2022 Coach Selection for IODA Events

By April 4, 2022April 5th, 2022No Comments

After an extensive application and interview process, the International Teams Committee is pleased to announce coaches for 2022 IODA events. The ITC chose coaches based on an elaborate matrix of criteria, including but not limited to: experience, familiarization with team members, coaching innovation, future development, event preference and passion. Each coach will return from the events with the intention of sharing knowledge and best practices with other Canadian coaches.

CODA has worked to fall more in line with other national Opti organizations, taking the lead in choosing team coaches with several goals in mind. This was a decision of the last year’s ITC that was ratified by the former board. Our goal is to enrich as many coaches as possible, whilst helping our Canadian teams attain a high level of success at each IODA event. Each event has a coach, a team leader and a chaperone, and it is policy that male and females are represented within each leadership group.

Coach Announcements

Coach: Federico Donzino: 2022 Optimist Worlds  June 27 – July 7  Bodrum, Turkey

Coach: Tine Moburg-Parker: 2022 Optimist Euros July 30 – Aug 6  Sonderborg, Denmark

Coach: Ian Doell: 2022 Optimist South Americans Oct 7 – Oct 14  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Chaperone: James Gosnell

Coach: Federico Donzino: 2022 Optimist North Americans  Nov 13 – Nov 20  Nassau, Bahamas
Chaperone: Spencer Dalzell


Federico Donzino is head coach at the Port Credit Yacht Club. Hailing from Argentina, he has coached 7 different Canadian teams at IODA events.

Tine Moburg-Parker is a former Olympian and World Championship winner coaching out of Kitsilano Yacht Club and West Vancouver Yacht Club.

Ian Doell heads the Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club racing programs. Both he and his sailors have attained a high level of success at regattas worldwide.

Spencer Dalzell has successfully coached lasers and optis and is based in Eastern Canada as Advanced Opti race team coach at Chester Yacht Club. His positive approach to motivating sailors means that they constantly come off the water smiling.

James Gosnell is one of the highest-certified young coaches in Quebec as Head Coach at Hudson Yacht Club and is passionate about inspiring sailors from across the country to thrive at international events.

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