420 CLASS CLINIC MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN MEXICO
Onto day 3, 7 March, at the 420 Class Clinic hosted in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and the focus moved to classroom theory on reaching and boat trimming, as well as the online training tools 420 to the Max and e-Exercise Book.
In the afternoon, on water exercises got underway in around 12 knots of breeze to put into practice the morning theory and practice running to the mark and reaching.
Day 4, on 8 March, introduced the coaches to coaching methodology and how to plan training for the season, as well as build and train for key events. Feedback from coaches then steered the afternoon on water session which was to improve the manoeuvring and control of the boat on the start line. Led by the local coaches under the supervision of 420 Class appointed head coach Riccardo de Felice (ITA), conditions of 6-10 knots proved perfect for the coach-sailor session.
The Clinic is being 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.