420 CLASS COACHES AND SAILORS CLINIC UNDERWAY IN BULGARIA
Hosted at the Yacht Club Port Bourgas from 21-25 April, the Bulgarian Coaches and Sailors Clinic is the second of eight clinics scheduled for 2017.
Timed to lead into racing at Bourgas Sailing Week, 29 April-1 May, the Clinic will equip coaches and sailors with an advanced level of skills.
The opening day in Bourgas, Bulgaria got underway with a briefing session led by José Massapina (POR), Vice President of the International 420 Class Association, introduciong the 420 Class, mapping out the information available on the 420 website and introduction of the training tools "420 to the Max" and "420 Exercise e-Book". Coaches and Sailors were also introduced to online material about boat tuning.
The afternoon's programme, led by coach Michalis Mileos (GRE), started with a practical session in the boat park, explaining how to rig and tune the 420, followed by a debrief session in the class room.
Day 2 will see the 13 coaches and 15 sailors move to on-water sessions, focusing on gybing and mark rounding.