Javier ‘Rulo’ Borojovich
Our head coach Rulo’s love of sailing and coaching took precedence over his practicing medicine, as he is a graduate physician from specializing in Sports Medicine. Dr. Rulo pays close attention to every physical detail when analyzing the sailor’s body position on the boat, from one’s hiking style, to effective legal use of kinetics, to smooth tacking and jibing maneuvers, along with overall boat handling to maximize performance for sailors at every level. Reviewing the onboard and coach boat video footage provides invaluable feedback to assist sailors with their respective programs. ISAF Woman Sailor of the year, Anna Tunnicliffe comments that Rulo’s attention to every detail, helped her reach Gold in the Beijing Olympics 2008.
17 Laser sailors who competed in the last Olympic games in China, have participated in one of our programs. Rulo continues to coach regularly in grade 1 Laser events. In 2010 Rulo coached in Miami OCR, Laser NA’s, Central American games, and Asian Games. Coaching all over the world and trading ideas with other expert coaches, has kept Rulo at the top of the coaching game, knowing what it takes to maximize any sailors performance.
In 2010 sailors he coached won the European 4.7 Championships (Max Stein GER), and finished 2nd in the 4.7 Laser Worlds under 18- boys, (Pongwichean Supakorn THA). In the Radial class results for 2010 you can find among the sailors Rulo coached in Cabarete Erika Reineke USA who finished 3rd at the VOLVO YOUTH SAILING ISAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2010, and 1st at the Laser Radial World Youth Championship, and Romzi Mohd Mohamed (MAS,) 1st place at the Asian Games. In the master class, Ari Barshi (DOM) was 1st in the European Championships.
In 2011 two of the main competitions Rulo coached in where the Pan Am games in Mexico, and the ISAF worlds in Perth. Thus assuring that he keeps in touch with the latest sailors techniques, as well as the continuous change in race course design. We now see more but shorter upwind legs in international events, effecting traditional tactical decisions.