MUMBAI HOSTS 420 COACHES AND SAILORS CLINIC
The third in the 420 Class programme of eight Coaches and Sailors Clinics scheduled throughout 2017 got underway on Friday 19 May in Mumbai, India.
Hosted by the Indian Navy at their base in Colaba, Mumbai, the clinic is being led by renowned coach Nikos Drougkas (GRE). Drougkas headed straight to India fresh from supporting the Dutch pair of Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes van Veen who has just been crowned 2017 470 European Champions on 13 May 2017.
Jose Massapina, Vice-President for Development, is also on site and will be discussing the future partnership between the International 420 Class Assocation and Indian 420 Class Association. On the opening night, Friday 19 May, Massapina met up with the 2002 420 World Champion, Faruk Tarapore who won his title at Massapina's home club in Tavira, Portugal. Also attending the opening night was Guyan Correa, President of the Indian 420 Class Association.
Massapina has also met up with the local 420 builder, XS Marine, to further develop the partnership.
The Coaches and Sailors Clinic kicked off with a brief of the programme for the coming 5 days, before moving onto the opening day's programme, which focussed on boat preparation, and tacking techniques, with classroom sessions followed by on-the-water practice.
The Coaches and Sailors Clinic continues to 23 May 2017. Find out more about the programme.