DAY 2 AT OCEANIA COACHES AND SAILORS CLINIC FOCUSES ON GYBE AND TRAPEZE TECHNIQUES
The 420 Class Oceania Coaches and Sailors Clinic at the Takapuna Boating Club in New Zealand moved to day 2 with a focus on gybing, trapeze technique and mark rounding sessions.
The participating coaches and sailors from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand first practised on-shore simulation of gybing with spinnaker and trapezing. Moving onto the water their new skills were tested, with mark rounding added into the mix under the watchful eye of 420 Class Coach Nikos Drougkas (GRE).
The day’s sessions ended in the classroom with a video debrief and pointers on improvements. Day 3 on Thursday will see the sessions move to race strategy and the Racing Rules of Sailing. Find out more about the Clinic Programme.
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The Clinic is being run by the International 420 Class in partnership with the Oceania Sailing Federation and Takapuna Boating Club from 24-27 April and 1 May, The 420 Class is delivering a package of 420 Class Development Programmes in 2018, which kicked off in the Bahamas, 15-18 March 2018.
The International 420 Class Association has always been at the forefront of running development programmes and sharing sailing knowledge, skills and techniques for sailors and coaches through online platforms, such as 420 to the Max and the 420 Exercise e-Book, as well as our development clinics and initiatives around the world.