Coaching Clinics

Coaching Initiative

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:

Approved Coaches

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.

CoachCountryLanguages spokenLiving in
Damian Borras ESP esp, eng, ita, porESP_Menorca 
Roberto Fabini  URU esp, engURU
Ricardo Fabini URU esp, eng, porURU 
Martin FloresARG, ESPesp, eng, itaITA
Thomas FoghCANeng, fra, danCAN
Eric HeimUSAengUSA_west
Enrique QuinteroUSAesp, engUSA_east
Enrico SolerioITAita, eng, esp, fraITA
Ernesto RodriguezUSAesp, engUSA_east
Luis SoubieARGesp, engARG
George SzaboUSAengUSA_west
Alexandre TinocoBRApor, esp, engNED_BRA_TAN
Kathleen TockeUSAeng. fra, itaUSA_east
Cesar TravadoESPesp, engESP_east

Coaching Clinic Schedule

2014 – clinics held

Country FleetDatesContactCoach
Colombia Bogata Jan 6-9 Francisco CastilloLuis Soubie
Argentina Salta Feb 26-28 Alejandro TriggianoAlexandre Tinoco
PolandKamien PomorskisummerZbigniew RakocyAlexandre Tinoco
Italy Talamone September Francesco Fontana Kathleen Tocke

 2015 – clinic schedule

PeruLimaJan 9-11Diego FigueroaLuis Soubie
BrazilGuanabaraJanMario Eugenio Bonetti TavaresLuis Soubie
NorwayOsloMay 7-10 Birger Jansen Damian Borras
EcuadorSalinasMay 20-24Edgar DiminichRicky Fabini
SwedenMotalaJuly 6-8Tobias ChroneerDamian Borras
BelgiumAntwerpAug 17-24Andre CallotDamian Borras
CroatiaKvarnerSept 11-13Damir VranicLuis Soubie