Interview with Eurosaf President Marco Predieri
Where does the Lake Garda Academy project come from and what does it aim to achieve in the recent future?
The project was created to overcome some issues in the junior sailing world. I like the idea that any young high level sailor in Europe could, in the future, become and olympic athlete but also that he could have the opportunity to study, accessing specific scholarships, in the best universities on the planet. If through Eurosaf we have the power to support this and help inform sailors across Europe I think it is a great thing. For these reasons we thought of an Academy to satisfy this specific demand.
By creating an alternative to professionalism and opening a new, wider, path that leads to university sailing we are hoping keep more and more of our young sailors in the racing environment!
We believe that informing and supporting all worthy athletes of the existence of university sailing that combines high level sports and academic programs is part of the future and will be a boost for the sport.