420 CLASS CLINIC KICKS OFF IN CHINESE TAIPEI
The first ever 420 Class Clinic in Chinese Taipei, 15-19 August, kicked off today at Doufu Cape, Yilan County under the expert coaching guidance of Nikos Drougkas (GRE).
The clinic opened this morning with a welcome from Jose Massapina, 420 Class Vice-President responsible for development, including an overview on the 420 Class and presentation of the various 420 Class training materials,including the 420 to the Max video and Exercise e-Book of performance training exercises.
Twenty-six sailors and coaches from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Thailand have joined the five-day clinic which will equip coaches and sailors with knowledge and expertise in the 420 Class, through a mix of shore side theory and on-water practical sessions. Topics will include:
• Skills Setting
• Boat Preparation
• Training Exercises
• Running a training programme
• Effective Briefing/Debriefing
• Racing Rules and Race Management
• Video Skills
• Psychology and Physiology
• And more …
The Clinic will be a mix of on-water sessions, lectures, exercises and presentations.
After the welcome and introduction, Nikos Drougkas immediately led the participants into a practice session on tacking.