FINAL REPORT FROM 420 CLASS COACHES AND SAILORS CLINIC IN MEXICO
Under the guidance of head coach Riccardo de Felice (ITA), the final day of the 5-day Coaches and Sailors Clinic opened on 9 March with a shoreside briefing on race strategy, the crucial situations that can unfold in 420 fleet racing, sharing of top tips, techniques and tactics.
All participants joined an open question and answer session to address any issues from the previous days which were not clear or needed further explanation.
The local coaches then split into four groups and made presentations of the afternoon's group on-water exercises which focused on mark roundings, before going on the water in a light breese of 4-5 knots to put the theory into practice.
If you want some tips on mark roundings take a look at the following video exercises in the 420 Class online Exercise e-Book:
Following the on-water session, the clinic came to a close with the Diploma presentation to all coaches and sailors. The International 420 Class Association expressed its thanks to the participants and the hosting by the Mexican 420 National Class Association and the Mexican Navy.
The Clinic was run by the International 420 Class in partnership with the Mexican 420 National Class Association and the Mexican Navy from 5-9 March.
The 420 Class Clinic in Mexico is the first of eight clinics taking place in 2017 across North America, Caribbean, Europe and Asia.