Leinster's POSTPONED

The Leinster Championship scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to the atrocious weather forecast. A rescheduled date will be announced in due course.

Pre-ISA Youth Nationals Training - Lough Derg


ISA 420 coach Ross Killian will be holding an open training session focusing on regatta preparation for the ISA youth nationals in Lough Derg on Wednesday 3rd of April.
The aim of the session will be to get on the water the day before the regatta in order to familiarise the sailors with the venue and the racing areas.  There will be a briefing at 1.00pm at the club.  1 session is planned on the water followed by a de brief. The session is open to all and will be no fee.

420 class training - Malahide

Well done to all who took part in the training in Malahide this week. The feedback from the coaches was that everybody had done really well. Looking forward to the Leinsters next weekend.

Class Training - Malahide 17-18 March Fully Booked

The class coaching weekend on 17-18 March is fully booked. Please only travel to this event if you have already received a confirmation that you have a place.

Weymouth event spring 2013

Well done to the participants that entered the UK qualifiers set out by the ISA as one of the ISAF qualifying event. There were many great performances and will ensure the ISA Youth Championships are hotly contested for the ISAF nomination.

Ziegelmayer 420 IRL 52407

2005 Ziegelmayer hull in brilliant condition. no sign of ageing, Perfect for a new entry to class.

2013 Leinster Championships 23-24 March, Malahide Yacht Club


Malahide Yacht Club SlipThe 420 Leinster Championships will be held in Malahide Yacht Club on the weekend of 23rd/24th March. Please find the NOR & Entry Form for the Leinsters attached.


St Patrick’s Weekend Training Camp - 17 & 18 March


Dates: Sunday 17th to Monday 18th March
Venue: Malahide Yacht Club
Cost: €100 / boat
Join the Irish 420 Class Association for two days of top quality training with International & Olympic Coaches. Numbers will be limited to ensure good coach ratios so please book early to avoid disappointment. 
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 Leinster Championships will be held in Malahide Yacht Club on the weekend of 23rd/24th March. The club will provide free storage for boats between the training camp and the Leinsters if you plan to do both events.

2013 Munsters

 The 2013 Munster Championships were held in FMOEC, Schull 14-15 February. The event followed a very successful four-day coaching event lead by David Harte and included visiting coaches Tom Mapplebeck, Ross Killian and Elliot Willis.

Racing started in blustery conditions and the first day's racing was held in Schull Harbour. Several heavy gusts came through and a squall during race 3 saw several boats capsize on the downwind leg. Most of the fleet recovered and held on for a fourth and final race of the day after which Adam Hyland and Bill Staunton were leading the fleet.

Friday started entirely differently with no wind at all. Eventually a light Southerly set in and the fleet made their way out to the harbour entrance to sail the remaining two races of the championship. The Whitaker brothers performed best in the light conditions and took two wins on the day to move into second overall, although they were unable to overhaul event winners Adam and Bill.

Full results here and a gallery of photographs here.

ISA conference to include performance stream

The ISA have introduced a performance stream to the conference this year. The idea is to give people a look behind the scenes of what makes a performance programme tick. It is targeted for both sailors and parents alike.

The presentations should be both enjoyable and insightful. What's more we are NOT charging any fee.

ISA Team Physio Mark McCabe will deliver a no-nonsense workshop on Strength & Conditioning. ISA Team Psychologist Kate Kirby will discuss how mental factors can influence performance. Finally Olympic 49er sailor Matt McGovern will talk about the highs and lows of London 2012 and how it prepared him for his Rio 2016 campaign.

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