The SCIRA Board created a program to begin in 2014 to work with developing nations and growing fleets. Below is the outline to implement the project and offer some of our sailors the chance to introduce Snipes to these newer countries.
Countries requesting a Clinic
Complete the Clinic request form and submit to the SCIRA office for consideration and scheduling.
Sailors Offering Coaching
Complete the Coaching Application form and submit to the SCIRA office for consideration and scheduling.
Clinics to new countries/fleets
- Program (SCIRA) provides coach & pays travel & daily coaching rate for 3 days (anything beyond must be covered by host fleet/country)
- Country provides housing, meals & coach boat/fuel for coach as well as transportation to/from airport and club.
- Country provides equipment (marks, audio/visual, etc) for clinic
- We utilize coaches in appropriate hemispheres and those that can speak in the host country’s language for better comprehension.
- Clinics could be held prior to a regatta to apply knowledge learned.
SCIRA may be able to provide stickers and additional promotional items if requested in advance.
For more information on the Initiative, contact SCIRA Executive Director Jerelyn Biehl at: or find additional information on the Snipe website: www.snipe.org
the following coaches have submitted resumes and accepted terms of the SCIRA Coaching Program. Contact the SCIRA office if you would like to view any resume of a coach.
|Coach||Country||Languages spoken||Living in|
|Damian Borras||ESP||esp, eng, ita, por||ESP_Menorca|
|Roberto Fabini||URU||esp, eng||URU|
|Ricardo Fabini||URU||esp, eng, por||URU|
|Martin Flores||ARG, ESP||esp, eng, ita||ITA|
|Thomas Fogh||CAN||eng, fra, dan||CAN|
|Enrique Quintero||USA||esp, eng||USA_east|
|Enrico Solerio||ITA||ita, eng, esp, fra||ITA|
|Ernesto Rodriguez||USA||esp, eng||USA_east|
|Luis Soubie||ARG||esp, eng||ARG|
|Alexandre Tinoco||BRA||por, esp, eng||NED_BRA_TAN|
|Kathleen Tocke||USA||eng. fra, ita||USA_east|
|Cesar Travado||ESP||esp, eng||ESP_east|
Coaching Clinic Schedule
2014 – clinics held
|Colombia||Bogata||Jan 6-9||Francisco Castillo||Luis Soubie|
|Argentina||Salta||Feb 26-28||Alejandro Triggiano||Alexandre Tinoco|
|Poland||Kamien Pomorski||summer||Zbigniew Rakocy||Alexandre Tinoco|
|Italy||Talamone||September||Francesco Fontana||Kathleen Tocke|
2015 – clinic schedule
|Peru||Lima||Jan 9-11||Diego Figueroa||Luis Soubie|
|Brazil||Guanabara||Jan||Mario Eugenio Bonetti Tavares||Luis Soubie|
|Norway||Oslo||May 7-10||Birger Jansen||Damian Borras|
|Ecuador||Salinas||May 20-24||Edgar Diminich||Ricky Fabini|
|Belgium||Antwerp||Aug 17-24||Andre Callot||Damian Borras|
|Croatia||Kvarner||Sept 11-13||Damir Vranic||Luis Soubie|