INTENSE DAY OF ON-WATER EXERCICES AT 420 COACHES AND SAILORS CLINIC IN AUSTRALIA
Day 3 at the 420 Class Coaches and Sailors Clinic in Adelaide, Australia switched format, with teams taking to the water early ahead of the forecast of no-wind in the afternoon.
Taking place from 29 September-3 October, the Clinic is hosted at Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club under the brief of 420 Class Vice-President Jose Massapina (POR). Under the watchful eyes of head coach Michalis Mileos (GRE) teams were put through their paces, with back to back drills kicking off with the usual 'figure of eight' warm-up between two marks.
After warm-up, teams went through drills including 'beating in the tunnel' between the coach ribs with lots of tacks, mark rounings, spinnaker hoists and drops. The afternoon session moved to the classroom, for lectures on 'Boat Tuning' and 'Starting', as well as a practical 'Boat Tuning' session in the boat park and an overview on measuring.
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The 420 Exercise e-Book of Performance Exercises is packed with a selection of carefully chosen performance training exercises, with accompanying video and commentary to provide sailors and coaches with a step by step path to improving their skills. From covering boat set-up to techniques at mark roundings, strategies and tactics on the startline to gybing in strong winds, the e-Book covers a diverse range of training exercises. Go take a look .....
Taking place from 29 September to 3 October 2019, the 420 Class Clinic is a mix of on-water sessions, lectures, exercises and presentations as detailed in the Clinic Programme and General Conditions. As with all the 420 Class development initiatives, registration to the Coaches and Sailors Clinic in Australia is free of charge, with participants just needing to cover costs for their travel, accommodation and daily meals.
Thanks to Allen Brothers, who sponsor the 420 Class Development Programme, and provide a full set of boat fittings for every one of our 420 Class Coaches and Sailors Clinics.