POSITIVE PRAISE FROM COACHES TESTAMENT TO SUCCESS OF 420 CLASS HIGH LEVEL COACHES CLINIC
The 420 Class High Level Coaches Clinic wrapped up today, 7 October 2018, at Vilamoura Sailing in Portugal after 5 days of intensive classroom and on-water sessions led by the renowned coach Jim Saltonstall MBE (GBR).
Over the five days, all key aspects of sailing and coaching were covered, with presentations from experts under the eye of Head Coach Jim Saltonstall:
- Michalis Mileos (GRE)
- Dr. Bernardo Pessoa (POR)
- Drª. Mónica Neves (POR)
- Eng. Pedro Pires de Lima (POR)
Participating coaches had plenty of opportunity to run their own coaching sessions, practisting teaching techinques in the classroom and on the water. Any programme is only as good as the level of success achieved, and the outcome of the 420 Class Clinic was confirmed by the many testimonials from the eighteen participating coaches. Take a watch of the feedback below:
You can see all the videos on the 420 Class Facebook Page.
The 420 Class High Level Coaches Clinic was hosted free of charge to coaches, who only needed to cover their transport, accommodation and meals.
Eighteen coaches from Angola, Portugal and Romania participated:
- Paixão Afonso (ANG) - Clube Naval de Luanda (Olympic Sailor)
- Edinaldo Torres (ANG) - Clube Naval de Luanda
- Matias Montinho (ANG - Clube Naval de Luanda (Olympic Sailor)
- Moisés Camota (ANG) - Clube Naval de Luanda
- Rui Albuquerque (ANG) - Clube Naval de Luanda
- Guilherme Cabral (POR) - Clube Naval de Sesimbra
- Gonçalo Pires (POR) - Clube Naval de Portimão
- Rodolfo Pires (POR) - Clube Naval de Portimão
- Álvaro Marinho (POR) - currently coaching the 470 female swiss team (Olympic Sailor)
- Nuno Barreto (POR) - Freelance Coach, from Clube Naval de Cascais (Olympic Sailor)
- Pedro Cruz (POR) - Clube Naval de Cascais
- Paulo Baptista (POR) - Clube Náutico de Tavira
- Gonçalo Ramos (POR) - Clube de Vela do Barreiro
- Ingrid Fortunato (POR) - Clube de Vela de Lagos
- Frederico Rato (POR) - Clube Naval de Portimão;
- António Tinoco (POR) - Sport Club do Porto
- Francisco Melo – (POR) - Clube Internacional da Marina de Vilamoura
- Liviu Doara (ROM) - Sportul Studentesc Bucuresti
The aim of the High Level Coaches Clinic is to share knowledge and coaching techniques, with sessions delivered by specialists in a mix of shore side theory and on-water practical sessions. Led by Head coach Jim Saltonstall (GBR), long time coach of the British Sailing Team who has encouraged and inspired so many youngsters towards international and Olympic success. Jim is joined by renowned 420 Coach Michalis Mileos (GRE), along with experts Pedro Pires de Lima (POR), Dr Bernardo Pessoa (POR) and Drª Mónica Neves (POR).
The Clinic was a mix of on-water sessions, lectures, exercises and presentations. Click here for full information on the Clinic Programme and General Conditions