Fluent in English, Spanish and Basic Dutch | Born in Argentina | July 20, 1986
Hi, my name is Martin and I was born and raise by the water of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I discover sailing when I was 6 years old, and like many I started in an Optimist, but I also sailed Cadet, Lasers and 420, and since very young I developed a passion for racing. I competed internationally representing Argentina as a youth sailor in dinghies all around the world (my best result was Cadet World Champion in 1999).
I started coaching for my home-club (CNSI) in Argentina while doing my Engineering degree, but now 10 years already passed by and I cannot get enough of it. Coaching became not only my profession but also something I really enjoy, by connecting with my athletes and becoming the coach I always wished I had...
I’ve worked as the Argentinean National Youth Coach for almost 3 years with great results in different events. I've also worked with Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Curacao teams.
During 2018 I was involved on an Olympic Campaign with foiling catamaran Nacra 17 with one of my first Optimist sailors. Being called to coach this Top-Sailor after 10 years was one of my biggest satisfactions and retributions, there is no end for the things you can learn within this sport!
For 4 years I lived on small sailing boat and while travelling through the Caribbean we started a social Project called Make Them Sailors, in which we provide opportunities for unprivileged children by teaching them about sailing and sustainability. This project was meant to educate, but also to connect and inspire. Now Make Them Sailors Foundation is supporting Community based sailing projects all around the world: www.makethemsailors.com
Currently Im living on the Island of Eleuthera, in the Bahamas. We started our own Sailing School, the Eleuthera Sailing Academy (www.eleutherasailingacademy.com) in which we combine High Performance youth sailing with a Community based program in which everyone can sail (Make Them Sailors!).
I am managing the Optimist Class in the Bahamas as head coach, making the fleet grow and the level rise. Recently we achieved best results ever in the last IODA events (Worlds 2022, Euros 2022 and Northamericans 2021).
2022 ioda worlds, Turkey
2022 IODA EUROPEANS, Denmark
2021 IODA Northamericans, Mexico
Eleuthera sailing academy
Currently, I'm working on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas, at The Eleuthera Sailing Academy. Here we created a spot in which we combine High-Performance Sailing with a Community Based Sailing Project, providing new life opportunities for children from the Outer Islands of the Bahamas.
IODA Europeans | AHO OPTIMIST COACH
Scheveningen, The Netherlands
NACRA 17 | ARG Coach
Trofeo Princesa Sofía, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 9th Place
World Sailing Cup, Hyeres, France. 12th Place
World Sailing Finals, Marseille, France. 6th Place
2015 - 2016
CURACAO YOUTH SAILING COACH
I worked with both Optimist and Laser teams. We trained locally and participated in different international events.
2016 SUNFISH YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
10th & 11th
DUTCH YOUTH REGATTA
Workum, The Netherlands
SEMANA DE BUENOS AIRES
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2015 IODA NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
4th place in North Americans Team Racing
2016 SUNFISH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
2011 - 2012
CLUB NAUTICO ALBATROS | argentina
Dinghy Sailing head coach
2011 Team Racing National Champions
2011 National male & female individual champions
2nd place Individual IODA South Americans and 1st place individual Female, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2012 optimist world championship
Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.
Team Leader of ARG TEAM.
industrial Engineering Degree
I finished my degree in Industrial Engineering on 2014. During my Studies I worked as a sailing coach and also for. I did an university exchange in New Zealand where I lived for almost a year.
Universidad Católica Argentina
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Otago University, New Zealand
2007 - 2010
CLUB NAUTICO SAN ISIDRO | ARGENTINA
Team Racing National Champions 2008 & 2009
1st Place IODA South Americans 2008
National Champion 2008
1st, 5th & 6th place Individual IODA South Americans 2010.
Eleuthera sailing academy
BAHAMAS OPTIMIST NATIONAL TEAM
Optimist coach selection team kwvl
Loosdrecht, The Netherlands
Laser team radial & 4.7 team kwvl
Loosdrecht, The Netherlands
1st, 2nd, and 3rd in all UNITED 4 Regatta
1st, 2nd and 3rd in Europacup Hoorn 2019
2nd, 3rd in Europacup Warnemunde, 2019
ORANGE BOWL REGATTA | AHO OPTIMIST COACH
NACRA 17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP | ARG Coach
La Grande Motte, France
Olympic Campaign for Tokio 2020
Majdalani-Bosco Team ARG 372. Final Result: 14th.
World Sailing EMERGING NATIONS PROGRAM
Boca Chica, Dominican Republic for Laser Radial Youth Class. Attended Clinic as CURACAO Coach.
IODA NORTHAMERICANS TORONTO 2018 | MEX COACH
(Main results: 5th. Sebastián Riquelme, 11th. Mateo Cortes)
MAKE THEM SAILORS PROJECt
While living on a boat, we began this social project to raise money and supplies to help children from remote islands to learn how to sail. We connect different sailing communities (Competitors, Cruisers, Charter Companies and fishermen) to recycle gear, provide knowledge and tools to create opportunities through Sailing.
2013 - 2014
FEDERACION ARGENTINA DE YACHTING
Youth Sailing Head Coach
2014 IODA SOUTH AMERICANS
Punta del Este, Uruguay
1st, 2nd, 5th Individual Championship
2014 IODA NORTH AMERICANS
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
7th & 10th Open Regatta
2013 IODA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
RIVA DEL GARDA, ITALY
2013 IODA SOUTH AMERICANS
Puerto Alegre, Brasil.
1st & 2nd Team Racing Championship.
2nd, 3rd & 5th Individual Championship
1st, 2nd South American Female Champion
2010 - 2011
timaru yacht club | new zealand
During university exchange in New Zealand I worked as Dinghy Sailing head coach of a club in the South Island, coaching mainly optimist team but weekly coaching of 420 and Laser.
‘Eastern Beach Clinic 2011’ (Auckland)
Optimist International Clinic. (NZL top 30)
First steps in yachting practice in Optimist Class.
Club Náutico San Isidro, Argentina.
International Optimist Class, Argentina National Team
IODA 2000 South American Championship, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (71st)
IODA 2000 Team Race South American Championship, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (1st)
‘Copa Aaron Saenz’, Acapulco 2000, Méjico, (3rd)
IODA 2000 North American Championship, Acapulco, Méjico (24th)
IODA 2000 Team Racing North American Championship, Acapulco, Mexico (1st)
IODA 2001 North American Championship, Kingston, Canada (16th)
International 420 Class.
Team with sailor Mario Segers (Optimist TR World Champion 2001, Quindao, China).
2004 National Championship (Bronze)
5.5 m Class Europeans in San Remo (4th.)
International Cadet Class National Team
Argentina National Champion, Cadet Class
World Champion Cadet; Melbourne, Australia 1999
International Laser Class (4.7, Radial)
South American Championship, Laser 4.7, Buenos Aires, Argentina (6th)
South American Championship, Laser Radial, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sunfish Worlds, Cartagena.