June 22, 2019 - YC Delfin from Tivat this summer is organizing a sailing school, reserved for children ages 6 to 15 years old. Delfin is the most successful Montenegrin sailing club with 70 years of tradition, and working with the youngest is one of the segments of their most significant dedication.
Sailing school attendants will master the basics of sailing on Optimist, sailing boats specially designed for children and beginners through the theoretical and practical work, and will learn to manage the ship. They will acquire basic knowledge of equipping and guarding, clothing and equipment for safety, necessary naval skills, knots, winds, and sea. At the school, students will acquire essential management skills in light winds with the assistance of individual skills and self-management.
At the summer school, in a fun and creative way, children get acquainted with the sea and acquire self-confidence through sport and socializing with peers. In the organization of the sailing school, children are on the shore and at sea under the supervision of a coach.
Through the course of sailing every year, about 100 children pass, which is not only a sporting success but also a success of Montenegro's development as a maritime country.
This year's summer school started on 17 June. Behind the Sailing Club Delfin are numerous achievements, and the basis for all is quality work with young people. The head coach of the club, Ilko Klakor, points out that Delfin has strengthened the training team for this season.
"Our goal is to gather as many participants as possible, to be divided into five groups so that five trainers can work with them: Ilija Markovic, Nikola Golubovic, Stefan Anđelic, Danilo Joncic and I," Klakor said.
All younger coaches are also YC Delfin's competitors with many years of experience at sea.
In addition to the school for children, Delfin also started the training program for interested senior candidates last year. "When sailing is concerned, it's never too late. From this summer we also offer an adult course, to be organized on Laser-type sailboats. And indeed, they can try the oldest," said the club.
As for the school for the youngest, training is held from Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm.
The club provides sailing school attendants with all the necessary equipment and care boats, life-saving belts, a fast-paced boat that is continuously on board the sailboats at sea. Participants need to bring only water and a sun protection cap for training, says the coach Ilko Klakor.