DAY 2 AT 420 COACHES AND SAILORS CLINIC IN BAHAMAS FOCUSES ON SPINNAKER TECHNIQUE
Day 2 of the Clinic hosted at the Nassau Yacht Club again saw head coach Steve Keen layout the day’s learning programme with a morning shore-based session and afternoon on the water. The key focus today was on aspects of boat preparation and a detailed session on spinnaker technique.
After lunch a short triangle course was set on Montague Bay where participants put their newly acquired mark rounding, tacking and gybing and spinnaker knowledge into practice.
Many of the sailors are relatively new to the 420 Class, so every element of knowledge acquisition is a gain. Whilst two have over a year’s experience in the 420, most have only three to four months, although sail at least once or twice per week.
The coaches are a mix of Optimist coaches, and those with more experience coaching in boats with trapeze and spinnakers.
Days 3 and 4 are set to be as intense, with both planned as full days on the water with no returns to Nassau Yacht Club for lunch.
The Clinic is being run by the International 420 Class in partnership with the Bahamas 420 National Class Association and Nassau Yacht Club from 15-18 March 2018. The 420 Class Clinic in the Bahamas is the first of several clinics taking place in 2018 and part of the 420 Class Development Programme.