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Summer 420 courses at Howth Yacht Club


Howth Yacht Club are planning a number of 420 training courses this Summer and have invited members of the 420 Association to participate.

There are three weeks available and the coach will most likely be Graeme Grant.

Further details and entry forms are available at  Go to icon “Training & Dinghy's” and then "Junior Summer Courses” for further information.  HYC needs to assess the level of interest and therefore booking as early as possible is advisable. 

Course Dates are planned as follows:-

  • Week starting 13th June.
  • Week starting 25th July.
  • Week starting 1st August.

If you have any queries or require further information please contact Jim McMahon (HYC 420 Class Captain) at  086-803 4980.

420 Connaught Championships - Event Report



KYC's Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain sailing with Niamh Doran came out ahead in a close battle at the 2016 420 Connaught Championships, hosted by Kinsale Yacht Club.  With Geoff Power and James McCann together with Kate Lyttle and Niamh Henry challenging throughout the all-girl crew scored three firsts and two seconds in a six race series to take the title.

In Silver Rob Talbot and Cathal Mahon from Galway took the honours with the new pairing of Grace O'Beirne and Kathy Kelly coming second and Michael O'Suilleabhain helming to third in his first event in the class.

The committee are very appreciative of the warm reception and excellent sailing provided by Kinsale Yacht Club and thank all those club members who assisted.

For full results please click here.

World Championships 2016 - Team Update


The Irish International 420 Class are pleased to announce that the following teams have been selected to represent their country at the 2016 420 World Championships in Sanremo, Italy:


Open Worlds:   

  1. Douglas Elmes & Colin O'Sullivan
  2. Shane McLoughlin & Patrick Whyte
  3. Ronan Cournane & Ben Walsh

Ladies World Championship: 

  1. Gemma McDowell & Cara McDowell
  2. Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain & Niamh Doran
  3. Kate Lyttle & Niamh Henry 

Open Worlds under 17:       

  1. Geoff Power & James McCann

Congratulations and well done to all the teams on their selection and we wish them every success.  Our sailors will be supported by Ross Killian, 420 National Coach and Graeme Grant, Association Coach for the event.  The Association is very appreciative of the support from the Irish Sailing Association in the arrangements for attendance at this event.

420 Promotion Flyer - Please Distribute


We now enclose a copy of the 420 flyer prepared by the ISA to promote the class.

It would be great if all members could circulate this to your fellow sailors and club members and also display on your Junior notice board. If you have a 420 class captain, please let them know or ask your Junior Convenor/Organiser to assist.  Even better - please put your own name on the poster as a local contact.

We have a new boat from Westport join us from Westport this weekend, so welcome to Roisin and Mimi.  Great to see the fleet is growing in the West and across the country.


Final Results for 2016 Curradinghy Munster Championships


We are delighted to publish the final results for the Munster Championships.  Well done to Douglas Elmes and Colin O'Sullivan who came first in Gold and Rob Talbot and Cathal Mahon who came first in Silver.  With 15 boats on the water - many of them newcomers to the fleet - this has been a great start to the series of events for 2016.

ISA 420 2012 Academy Boats now reduced in price


The ISA have reduced the asking price for 3 2012 Nautivela 420s used by our Academy sailors as their 2nd boat abroad.

The price of €3,500 is now reduced to €2,950.


• 2012 Nautivela hull

• Superspar Mast

• Selden Boom & Spinnaker pole

Douglas Elmes and Colin O'Sullivan win ISA Junior Sailor of the Year


Douglas and Colin

Douglas Elmes and Colin O'Sullivan have won the ISA Youth Sailors of the Year for 2015 at the ISA Award ceremony yesterday - 4th February. 

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