Updated Information - Training at Howth Yacht Club - November 21/22


HYC will be running a 420 training weekend on November 21st and 22nd, open to all 420 sailors.  This is a great opportunity to prepare for the UK End of Seasons or the Kinsale Christmas regatta.

Alistair Kissane is confirmed as coach for the weekend together with an assistant coach.  Fees are €100 for the boat for the weekend (ie €50 per sailor).


Sat 21/11/2015

Registration – 10am

Rigged and ready for launch 11am SHARP!

Debrief: 4.30pm (approx.)

Sun 22/11/2015

Rigged and ready for launch 10am SHARP!

Debrief: 3.30pm (approx.)

Boats loaded 4.30pm

Please complete the attached form (per sailor), and email to training [at] hyc [dot] ie before lunchtime Friday 20th, so we can ensure we have sufficient rescue cover etc.

We look forward to seeing as many boats as possible at the session.


Le Grand Prix de L'Armistice - Maubisson - Event Report


4 Irish sailors travelled to Maubisson in France, over the October break. There were 98 420s racing as well as other classes.

The 420 fleet sailed a total of seven races over the four day event.  Light conditions dominated in beautiful autumn sunshine.  On the first day, racing was abandoned due to lack of wind.  However, making the best of it, the Irish sailors played a soccer match with the French, and even got in a swim.

Kinsale Christmas Regatta - 5th and 6th December


420 sailors are invited to attend the annual Kinsale Christmas Regatta for mixed Dinghies on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November.  First Gun 1200 hrs Saturday & 1030 hrs on Sunday.  For more information please click here


UK End of Seasons - 28-29 Nov


With 8 Irish sailors already confirmed to attend the GB 420 End of Seasons on Nov 28th and 29th, in the Grafham Water SC, the Irish 420 Association would like to encourage more sailors to attend. For some this may be your first event outside of Ireland and if you need any advice please do not hesitate to contact any committee member.

Suggested itinerary:

Either Stena/Irish Ferries - 8-9am departure from Dublin Port, mid day arrival Holyhead. (Irish Ferries SWIFT ferry available for faster journey).

Final Reminder Mid-Term Coaching at RCYC


Please sign-up now for the 420 Open Coaching at RCYC late next week.  All the details are given below and accommodation for traveling sailors will be organised with host families.  To confirm your attendance please email Michael McCann at mccann [at] canndoit [dot] ie as soon as possible.

Open Training at Mid-Term (Additional Information)


The Association is delighted to confirm that Open Training will take place in the Royal Cork Yacht Club from Thursday 29th October to Saturday 31st October.  Sailors will have the opportunity to leave their boats in Cork for a further week and participate in RCYC coaching on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November.

The Coaching will be led by the ISA National Coach Ross Killian and will start at 1100 on the Thursday and 1000 on Friday and Saturday.  We intend that sailing will be completed and boats packed for 1600 on Saturday to facilitate an early departure.

Michael McCann, Class Captain at RCYC, will be co-ordinating the three days locally with the assistance of Mark Whitaker and other local parents.

Team Selection - 2016


The Irish 420 Class Association is pleased to announce the selection criteria for teams to attend the Open & Ladies World Championships 2016 taking place in Imperia, Italy and the Junior Europeans 2016 taking place at Lake Balaton, Hungary. 


The main focus of the Association will be to organise and provide team support for the Worlds Event in Italy. Further information will be made available in due course regarding outline costs, accommodation, boat transport options etc.

The Association will also provide assistance in terms of arrangements, logistical support, boat transport options etc. for teams who are planning to attend any of the overseas pre-qualifying events.

Please note that the Irish 420 Association will not be organising the trip to the Junior Europeans in Hungary.  This responsibility will primarily be for the parents of sailors who have qualified and who are planning to attend. 

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