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Updated Information - Training at Howth Yacht Club - November 21/22


HYC will be running a 420 training weekend on November 21st and 22nd, open to all 420 sailors.  This is a great opportunity to prepare for the UK End of Seasons or the Kinsale Christmas regatta.

Alistair Kissane is confirmed as coach for the weekend together with an assistant coach.  Fees are €100 for the boat for the weekend (ie €50 per sailor).


Sat 21/11/2015

Registration – 10am

Rigged and ready for launch 11am SHARP!

Debrief: 4.30pm (approx.)

Sun 22/11/2015

Rigged and ready for launch 10am SHARP!

Debrief: 3.30pm (approx.)

Boats loaded 4.30pm

Please complete the attached form (per sailor), and email to training [at] hyc [dot] ie before lunchtime Friday 20th, so we can ensure we have sufficient rescue cover etc.

We look forward to seeing as many boats as possible at the session.


Le Grand Prix de L'Armistice - Maubisson - Event Report


4 Irish sailors travelled to Maubisson in France, over the October break. There were 98 420s racing as well as other classes.

The 420 fleet sailed a total of seven races over the four day event.  Light conditions dominated in beautiful autumn sunshine.  On the first day, racing was abandoned due to lack of wind.  However, making the best of it, the Irish sailors played a soccer match with the French, and even got in a swim.

Kinsale Christmas Regatta - 5th and 6th December


420 sailors are invited to attend the annual Kinsale Christmas Regatta for mixed Dinghies on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November.  First Gun 1200 hrs Saturday & 1030 hrs on Sunday.  For more information please click here


UK End of Seasons - 28-29 Nov


With 8 Irish sailors already confirmed to attend the GB 420 End of Seasons on Nov 28th and 29th, in the Grafham Water SC, the Irish 420 Association would like to encourage more sailors to attend. For some this may be your first event outside of Ireland and if you need any advice please do not hesitate to contact any committee member.

Suggested itinerary:

Either Stena/Irish Ferries - 8-9am departure from Dublin Port, mid day arrival Holyhead. (Irish Ferries SWIFT ferry available for faster journey).

Applications Now Invited for Association Coach


The Irish International 420 Class Association would like to recruit a dedicated 420 coach to support a growing 420 fleet in Ireland.

The purpose of this role is to deliver high quality consistent training to 420 sailors. Particular focus will be on new sailors to the fleet.


Local Coaching Now Available


420 Coaching is now available on a weekly basis at Howth Yacht Club in Dublin and Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork from now to the end of October. Both clubs run their coaching on Saturdays. For further information on Howth coaching please contact Jim Mc Mahon at suttonshore [at] gmail [dot] com and for Cork training please contact Mark Whitaker at mark [dot] whitaker [at] jpmg [dot] ie

420 Event Calender Now Launched


We are delighted to launch our calendar for the year 2016.  To view the calendar please go to the Calendar tab in the menu above or click here.

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