The 2012 Junior European Championships will take place in Riva del Garda, Italy from 9th – 17th August. It is proposed to send an Irish Team to this event. Coaching and event support will be organized by the Class Association with the funding and support from the ISA and the Irish Sports Council. A total of seven crews will be selected by qualification, with a minimum of two crews must be either all female or male. Click for Notice of Race.
The events to decide the selection for the Junior European Championships are the Mitsubishi Youth Nationals in The Royal St. George Yacht Club/National Yacht Club/Royal Irish Yacht Club and the Connacht Championships in Galway Bay Sailing Club. These events will count as a single series for qualification scoring purposes. The overall score will be calculated by adding the total points of each helm of each of these regattas. After 3 races are completed a sailor’s worst score may be discarded. After 9 races are sailed across both championships then the worst two scores can be discarded from either regatta.
The 2012 420 World Championships and Ladies 420 World Championships will take place in Neusiedl am See, Austria from 27th July – 5th August. The Class Association is entitled to nominate up to 7 male or mixed crews for entry to the World Championship and 7 Female crews for entry in the Ladies World Championship. Click for Notice of Race. The Class Association will not be supporting at either the Open or Ladies World Championships. The Class Association will consider nominating crews for entry to either the Worlds or Ladies Worlds based on the results of the Connacht Championships. Crews must finish in the top 10 at the Connachts in order to be considered for nomination for the Worlds.
Halfway through the early spring class training camp in Schull, the sailors and coaches are delighted with the progress so far. The 26 sailors have been blessed with summer-like weather including bright skies and almost warm sunshine. On the water it's been quite a lot colder than ashore, but superb conditions for learning.
Nice video and brief update on Schull training available on: http://www.afloat.ie/
Training Date – 13th – 17th February 2012
Venue – Schull, West Cork, Ireland
Cost - €300 / boat
Contact Tom Mapplebeck on 0862475551 or tom [at] curradinghy [dot] com
Coaching will be lead by Tom Mapplebeck, Christian Birrell and Nic Asher, more coaches will be available if numbers exceed expectations.
Entries are now open for the ISA Mitsubishi Youth National Championship 2012. This is an important qualifier/selector for the 420s. Entry details availible from:
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CALL : CIARA DOWLING 087 2235148 / 284 1180
In April (12th-15th) over 400 sailors will compete in Dublin Bay in seven different classes (Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 420, Feva, Topper, 29er and Optimist). For youth sailors, this event is the most important in the annual calendar as it is the decider for the top Irish sailors to compete internationally during 2012 and is the pathway for future Olympic sailors.
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Coaches will be confirmed over the next few weeks.
We currently have a number of sailors interested in the camp with some over seas sailors also interested, we hope to have these confirmed over the next week. If anyone has a boat which they may be able to loan to these sailors, that would be great.
The Irish 420 fleet arrived in Lough Derg last weekend for the End of Seasons. Many boats partook in a three day training course with Olympian Ger Owens and former 420 sailor Rob Lehane prior to the event, while others were coached by Tom Mapleback for three days in Galway. Overall the fleet came to the event very well prepared. The event was held in surprisingly sunny conditions but with that sun came very little wind and bitterly cold weather.
Irish 420 Class Association - End of Seasons - Lough Derg Yacht Club
Results are final as of 14:48 on November 6, 2011
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The sailing documentation for the 420 End of Season Regatta is attached. The event is due to take place at LDYC on the 5th and 6th of November. Registration is 9:00-10:30am with the first warning signal at 10:55am to allow for four races on Saturday.
I would like to remind you that the AGM of the Irish International 420 Class Association will take place at 6pm on Sat 5th of November at the LDYC clubhouse