Angola trains manoeuvring boats for African Sailing Championship

Boat manoeuvring training will dominate, as of Wednesday, in Luanda, the second week of preparation of the National Optimist Sailing Team, with a view to the African Championship, to be held from 2 to 9 May, in the Kingdom of Morocco.

The information was provided to ANGOP, by the national coach, Moisés Camota, who also highlighted the adjustment of the sailor’s movement in the curves, in order to avoid irregular tricks that compromise the score.

He said that after this, the position keeping control will be tested, as a way of managing the opposing pressure and the movement of the wind.

The group, which kicked off work last week, has already reviewed the race course, pre-start techniques, tackling management and other techniques.

In the continental event, the national combined team aim to revalidate the title.

Angola was crowned African champion for the first time in the 2016 Edition, held in Luanda, followed by achievements in Egypt 2017, Seychelles Islands 2019 and South Africa 2022.

In addition to the National Team, representatives from Egypt, Tanzania, Sudan, Tunisia and the host Morocco are confirmed, as well as guest counterparts from Argentina, Canada, Australia, Brazil, France, Spain and the UAE.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)