and trims on a J24. He has a graduate degree in education from UC Berkeley.


  • Mar 28, 2015 16:34

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