Junior sailors in St Thomas can look forward to even more training and international racing opportunities with the addition of a new coaching talent at the local sailing club . Starting next month, the St Thomas Yacht Club is excited to welcome Augustin (Argy) Resano to a team of accomplished sailing instructors.
With over ten years of international coaching experience, the Argentinian born sailing professional has coached Optimist, 420, and J-24 class sailing in the US, Canada, South America, New Zealand, Mexico and Europe. Resano is also no stranger to the US Virgin Islands and the St Thomas Yacht Club having coached various teams since 2001.
“We are really pleased to have Argy back at the Club;” said St Thomas Yacht Club Manager Bill Canfield. “We have a tremendous junior sailing program at our little club and Argy’s experience and accomplishments will provide us with new opportunities to build on our success. We believe he is one of the elite Opti coaches in the world and accomplished in double-handed boats as well”
Resano will be joining the St Thomas Yacht Club as a full-time coach starting in April and will be working with youth between the ages of eight and 18 years who are currently sailing in Optimist, Laser and 420 classes.
“The Junior Sailing Program has been working with the sailors and their families to create programs and classes that meet the needs of our talented juniors,” said Canfield. “Argy has been working closely with the St Thomas Yacht Club to develop the best classes possible to assist us with training sailors for the Scotiabank Regatta and beyond.”
With various classes and training programs offered after school and on weekends, Resano will be focusing on advanced training and racing skills for sailors.
“It is great to be back in St Thomas and working with these sailors,” said Resano. “The program we’ll be offering will build on some of the great skills these sailors have learned and provide many of them with new opportunities to compete.”
Information on Optimist, Laser and 420 classes is available at the St Thomas Yacht Club emailing [email protected].