Our Philosophy

European Sailing Academy was founded by Tamas Eszes in 2015 as a new sail base of SailCoach in Gran Canaria.

Sailing Academy is a multi-national coaching organization working exclusively with sailors in the Laser and Laser Radial Class.


European Sailing Academy works predominantly with talented young sailors from different nations. Spanning from Norway to Greece, and from Spain to Singapore, even in Canada and Brazil, we have coached sailors from all corners of the world.
All of our sailors are competing in the Laser class and Sailing Academy provides them with a one–stop shop for coaching, charter boats, accommodation, overall campaigning support and mentoring.

Our philosophy is based on the development of the whole athlete, where success is defined as an individual realizing their personal potential and developing life skills that will be of benefit beyond the realms of the boat park.

We want to work with sailors that are serious about improving their sailing skills and themselves. Our programs are exciting and challenging, with the right balance of work and play, competition and camaraderie.

What Sailing Academy does is utilise a unique philosophy to tailor it’s multitude of services to the individuals “needs” using our distinct coaching philosophy and wide range of talents such as outstanding coaches delivering quality coaching, physical fitness, nutrition, and psychological expertise.

A strength of Sailing Academy is that we are not tied to any Sailing Federation, and thus are free to choose the best talent and most committed sailors to join our team.

Our Services

We love what we do, we have a passion for sharing it and want to inspire as many sailors as we possibly can to share our enthusiasm for racing small boats.


We hold our training camps at the Real Club Nautico de Gran Canaria all year round, frequented in the winter season. We have a number of full time athletes who train with us, and also plenty of individuals who fit in the camps.


We provide for the sailors airport transfer, accomodation, charter boat, training days, coaching support on the water. The schedule for the Regatta Coaching Tour is in our Calendar above.


Our fitness coach holds training session in the morning and in the afternoon, considering the sailing session of the day. He’s gives his full attention to each sailor, observes the individual abilities, but always focusing for specific muscle strengthening for sailing.


We maintain a fleet of approximately 8 Lasers, guaranteed less than three years old at most major Laser regattas and our SailBase, This means you never have to worry about transporting your boat and allowing you to fly into the venue.

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Year of foundation


Days on the water

7 years

Coaching Experience


Podium results


Attended Nations


Passionate team members


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