About me

Eduard Rodes


international coach

regatta judge

high performance sailing

My career

I was born in Barcelona, 1957, and I studied Economics in the University... but what actually counts for my job is my Official Coach tittle and a really large experience:I 17 years training sailors, 3 of them as 29er Spanish National Coach. I have also been many times the Optimist Spanish Team coach in international regattas and I have organized or taken part in lots of clinics and trainings with sailors from many different countries: Germany, Sweden, Norway, Netherland, Italy, Poland, Russia, Great Britain, etc.


I worked in boat preparation for some Olympic sailors and also took part in the developing of the N1 Foils XR for Optimist. I took part in the 29er XX tuning guide, a candidate for the 2016 Olympic Games. vvddddddddvvvvv jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjvvvvggggggggggggvvvvv Noppakao Poonpat, World Champion


In addition to it I am the author of the "Tips & Tricks" for Jsail, its tuning guide, and I published many sailing technical articles in different magazines (find it in the site menu).



I also organize events, like the Velanium Trophy, the 29er Eurocup #1. The 2010 29er and 29erXX Europeans,forced and the 2011 29erXX Europeans and the 2009 29er Nationals.



Some of the sailors I worked with are Carla and Marta Munté (ESP), 2014 29er World Champions; Maia and Ragna Agerup (NOR), 2013 29er World Champions; my own daughter Adriana, Bronze Medal in the ISAF Team Racing Worlds, J80 European Champion and 6 times National Champion; Florian Trittel (ESP) 2012 winner of the Worlds, Eurocup and European Champion; Nopakao Poonpat (THA), 2010 Optimist World Champion; Muri Schröder and Lea Einbrodt, 3rd in the 2014 29er European Championships...


Ragna and Maia Agerup, 2013 29er World Championst



Marta and Carla Munté. 2014 29er World campions,



It all started when...

I was only 10 yo when my parents gave me the best present ever: a sail boat. A Vaurien with furious red sails! Obviously, they wanted to know always where their little son was in the "dangerous" sea, but I felt really happy with my wonderful yacht. And the comitees were very happy too at the races starts :-)









Training Miguel Noguer (gold medal indMoscou'80) in Hyeres


The Vaurien was followed by a catamaran, then Olympic Classes like 470, Finn, Flying Dutchman and after it a long time in cruisers, which I combined with skiff sailing. Just to enjoy their speed!ddddddddddddddddT


A skiing accident forced me to leave the competition and... I was really surprisedrident I discovered my real passion: to train sailors.


My results in competition were not too bad, but really not comparable to what my sailors have got; I feel really very proud when I see them in the podiums in the Worlds or the Europeans. When they come and share their happiness with me!


Florian Trittel, with me in the 2007 IDJM. Some

years later he became 29er World Champion


But I also love also those moments during the trainings, when I see my sailors enjoying them, progressing and becoming better sailors. It is fantastic when they trust me enough to do all what I say during the trainings, and some times what I say may sound quite surprising. They follow my methods and learn. And some of them reach the top level...

Carla and Marta Munté, 2014 29er World Champions. Marta, the crew,

was only 13!!! I was their first 29er coach.