Dinghycoach is a Sailing Management & Coaching company founded in 2010 by Pim Stumpel. Later merged with Optisailors, founded in 2001 by Gonzalo “Bocha” Pollitzer, one of the worlds leading youth coaches. Dinghycoach organizes high level clinics, training camps & regattas for sailors from youth classes to Olympic athletes. Dinghycoach also manages two sailing centers, in Lanzarote & The Netherlands.

We at Dinghycoach focus on getting the best performance out of sailing athletes and teams, helping them set and achieve goals by coaching, program management and providing all round professional support.



We have coached and managed several athletes on their way to the Olympics. Currently Bocha is coaching the 49erFX Argentinian Olympic team qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.


We have some of the most experienced coaches for youth classes on the planet! Over the past 15 years our coaches have won so many medals in the most important youth classes at European or World Championships:
Optimist 17 Medals at IODA Europeans or Worlds
Laser 8 Medals at Europeans or Worlds
29er 5 Medals at Europeans or Worlds


We offer private coaching in Optimist, Laser, 29ers, 49ers & foiling classes in our sailing centers in Lanzarote & Medemblik or a tailor made program at a location of choice.
For enquiries please contact us at info@dinghycoach.com


With our years of experience in youth classes we decided to offer open clinics for Optimist, Laser, 29er & Waszp. Our clinics are based out of our sailing centers or pre-event clinics for the major events in Europe. For more info on our clinics, go here.


Over the years we have organized several regattas for Optimist and other classes. Our biggest event is the Optimist Halloween Regatta in Lanzarote, which is now an official Canary Qualification Regatta. We also organize practice regattas for Olympic classes in Lanzarote during their winter training camps.


We are proud to have 2 places we call “home”. Our training center in Lanzarote and our training center in Medemblik, the Netherlands. At these training centers we accommodate Olympic and youth athletes and provide them with an excellent environment for training.


We maintain a fleet of Optimist, Lasers, 29ers, 49ers and more then 8 coach boats available throughout Europe. For enquiries feel free to contact us at info@dinghycoach.com.


Throughout the years we have specialized in all types of logistics for individual athletes, teams or federations. We will be able to provide transport for your ribs, boats or vans throughout Europe without a problem. Contact us at info@dinghycoach.com for more information or enquiries.


We provide management services for year-round and seasonal sailing programs. We manage as well several Olympic projects, including planification, financial and logistic aspects. In case you need support with your campaign, contact us at info@dinghycoach.com