The 420 is an established performance two person trapeze and spinnaker racing dinghy. There are 58,000 worldwide. This popular dinghy is sailed at school, club, open, national and international levels. There are many second hand boats available, active clubs and excellent tuition for all levels. Built in buoyancy tanks make the boat very safe even when inverted. The 420 is a youth development boat in Ireland and in 42 other countries. Most of the World's top sailors sailed in this class and easily moved on to succeed in other classes.
-Nautivela hull 2009
Unused since May 2011, perfectly maintained.
22, 23 March, Training RCYC
Entries are now being accepted by HYC for the Youth Nationals. The event is also the second leg of the Selector Series for International Events. There is a 20 euro discount for entries received by the 11th April.
Entry can be made online here: https://www.hyc.ie/entryonline/youthNats14/entrylist.asp
The next 420 open training will be held on 22/23 March at RCYC. Mark Whitaker is organising the event. The training will be run by ISA 420 Coach Ross Killian supported by Cian O'Regan and Rob Lehane. The cost of the training will be 100 euro per boat for the weekend. All are welcome!
The Cork sailors are kindly offering to host sailors from the rest of the country. Please contact Mark Whitaker (mark [dot] whitaker [at] jpmg [dot] ie) to confirm you will be training and if you want accommodation.
The Selection Series rules has just been published for qualification for international event this year. The Irish Association are planning to send teams to both the World Championships in Germany and the Junior Europeans in Poland.
The weather forecast for next week is good with light to moderate winds and warmer temperatures.
Saturday 15th, 1630 check in to accommodation.
Sunday 16th, 0930 register for training. Please bring the balance of money due for the training and accommodation if you have not paid in full. Cheque or cash. Also, all sailors must be members of the Irish 420 Class Association. The cost is 10 euro per sailor (the cheapest of any class!)
Sunday 16th, 1000 training begins.
Thursday 20th, 0930 Registration for Munster Championships.
Notice of Race
Click on the link for the NOR for the Munsters. There is one amendment to the NOR. The entry fee has been reduced to 70 euro.
Click on the link for 2014 Munsters NOR