2012 Selection Criteria - World Championships

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.

Mid-term training camp: mid-way report

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.

Update on 420 coaching - Schull

Nice video and brief update on Schull training available on: http://www.afloat.ie/

420 Mid Term Camp

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.

ISA Mitsubishi Youth Nationals 2012 - Entries now open.


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:



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.

New year training camp - VENUE CHANGE

The 420 New Year training camp is due to take place in RCYC from the 3rd to 7th January

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.

420 End of Seasons Event Report

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.

Final Results - End of Seasons

Irish 420 Class Association - End of Seasons - Lough Derg Yacht Club

Results are final as of 14:48 on November 6, 2011

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 15, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet SailNo Club HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
1st Gold IRL 53156 RCYC Patrick Crosbie Grattan Roberts (4.0) 3.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 15.0 11.0
2nd Gold TUR 52223 HYC Robert Dickson Sean Waddilove 1.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 (6.0) 4.0 18.0 12.0
3rd Gold TUR 5 NYC Sean Donnelly Tadgh Donnelly 2.0 4.0 4.0 (7.0) 2.0 2.0 21.0 14.0
4th Gold IRL 53836 RCYC Aodh Kennedy Peter Stokes 3.0 1.0 (16.0 OCS) 10.0 1.0 1.0 32.0 16.0
5th Gold GBR 53967 RStGYC Adam Hyland Cian Guilfoyle 5.0 5.0 3.0 2.0 4.0 (6.0) 25.0 19.0
6th Gold TUR 53799 HYC / Skerries Fergus Flood Bill Staunton 10.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 (12.0) 7.0 44.0 32.0
7th Silver GBR 52868 GBSC Aaron O'Reilly Roisin Jordan 8.0 12.0 6.0 (13.0) 8.0 8.0 55.0 42.0
8th Gold USA 54067 MYC Orlagh Thompson Ciaran Costello 7.0 10.0 (16.0 DNF) 6.0 9.0 11.0 59.0 43.0
9th Gold IRL 53701 GBSC Jack Lee Ciaran Jordan 6.0 7.0 11.0 8.0 (14.0) 14.0 60.0 46.0
10th Silver GBR 52229 GBSC Rian Conboy Rhona Furey (14.0) 9.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 10.0 60.0 46.0
11th Gold GBR 1 GBSC Cian Walsh Fiachra McHugh 13.0 8.0 10.0 5.0 11.0 (15.0) 62.0 47.0
12th Gold ESP 52935 RStGYC Fernando Davila Alfredo Davde 12.0 (16.0 DSQ) 7.0 11.0 13.0 5.0 64.0 48.0
13th Gold IRL 53206 GBSC Donal Collins Jack Collins 11.0 11.0 13.0 (15.0) 7.0 9.0 66.0 51.0
14th Silver IRL 51987 WHBTC Michael Jones Liadh Conway (15.0) 13.0 9.0 12.0 5.0 13.0 67.0 52.0
15th Silver IRL 50611 RStGYC Kate Lyttle Alanna Lyttle 9.0 14.0 12.0 14.0 (15.0) 12.0 76.0 61.0

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End Of Seasons Regatta and AGM, 5th & 6th November - LDYC Dromineer

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 . We would encourage everyone to attend as your input is important going forward to next year.

Mid-term Training Clinics

There will be two specialist 420 coaching clinics held over the upcoming October mid-term. The first will be held in Galway Bay Sailing Club (GBSC) 1st-3rd November. The second will be held in Lough Derg Yacht Club (LDYC) 2nd-4th November.

These dovetail into the 420 End of Seasons in LDYC on 5 & 6 November and it's a great time for both existing 420 sailors and those new to the class to get some quality time in the boat. "Read more" below for details...

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