Walker Communications 420 Ulster Championships 2013 31st August – 1st September 2013

Donaghadee Sailing Club is delighted to host the first 420 event in the North of Ireland for some time. Local PRO Jimmie McKee will ensure 2 days of top quality racing in the infamous tidal waters of Donaghadee.
Registration for the event will open at 0830 on Saturday 31st August with the 1st warning at 11:55. There will be food and live entertainment for all soon after racing on Saturday evening, hopefully you can join us. There is a very nominal charge of £5.00 per head.
It is hoped to organise some training pre-event, details to follow. Boat storage will be available if needed.
A comprehensive information pack for the weekend is attached. It provides location, schedule, tides and accommodation details. More information can be obtained by visiting www.donaghadeesc.co.uk or by contacting Stuart Ogg, Chair of the Organising Committee on 07714262223 or stuartogg [at] btinternet [dot] com

Volvo Irish 420 Nationals - RCYC 9-11th August with Open Training from 7th August

Royal Cork Yacht Club is delighted to host this years Volvo Irish 420 Nationals on the 9th to 11th August 2013.  Entrants can look forward to excellent sailing off Roches Point (weather permitting) with three races being planned on each day.
For a copy of the Notice of Race - please click here
For a copy of the Entry Form - please click here
Open training, led by Ross Killian, will take place on the 7th and 8th of August with a total of three  coaches on the water.  The cost of the training will be €100 per boat with food being provided on the Wednesday night. It is important to confirm your intention to attend the Open Training as early as possible by emailing Mark Whitaker at mark [dot] whitaker [at] jpmg [dot] ie
If any of the sailors are having difficulty in getting accommodation for the Open Training or the Nationals please let Mark know.
Finally your attention is drawn to the reduced entry fee for the Nationals - entries need to be sent to the Royal Cork Yacht Club by July 31st to avoid the late entry fee.

2013 ex-Charter boats for sale

Ex Charter 420's from 2013 season.

-Nautivela Hull - new June 2013
-Harken fittings throughout
-Nautivela race foils
-Selden Zeta mast, boom and pole
-Complete Curradinghy race pack
-Top, Bottom, Mast, Boom and Rudder bag
-Launching Trolley


Special offer available on Zaoli Sails when purchased with the boat.

Contact Tom - tom [at] curradinghy [dot] com or 0862475551

Irish 420 Class Association AGM Friday 9th August RCYC

The Irish 420 Class would like to invite all members to attend the AGM which will be held in the Royal Cork YC at 6pm on Friday 9th of August. The date is the first day of the National Championships.

420 Training Thursday 4th July, Friday 5th July RSGYC

The Irish 420 Class in association with the RSGYC and ISA are organising open training in the RSGYC Dun Laoghaire on Thursday 4th July, Friday 5th July. The cost is 100 euro per boat for the two days. 
Ross Killian ISA Coach will be the head coach for the training so top quality training is ensured. We would also like to encourage any 420 sailors who are new to the class or club sailors to attend. All Welcome. There will be training for everyone.
Please email RSGYC b [dot] fusco [at] hotmail [dot] com (subject: 420%20Training%204-5%20July%202013) (Head Coach Ben Fusco) to confirm that you will be attending. Please email as soon as you can, but before Monday evening. Payment on arrival. Plan to be on the water at 10am, so arrival before 9am on Thursday.

Connachts Postponed

The Connachts that were scheduled for July have been postponed until after the Summer.

IRL 50288 For Sale

Good Condition, ready to sail. One full set of sails, new spinnaker pole
New slot gasket
Launching Trailer
Top Cover and Undercover
Perfect for getting into this fast growing and competitive class


086 1697857 / 01 2789994
hugh [dot] maguire95 [at] gmail [dot] com
Located in Dublin

For Sale - IRL51604

420 for sale in good condition and ready to race. It was used for ISA competitions between 2005-2007 but has not been sailed since and has been safely stored.

All fittings attached
1x Main (racing)
1x Main (training)
1x Jib (racing)
1x Jib (training)
2x spinnakers
1x spinnaker pole
1x Rudder
1x Trapeze harness
New mast
New centerboard
Launching trolley
Road Trailer
Top and bottom covers

Price: 2,500 EUR
Contact: lucyf [dot] fitzgerald [at] gmail [dot] com Phone: 087 135 1328

2013 - Qualification Series Results

The results for the qualification series for the 420 Worlds in Valencia and Junior Europeans in Pwhelli are included below.  In the event of places not being taken up, the 420 Class Association Committee may decide to send alternative crews who have participated in the ranking series.


Helm Munsters 2013 ISA Youth Nationals Leinsters 2013 Total Nett Rank Open & Ladies Worlds Junior Europeans
Event weighting 1 1 1          
Adam Hyland 25 23 25 73 50 1 Qualified Qualified
Robert Dickson 23 25 24 72 49 2 Qualified Qualified
Peter McCann 22 24 18 64 46 3 Qualified Qualified
Harry Whitaker 24 21 21 66 45 4 Qualified Qualified
Kate Lyttle 20 16 22 58 42 5 Qualified Qualified
Lizzy McDowell 16 18 23 57 41 6 Qualified Qualified
Ewan McMahon 18 19 20 57 39 7 Qualified Qualified
Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain 12 20 17 49 37 8 Qualified  
Philip McDowell 14 15 19 48 34 9 Qualified  
Jack Lee 15 17 16 48 33 10 Qualified  
Douglas Elmes 17 13 0 30 30 11    
Scott Levie 13 14 0 27 27 12    
Lucy McCutcheon 0 11 15 26 26 13    
Patrick Crosbie 0 22 0 22 22 14    
Mark Hassett 21 0 0 21 21 15    
Hugh McGuire 19 0 0 19 19 16    
Fergus Flood 0 12 0 12 12 17    

Curradinghy Leinsters 2013 Event Report


After six races in blustery conditions on the Broadmeadows, Malahide, Adam Hyland/Bill Staunton (RStGYC/SSC) took the Curradinghy-sponsored 420 Leinster title from Robert Dickson/Sean Waddilove (HYC/SSC) by virtue of two race wins.

Hyland & Staunton won the fourth and fifth races to edge out their northside rivals who were second in four races.

The Malahide cousins Lizzy and Cara McDowell also had a consistent series and also won the third race to finish third overall, a point ahead of the Royal St.George YC sisters Kate and Alanna Lyttle.

Best placed of the silver fleet was Philip McDowell & Cian Buckley of the host club in 7th overall.

Event organiser, Brian McDowell, thanked PRO Neil Murphy and the race management team that conducted racing in challenging conditions.

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