Last month, dozens of sports enthusiasts from all walks of life had the opportunity to get a thorough introduction to the sport of sailing by the Cypriot Olympic Silver Medalist and two-time World Champion, Pavlos Kontides. The two-day training camp kicked off on September 23 rd and was hosted at Limassol Nautical Club. Throughout the training event, Kontides shared with his audience valuable knowledge and behind-the-scenes secrets of sailing.
“Real strength is in the mind”
On the first day of the training, campers attended an inspiring lecture delivered by Kontides. The renowned athlete referred to the obstacles he had to overcome – and is still overcoming, such as injuries and the penalty at the Tokyo Olympics. He also talked about his constant efforts and shared life lessons he learnt through sport.
Moving from … action to theory
On the second and final day of the training camp, the group of enthusiastic campers got familiarized with basic sailing techniques and operating procedures. Given the favorable weather conditions, campers also got to enjoy a boat ride with the stellar athlete. The afternoon of Saturday, September 24 th , was dedicated to sailors. Young and renowned sailors, such as Marilena Makri, got to talk with the champion and hear expert tips and insights.
Kontides’ training camp debut, which was presented by Quadcode – a Cyprus- based pioneer in the Fintech industry, was crowned with success. The training camp was the first of a series of activities that the duo has planned for the future, so as to bring people closer to sailing and expose them to the world of sports. Stay tuned for updates and announcements.