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.
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
We have a great line up of events for this year, with the 420's travelling to Wexford and County Antrim YC for the first time.
Here is the full list:
Saturday 15th to Friday 21st February
The 420 Schull Training Camp is taking place on the February mid term break from Saturday 15th to Wednesday 19th February. This is followed by the Munster Championship on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st. There will be training for all levels, for those new to the class as well as those at the top.
After consulting with the class members, nearly everyone preferred the option where sailors stay together in holiday cottages under the supervision of coaches and some parents. The sailors and coaches will cook for themselves. There will be a range of activities organised for the evening time in the houses. An outline of the camp:
The Irish 420 Association will be selecting teams for the World Championships in Germany and the Junior European Championships in Poland in 2014. The Association has nominated the Munster Championships and the ISA Youth Nationals as the two selector events. If you are hoping to qualify you must attend these two events.
The selection criteria will be published very shortly.
Graeme Grant of HYC is organising local 420 training on Saturdays before Christmas. The session will be either on Saturday mornings 1030 to 1300 or afternoons 1400 to 1630.
Cost will be 15 euro per session per person and you may pay per session.
Please email Graeme (Graemesurf [at] gmail [dot] com) to let him know whether mornings or afternoons are best for you and which Saturdays you are available. Training is planned for this Saturday, 23 November.