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Our School

Sea Masters Academy was founded in 2015 and holds the distinction of being the inaugural sailing academy in the Republic of Panama. It was established with the goal of delivering exceptional education and service standards to its students, with a specific focus on cultivating top-tier sailors and experts in sail racing. ​

What makes us truly unique is our commitment to excellence in sailing education. As a proud member organization of US SAILING, we uphold rigorous teaching standards and offer a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses on-the-water training, classroom instruction, and online courses, ensuring a tailored approach for diverse sailing interests and skill levels.


Our educational platforms are meticulously designed to foster both safe and enjoyable sailing experiences, all while equipping participants with valuable certifications and knowledge.


We are the national standard for quality sailing instruction in Panama. 

Coach Gui, head coach and director of SMAP

Director’s Welcome

To harness the power of the wind is the most challenging, yet exciting and rewarding experience in the world! The joy that comes from sharing that experience with people of all ages, in a place so fortunate as the Republic of Panama, is a privilege that can only be expressed through the creation of a school entirely dedicated to it! 

I have started this journey in order to share my passion of sailing with everyone who comes to our sailing school in Panama; to give our students and club members the opportunity to feel the thrill and flow of nature's elements firsthand, and teach as many people as possible the skills it takes to become excellent in the continuous practice of the sport and art of sailing!


We strive to cultivate within each member the talent and discipline necessary to become independent sailors, the sportsmanship it takes to be gentle men and women of the seas, and the resourcefulness that can only be expected of our future generations' expert sailors. Come join us and discover the beauty of sailing!




​Guillermo J. Gasperi
Founder I Head Coach I Executive Director


Certified Instructor

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awards giving during Trofeo Don Lorenzo Romagosa 2022

Our Mission

Sea Masters Academy Panama was founded with the mission to develop and advance the sport of sailing by providing education, competition, and equal opportunity to all, while upholding the values of fair play, sportsmanship, and safety.

Our Values

  • Respect

  • Excellence

  • Integrity

  • Growth mindset

  • Clarity

  • Sustainability

  • Collective Success

  • Positive influence

Meet the Team

The team at SMAP is a group of experienced professionals with a proven track record of success. They are dedicated to providing our students and club members with the best possible experience afloat and ashore.

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Carla Wagner

Junior Program Coordinator

Ian McClelland

Race Management Chair & Technical Advisor


Alberto Olivo

Youth Sailing Adviser

SMAP, member organization of US SAILING

Proud member organization of

International Optimist Dinghy Association logo
Caribbean Sailing Association logo
International Laser Class Association logo


Working With the Best

Gill logo
Rooster Sailing logo
Spinlock logo
RS SAILING round logo
Melges Performance Sailboat logo
McLaughlin Optimist logo
Dynamic Dollies logo
Sailrite logo
Allen logo
Fareast Sailboats logo
Shelter Bay Marina logo
Make Them Sailors logo
Sailors For The Sea logo
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