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420 to the Max video attracts almost 80,000 YouTube views

by Luissa Smith on 5 Feb 2013
Luissa Smith
Launched in 2011, the International 420 Class Association free online Training Video has attracted almost 80,000 YouTube views. Providing coaching and training tips for both the beginner and experienced 420 sailors, 420 to the Max has proved a real success story and available in four language options reaches out to 420 sailors all over the world.

This is the first specific training video produced by the International 420 Class Association and introduces a range of specific techniques, and demonstrates how to master them in different wind and sea conditions and what to consider when undertaking a range of manoeuvres. Sailors are always looking for ways to improve their sailing techniques, improve manoeuvres and get the most out of the time spent on the water and this online resource has provided a significant step towards this objective.

Animated graphic overlays demonstrate specific points to consider in completing manoeuvres, accompanied by an excellent voice over. Designed to help sailors improve their skills and sail their boats better, the video provides a free and excellent resource for 420 sailors around the world. Coaches can also benefit from the video and look at new approaches to training and coaching.

Developed by the International 420 Class Association in partnership with Nick Drougas and Icarus – the training video is broken down into easily digestible sections, which you can view as separate video clips. The video focuses on:

Preparation and General Skills
Lightwinds
Medium Winds
Strong Winds

For more information and to view the videos, go to: www.420sailing.org/content_main.asp?id=5714

Direct links to YouTube are:









Special thanks to the sailors George Vasilas and Akylas Drougkas for their offer to take part in the project. Vasilas was 420 Junior European Champion in 2003 and Drougas was 420 Junior European Champion in 2008 and second at the 2008 420 Junior Worlds

If ISAF MNAs or 420 National Class Associations would like a translation of the video into any other languages please contact José Massapina on: development@420sailing.org

Coming up next and due for publication in Summer 2013 is the 420 i-Exercise Book - an interactive book which will showcase specific exercises and techniques, with text, video and graphic examples to really showcase the techniques of 420 sailing.
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