03 Dec 2022
Day 4 report - 2022 420 High Level Coaches Clinic
Today we started the day four of the 420 High-Level Coaches Clinic, with a early visit to the sail loft of Zaoli Sails in Marina Degli Aregai, Santo Stefano al Mare, that is situated very close from Imperia.
We have been well received by the sail designer Rafaelle Barbera, that made a guided visit by the loft, followed by a practical sessions about sails in general and 420 in particular.
Rafaelle shown us all the process, since the beginning, starting with the shape design according with the requests (type of mast, weight of the team…) then the cut of the panels on the plotter, after, the way to assemble it and final retouches.
Coming back to Yacht Club Imperia, we went to the classroom with coaches and sailors, for a theoretical session about racing strategy.
After lunch and a short briefing, an afloat session of about two hours took place, followed by the respective debriefing.
Today we had the coldest day of the clinic, very windy in the morning, dropping a little bit in the afternoon.
Tomorrow we are going for the last day of this successful clinic.
Report by Mr. Jose Massapina, Chairperson of the International 420 Class Association and Director of the 420 Development Programme.