2020 Coaches and Sailors Clinic - Lago Calima, Colombia - Day 1 report
A new 420 Coaches and Sailors Clinic started yesterday in Colombia, as part of our 2020 420 Development Programme.
From Mr. Jose Massapina - Vice-President - Int. 420 Class.
Yesterday we started a new 420 Coaches and Sailors clinic at Club Nautico del Pacifico, Lago Calima, situated at 1.600 meters of altitude, at Andes Mountain Range.
We are having a big amount of attendants, in this nation that wants very much to restart with 420 Class. 27 sailors and 7 Coaches.
I opened the clinic and did an institutional presentation. Then after a break, I presented to the attendants the four development tools of the Class: 420 to the Max; Online Book of Exercises; the brand new 420 Tuning Video and the Class Promotional Vídeo.
As the level of the majority of the attendants to this clinic is basic, we decided to do before all, a session to show how to rig properly a 420.
After lunch the head coach Francisco Andrade (POR), started with the technical part of the clinic, introducing ashore the tack technics with the diferente tips of wind, light, medium and strong. After that, the fleet of 5 420s went afloat with the coaches and the rest of the sailors on the RIBs shifting the team every 30 minutes.
Coming back ashore, took place a debriefing with comments and videos of the day. The local organizers, lead by Martha Juliana and Carlos Sala offered a nice barbecue at the club for all the attendants.