About

Edgar has started his rigging carrier in 1989 while being trained by Sparcraft to be the onboard rigger in the Whitbread Round the World yacht race. Then he worked as a rigger-fitter at the WA Yachting Foundation. For 10 years he worked as a rigger and team leader in the Rolly Tasker rigging company. From 2005 he is running his own rigging company “Yacht Rigging Solutions”

Sailing
His 40 years of extensive sailing experience include:
• Member of the USSR National team for 10 years (1975-1985)
• European champion in 470 class
• World championship bronze medalist in Olympic sailboard class
• Multiple national champion and medalist in various yacht classes
• Sailed solo on a sailboard from Latvia to Sweden across the Baltic sea
• Completed Whitbread Round the World race in 1990
• On board of the division D winner in 2004 Sydney- Hobart yacht race
• Multiple Australian champion in Etchells and Dragon classes
• Multiple WA state champion
• Successfully completed Sydney-Hobart yacht race 2006

Coaching
Edgar is the highest qualified Sailing Coach.
He possesses the university equivalent degree in Human movement.
Qualified Physical Education teacher
Two years of postgraduate study at specialised highest school for coaches
One year of study towards the Masters Degree in human movement
Diploma of Management
He worked as a leading coach at the Latvian and USSR national sailing teams
Coached at RPYC, Flaying Ant association and at many one-to- one projects.

Yacht Rigging Solutions - Dragon Championships 2007