Throughout the year we offer a wide range of clinics for Optimist, Lasers & 29ers with top-level coaches all working according to our DinghyCoach vision and standard. During our clinics in Lanzarote we aim to improve the level of sailors through structured training sessions covering all aspects required to compete at the highest level. This includes physical, technical, tactical & mental training.


Optimist - Halloween Clinic 1

October 25, 2020 10:00 am

Laser - Halloween Clinic 1

October 25, 2020 10:15 am

29er - Halloween Clinic 1

October 25, 2020 10:20 am

Optimist - Halloween Regatta 2020

October 30, 2020 10:00 am

Optimist - Halloween Clinic 2

November 2, 2020 10:00 am

Laser - Halloween Clinic 2

November 2, 2020 10:15 am

29er - Halloween Clinic 2

November 2, 2020 10:20 am

Optimist - Christmas Clinic

December 19, 2020 10:00 am

Laser - Christmas Clinic

December 19, 2020 10:15 am

29er - Christmas Clinic

December 19, 2020 10:20 am

Optimist - New Years Clinic

December 27, 2020 10:00 am

Laser - New Years Clinic

December 27, 2020 10:15 am

29er - New Years Clinic

December 27, 2020 10:20 am

Optimist - 3 Kings Clinic

January 2, 2021 10:00 am

Laser - 3 Kings Clinic

January 2, 2021 10:15 am

29er - 3 Kings Clinic

January 2, 2021 10:20 am

Optimist - Carnival 1 Clinic

February 8, 2021 10:00 am

Laser - Carnival 1 Clinic

February 8, 2021 10:00 am

29er - Carnival 1 Clinic

February 8, 2021 10:20 am

Optimist - Carnival 2 Clinic

February 15, 2021 10:00 am

Laser - Carnival 2 Clinic

February 15, 2021 10:00 am

29er - Carnival 2 Clinic

February 15, 2021 10:20 am

Optimist - Carnival 3 Clinic

February 22, 2021 10:00 am

Laser - Carnival 3 Clinic

February 22, 2021 10:15 am

29er - Carnival 3 Clinic

February 22, 2021 10:20 am


Since 2011 DinghyCoach is organizing high level sailing clinics in Lanzarote out of Marina Rubicon. The Marina is located in Playa Blanca bay on the south of the Canary Island Lanzarote. Because of its unique location and predictable weather conditions Lanzarote offers a great venue for highly efficient trainings and clinics!

Choice of conditions
The sheltered location of Playa Blanca Bay gives us the rare opportunity to choose the conditions we want to sail in. Inside the bay conditions are flat/choppy with more shifty conditions, outside the bay we get big swell/waves and stable oceanic winds!

Great weather: 100% sailing days
Over the past years we achieved a 100% sailing rate. This means that none of our training days were lost due to no wind or too much wind. Due to the location of the island and the shelter that the south side of Lanzarote offers us there is always a place to sail! 
The temperature is between 18-25 degrees in winter and between 24-30 degrees in summer, which makes it a comfortable place to sail. No drysuits needed!


We offer a wide variety of sailing classes to enjoy high level training in for Optimists for the youth to Lasers and Waszps for the older high performance sailors!


Together with the best sailing conditions we also want to provide the best coaching possible. Our DinghyCoach coaches all work following the same vision, ideas and standards. They also have a background of sailing and/or coaching on the highest level themselves. Check out our directors team below and don’t forget to take a look at our other coaches as well!

Gonzalo “Bocha” Pollitzer – ARG


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Pim Stumpel – NED


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Diego Blatt – ARG


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Olympic teams
Since our base in Lanzarote has some of the best sailing conditions in Europe and is easy to reach from most European airports, it has been a favorite training location for Olympic and youth teams for their winter training.
Over the years we have hosted Olympic teams from The Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Croatia, Greece & several other countries.

Youth teams
Besides Olympic sailors we also welcome complete  youth teams with their own coach to use our equipment, facilities and enjoy the amazing sailing conditions!

Optimist – We have 20 brand new Winner 3D stars & 10 Nautivelas available for charters with a selection of Optimax MK3 flex, MK3 & MK4 spar sets.
Lasers – 16 Laser available in good condition and ready for training.
29er – We have 3 racing condition 29ers
49er- We have several 49er and 49erFXs available
Waszp – In collaboration with Renting Ribs Spain we offer 2 Waszp for charter

Coachboat charters
We have several coach boats on offer at our base in Lanzarote:
– VSR5.4 / 50hp Yamaha
– VSR5.4 / 60hp Yamaha
– Mako5.5 /50hp Yamaha
– 5 smaller ribs good for Optimist coaching


During our clinics in Lanzarote we can offer three accommodation options for participating sailors and accompanying adults/siblings.

1. Incl. Accommodation – Sun Tropical Hotel Resort ***

Sailors can book their clinic including accommodation, which also includes meals. We can also offer accommodation to accompanying adults/siblings at a special rate of €49/night/person including breakfast/dinner.*

Accommodation will be provided in THB SUN TROPICAL HOTEL, which is located in a 15min. walking distance from the Marina. The hotel offers simple but large rooms with a small living/kitchen area in each room. We will provide a hotel pick-up/drop-off service to the Marina for sailors that have booked their clinic incl. accommodation with us.

*please note that due to a busy season on the island, we can only guarantee rooms for our clinic dates booked at least 2 months before the clinic starts. For different dates or bookings less than 2 months in advance, we ask you to e-mail us at
** please note that a single room fee of €20/night/person may apply if a guest chooses to stay in a room alone.

2. Villa’s & Apartments through Dinghycoach

For families that prefer to be self-sufficient and maybe closer to the marina, we can offer several types of apartments and villas. Due to our good contacts on the island we know which villas are in good proximity and neighborhoods.

We have different types of villas/apartments in different price ranges. For more information e-mail to:

In case you prefer this type of accommodation please book your clinic Excl. Accommodation, as you will pay your accommodation separately.

3. Excl. Accommodation

The third and final option is to book your clinic excl. accommodation and find a hotel/apartment/villa on your own. Please be aware that prices can vary heavily depending on seasons.

Frequently Asked Questions

To answer any possible questions in advance check out some frequently asked questions we get from other clients, coaches and sailors:

No, we do not arrange airport transfers unless prior organized with Pim, Bocha or Ruby by e-mail. This applies to teams and sailors traveling alone (without accompanying parents)

Checking in to the hotel is possible from 15:00 o’ clock. It is not possible to check in before 15:00. To make sure all the reservations are implemented correctly, Ruby will be at the hotel from 15:00-16:00.

Please inform her at least 1 week before arrival in case you arrive after 16:00o’clock so you can arrange your check in with her at

We believe that coaching is an essential part of athletic progress. Our team of professional coaches is eager to improve and test your sailing skills. 
Usually the coach will be indicated on every clinic/event registration page. In case this is not indicated you can expect the coach to be one of our DinghyCoach coaches, meet them here.

Yes, it is possible to train extra days prior to – or after a clinic. However training prices may be different then normal clinic prices due to group size or coach availability. Please send an e-mail with your inquiry to:

All payments go online, for all the clinics in Lanzarote we ask a deposit when booking the clinic. Depending on your clinic package and if you need extra coaching, accommodation, charter, etc. we will send you a final invoice, prior to the clinic. Please note that your clinic participation is only possible when full payment is received.

Yes, our coaches are also available to give a private training/coaching session in Lanzarote. Costs and availability depend on the coach and period. To make an inquiry, please e-mail to:

Yes, depending on your wishes and our coach availability there will be several options to assist and guide you during a longer period of time. Feel free to contact us for the possibilities. E-mail to

To buy some of our products you can visit our Dinghycoach shop, click here.

Yes, please register online to book your spot in one of our clinics. Your registration is confirmed as soon as payment or deposit is received. You can register on our clinics page here.

Yes, to register more than one sailor, please select quantity tickets on the clinic registration page. You will then get the option to register a second/third/fourth/etc sailor for the clinic.

Yes, during all clinics in Lanzarote charterboats are included.

Most clinics are excl. accommodation. However, some clinics will have accommodation included in the clinic fee. In this case there will also be the option to book excl. accommodation. The accommodation information will always be stated on the clinic/event registration page so please read the page carefully.

Yes, we arrange airport pick-ups/drop-offs and have hotel pick-ups/drop-offs every day. We will always try to let sailors share rooms, so they are never really “alone”. We also have Ruby on shore 24/7 available for emergencies for the sailors traveling alone.

Note: if a sailor travels alone however we do expect them to be able to take care of them selfs in the hotel (have breakfast/diner/ go to bed on time) as we are not sleeping in the hotel our selfs. But don’t worry, as said before, we are always available for emergencies .

If you charter an Optimist, you should bring your:

  • Sail
  • Sail ties
  • Mainsheet
  • Wind indicator

If you charter a Laser, you should bring your:

  • Sail + Batons
  • Mainsheet
  • Control lines + blocks, meaning: Vang system, Outhaul system, Cunningham system
  • Traveler + traveler Block
  • Tiller + Extention

Note: you should always bring running clothes/shoes and warm weather sailing clothes as well.

Yes, it is possible to use our training facilities, coachboats, charterboats and organize a training with your own team and/or coach. Ask for availability by sending an e-mail to:

We try to offer our clinics to sailors from all levels but usually the higher level sailors come to Lanzarote to train. When you register, please fill in the “experience box” to show us what your level is, so we can make sure to fit every sailors’ needs.