The 2013 420 World Championships and Ladies 420 World Championships will take place in Valencia, Spain from 22nd July – 30th July. The Class Association is entitled to nominate up to 7 male or mixed crews for entry to the Open World Championship and 7 Female crews for entry in the Ladies World Championship.
The 2013 Junior European Championships will take place in Pwllheli, Wales from 14th – 22nd August. The Class Association is entitled to nominate 7 crews for this event.
The attached documents detail the class ranking system and the criteria that will be used by the Irish 420 Class Committee to select teams for these events.
UK Qualifiers, Weymouth and Pwhelli.
With the upcoming events in the UK drawing near, we can confirm that the ISA will be sending Ross Killian as coach. He will be there to coach on the water, deliver briefings, help with the forecasts and prepare the sailors for what to expect out on Weymouth bay and in Pwhelli. The dates of the events are:
2nd & 3rd March, Weymouth, UK Winter Championships.
Ross will be on site for the Thursday and Friday before both weekends and will be running sessions on the water for those who are there to prepare for the weekends racing he will be coaching any Irish boat that attend but will not be acting as a team leader ashore however. There is the possibility of Ross helping with the transportation of boats to these regattas so those who are planning on attending either one can email him at rosskillian [at] email [dot] com and he will try to help.
David Harte of the Fastnet Marine Outdoor Education Centre is organising the 2013 Munsters on behalf of the class association.
The Notice of Race and the Entry Form are now available as attachments here. Entrants that are under 18 should also download and complete a parental consent form.
Please get your entries in before Tuesday 12th February.
Updated criteria will be published shortly for the selection of the boats to represent Ireland at the ISAFs.
420 Midterm Training Camp
Dates: Sunday 10th to Wednesday 13th February
Venue: FMOEC Schull, West Cork
Cost: €200 / boat
Join the Irish 420 Class Association for four days of top quality training with Olympic Coaches and World Championship winning sailors. Numbers will be limited to ensure good coach ratios so please book early to avoid disappointment. To book a place please e-mail Alacoque Daly at alacoquedaly1 [at] gmail [dot] com
Charter boats are available from Tom Mapplebeck tom [at] curradinghy [dot] com
All participants must have paid their class membership for 2013 (€10/sailor) New members should download an application form from the Membership section of the website and bring it with their payment to the training camp.
Parental Consent Forms will also be required for sailors who are under 18. These may also be downloaded from the Membership section of the website.
The 420 Munster Championships will be held immediately following the training camp on Thursday 14th / Friday 15th February. More details to follow.
Date – 2nd – 6th January 2013
The 420 New Year training camp is due to take place in RCYC from the 2nd to 6th January. Coaches will be confirmed over the next few weeks. We currently have a number of sailors interested in the camp and we hope to have these confirmed over the next week. Accomodation is available with various family’s around cork and Tom Crosbie will help arrange this if needed.
We have put together a plan of what we feel the sailors need to work on, however if you are able to send through to us what you wish to work on, we will be able to work this into the schedule before we arrive. Please send these onto tom [at] curradinghy [dot] com
The training is due to start on the 2nd January at 11am to allow for sailors arriving on the day to be rigged up and ready for first briefing. We require the boats to be rigged and ready to be launched, however sailors should not be changed. We advise that you bring appropriate clothing for on the water and on land. Please also bring with you notebooks, pens and rulebook
Boats are available to borrow if required, please notify us in advance if you wish or know of any sailors looking to take part.
The cost of training will be 100€/person, payment is due on the first day of training.
PLEASE CONFIRM IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THE TRAINING
For any other information, please contact Tom Mapplebeck
tom [at] curradinghy [dot] com
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After a year off, the 420 Currabinny cup was once more sailed in Cork harbour as part of a "festival of dinghy sailing" on the 3rd and 4th of November alongside the optimist and laser End of Season. All boats were local, there was a bite in the air and the breeze was up on both days.
A strong local contingent 9 boats from Skerries, Malahide, Howth, Sutton and Clontarf and 10 visitors from Dunlaoghaire, Wexford, Cork, Tralee and Galway made a superb weekend of class coaching in Howth.
Near perfect training conditions were provided on the Saturday with an average 10 knots and sun shine giving plenty of opportunity to learn new skills or develop existing ones under the guidance of the coaching team. The coaching team was headed up by Ross Killian, 420 national coach, and assisted by Ger Owens, Tomas Mapplebeck and Graeme Grant. The sailors enjoyed dinner in the evening giving an opportunity to unwind and have some banter about the day’s activities on the water and to eat some birthday cake.
Sunday saw slightly poorer weather conditions in the morning with rain dying out to very cold conditions but the perfect wind was still there giving two great sessions on the water. The weekend has provided great support to the growing class of 420s in Howth Yacht Club and the surrounding area. But was also a great indicator to the strength and depth of the class for the upcoming 2013 season.
Special thanks have to go to all of the sailors without whom the event could not have been the success it was, Irish 420 class association and Brian Mc Dowell for co ordination and support before, during and after; Howth Yacht Club for the use of the facility and access to the fantastic training areas; Ian Dickson, Malahide YC and the ISA for use of the coach boats; the coaches; and Des Flood the class captain in Howth.
Winter training will continue in Howth Yacht Club
The next class training will be in the Royal St George Yacht Club 11th-12th November
First, a reminder that the next class training weekend is scheduled for 13-14 October in Howth.
At the same time plans are underway for the next class training weekend in the Royal St George Yacht Club on 10th and 11th November 2012.
All abilities of sailors will be catered for with boats available for beginners and improvers try out. Charter Boats are available from CurraDinghy. Expert coaching will be provided by Olympic Coach Ross Killian and a team of the best coaches available.
Enrollment details will follow shortly.