Abbey & Evie’s Blog – 420 training
This weekend while the rest of our KSSA friends were at Bough Beech, Abbey and I were at Rutland Sailing Club for a 420 training weekend in preparation for the start of the championship series starting next weekend.
The forecast for this weekend was very breezy with strong gusts – and it didn’t disappoint! The focus of the weekend’s training was ‘FID’ which is to help the communications inside the boat, it stands for Focus Information and Decisions. There was also a strong focus on upwind sailing.
Day two was more of the same in the morning with races in the afternoon, lots of fast reaches and huge gusts. Unfortunately for us one of these gusts hit us while we had the kite up on the reach, causing us to capsize and snapping the bungee on our trapeze wires in the process, so we weren’t able to complete the last race.
It was a weekend filled with capsizes for everyone, one of which was a fairly spectacular one by our friends who actually made it onto Pitchpolecentral (check it out on Instagram). All in all a great weekend. Hard work and a few bruises but lots learned.