SOAKING UP THE KNOWLEDGE ON DAY 3 AT THE 420 CLASS OCEANIA COACHES AND SAILORS CLINIC
With three days of the five day 420 Class Oceania Basic Coaches and Sailors Clinic now completed, the amount of knowledge being transferred from Nikos Drougkas, the 420 Class Coach to participants is phenomenal.
The participating coaches and sailors from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand are avidly soaking up every moment. As Pato Jamardo, Head Coach at the Fiji Yachting Association commented, “We learn too much. We are very happy with the clinic.”
President of Cook Islands Sailing, John Gemmell, added, "This is amazingly fruitful and very enjoyable, and we are very privileged."
The 420 Class Oceania Basic Coaches and Sailors Clinic is all about equipping coaches and sailors with as much knowledge as possible to enhance and accelerate their skills sets which in turn can be transferred to their sailors.
Coach Hana Maguire from New Zealand, can't wait to pass on her new knowledge, saying, "I am learning a lot and really keen to take all the skills I have learnt here back to my sailors."
The first two days focused on boat preparation for training sessions, tacking, gybing, trapeze technique with day three moving to the skills of hoisting and lowering the spinnaker. As usual, the session started with an onshore practice, before heading onto the water to try for real. Find out more about the Clinic Programme and take a look at today's photos.
The Clinic is being run by the International 420 Class in partnership with the Oceania Sailing Federation and Takapuna Boating Club from 24-27 April and 1 May, and from 28-30 April 2018, the 420 Class High Level Clinic will take place. Over the two clinics 43 coaches and sailors will have participated and benefited from the sessions.
The International 420 Class Association has always been at the forefront of running development programmes and sharing sailing knowledge, skills and techniques for sailors and coaches through online platforms, such as 420 to the Max and the 420 Exercise e-Book, as well as our development clinics and initiatives around the world.