Roman Teply was a member of the national team of the Czech Republic and coach of the Finn class in four Olympics. He is the CEO of the Devoti Sailing shipyard and is in charge of Finn research and development. All Finn boats that raced in the London 2012 Olympic Games were built under his quality control. Teply is also the technical advisor of top athletes such as Jonathan Lobert, bronze Finn medalist in the London 2012 Olympics.
Luca Devoti has more than 20 years experience in the world’s top sailing circuits, either as a sailor, skipper or coach. He was silver medalist in the Finn class in the 1997 Europeans and 2000 Olympics. From 2004 to 2007 he was skipper and technical director of +39 Challenge, challenge to the 32nd America’s Cup. He was in charge selecting the crew, drafting programs and running the entire team. He has a long and vast experience in coaching, being the Finn Irish coach in the 2004 Olympics and then of the Italian Olympic team in 2008 and 2012. Finally, he’s a long-standing technical advisor to the Italian Olympic Team.
Michele Tognozzi, sailing journalist and sailor. He covered five Olympics Games, three America’s Cup and the last five editions of the Volvo Ocean Race for Fare Vela, the italian top sailing magazine and website. He is the editor of Fare Vela and, first of all, a true sailing lover, experienced in cruising throughout all the Mediterranean. He is also sport manager at Club Velico Castiglione della Pescaia (Tuscany, Italy). As a sailor he won two italian Soling Championships and is an active member of the italian Finn Master fleet.
An economist by training and profession, now looking for his old passion, the wind.
The force of Dinghy Academy lies in its people
A group of some of the world’s most experienced athletes, coaches and technical experts in the sport of sailing. They work together as a multidisciplinary team, guaranteeing that all participants in the Dinghy Academy reach their full potential.