420 South American Championships
Tough racing on Saturday 12 October, the penultimate day of the 420 South American Championship, with the breeze ranging from 16-23 knots and wind against tide creating some really challenging and thrilling downwind surfing conditions, with teams having to work hard not to bury the bow in the next wave.
After racing, 420 appointed coach Nikos Drougkas gave teams a two hour debrief to review the day’s racing and analyse the videos from the race track. The most important focus was on steering and crewing, with less emphasis on tactics, as boat handling came up as the most important issue. With teams taking a toll from gear failure, discussion explored how to minimise breakage wrapping up with a look at starts and mark roundings.
The final day of the 420 South American Championships was held on Sunday 13 October.