Having been involved in Windsurfing since 1976, I missed the good old days of true One Design racing. I could not find a place where a Laser sailor could show up, at any time of the year and sail on brand new gear, supervised by a coach. So in 2003 we created the place. At the time my wife MJ and I were running the Carib Bic Center, a Windsurfing Club we founded in 1988 in the windy town of Cabarete. AKA Adventure Capital of the Caribbean.
Plenty of Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup events were held here. The wind usually starts light in the morning and increases during the day, thus allowing sailors to pick the best time of the day for their ability. It was an easy decision to expand into the Laser program. Eleven years passed since we began and we can proudly say that among the sailors that came to train with us, are four World Champions, 25 sailors who participated in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, and over 15 National champions from around the world.
Our coaching program expanded, and improved to match the growing demands and abilities of the top sailors is now available to beginners, youth sailors, masters and people who just think that sailing a Laser is a fun way to enjoy a relaxing Caribbean vacation with a friend or family.
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