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Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbite Series had an entry of 29 keelboats and dinghies
Kinsale
29 hardy entrants in 3 fleets were on the start line today for the first day of the Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbite Series kindly sponsored by Osean74 writes Michelle Kennelly. The marina was white with frost as the Squibbers slid…
Former Topper  World Champion Liam Glynn from Ballyholme Yacht Club
Youth Sailing
Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough in Northern Ireland will host its first ISA Youth Sailing Pathway National Championships incorporating the first leg of the IODAI 2017 Optimist Trials in April. The event will be hosted from Thursday 20th to…
Competitors at the pre–race briefing for the 41st All Ireland Inter-Schools Sailing Regatta at Sutton Dinghy Club
Youth Sailing
Last weekend Sutton Dinghy Club ran their Inter-Schools Sailing event. The event in its 41st year attracted 32 schools with 107 boats and 144 youth sailors making the start line last Saturday morning. Well 2 start lines actually with 38 boats…
420 National Champions Douglas Elmes and Colin O'Sullivan (centre)
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There was plenty of wind over the past three days as the 2016 420 Nationals took place at Howth Yacht Club. Steady wind on the first two days ensured that Race Officer Derek Bothwell was able to keep on schedule…
Ireland's (55437) Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain and Niamh Doran had two top ten results yesterday
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On the last day of the qualifying series  of the 2016 420 World Championships in Sanremo, Ireland's best results of the day were achieved by Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain and Niamh Doran with two top ten results ensuring their place in…
Malahide YC sisters Cara and Gemma McDowell sail home after racing
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Wind finally arrived this afternoon at the 2016 420 Worlds in Sanremo, Italy. All three fleets, open, ladies and under 17, completed three races before the wind dropped again.Malahide YC sisters Cara and Gemma McDowell set a high standard for the…
Although flags are flying (including Ireland's) at the 420 Worlds opening ceremony there was no wind for racing on the first day yesterday
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Opening day of racing at the 2016 420 World Championships in Sanremo, Italy, where 14 Irish sailors are competing, did not quite live up to expectations as the breeze failed to kick in. The Race Committee chanced their luck and…
14 sailors are representing Ireland at the event, Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain and Niamh Doran (KYC/CSC), Gemma and Cara McDowell (MYC), Kate Lyttle and Niamh Henry (RSGYC), Geoff Power and James McCann(WHSC / RCYC), Shane McLoughlin and Patrick Whyte (HYC / MSC), Ronan Cournane and Ben Walsh (KYC / SSC) and Douglas Elmes and Colin O'Sullivan (HYC), supported by coaches Ross Killian and Graeme Grant.
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The 2016 420 World Championships opened last night in San Remo, Italy. This year sees the largest ever number of competitors (256) with three competing fleets, Open, Ladies and Under 17.14 sailors are representing Ireland at the event, Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain and…
Harry Durcan takes a swim. See what happens next on the full video below
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Champion youth sailor Harry Durcan of Royal Cork took a swim during heavy weather training at last week's 420 dinghy training camp in Schull, West Cork. The near miss between the two 420s was captured on video and can be…
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The Irish 420 class will stage its  2016 Munster Championships and open coaching session at Schull Sailing Centre during the February Mid-Term break. Coaching will take place from Saturday 13th (registration only) to Tuesday16th February with Ross Killian - ISA…
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There are two meanings of the word open when it comes to sailing writes Richard Aspland. You have 'open' which is both male and female in the same fleet racing against each other. Then you have the kind of open…
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Irish 420 dinghy youth pairing Douglas Elmes and Colin O' Sullivan got an ISAF Youth Worlds boost at the weekend when they won the UK 420 End of Season regatta at Grafham Water Sailing Club. As Afloat reported previously, Elmes and O'Sullivan lead by…
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Douglas Elmes and Colin O' Sullivan lead a 40–Boat British 420 dinghy fleet at Grafham Water Sailing Club. Elmes and O'Sullivan lead by four points from Max Clapp and Ross Banham. Eight Irish boats travelled to the Huntingdon venue for the 2015 420 End…
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Fourteeen 420s travelled to Lough Derg Yacht Club this weekend to take part in the Connacht Championships. Three races were completed in Day one in windy but predominantly dry conditions on Saturday. Three firsts placed Douglas Elmes / Colin O’Sullivan…
Royal Cork & Malahide Yacht Club Combination Lead Hopes at 420 Junior Euros
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#420 – A Royal Cork and Malahide Yacht Club combination of Peter McCann and Cara McDowell top Irish hopes in the gold fleet of the 420 Junior Europeans in Bourgas, Bulgaria. The duo are 19th and two places ahead of Douglas Elmes and Colin O…
Elmes & O'Sullivan Lead Irish at 420 Junior Europeans
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#420 – Howth Yacht Club's Douglas Elmes and Colin O'Sullivan lead Irish hopes after two days racing at the 420 Junior European Championships. The pair lie 14th in a 90–boat fleet. Next best Irish is Royal Cork pairing Peter McCann and Cara McDowell in…

At A Glance – 420 Dinghy Specifications

Crew 2
Type Monohull
Design One-Design
Construction GRP
Rig Bermuda
Keel Centerboard
Trapeze Single
LOA 4.2 metres (13 ft 9 in)
Beam 1.63 metres (5 ft 4 in)
Draft 0.965 metres (3 ft 2.0 in)
Hull weight 80 kilograms (180 lb)
Mast height 6.26 metres (20 ft 6 in)
Main & Jibarea 10.25 square metres (110.3 sq ft) [1]
Mainsail area 7.45 square metres (80.2 sq ft)
Jib / Genoaarea 2.8 square metres (30 sq ft)
Spinnakerarea 8.83 square metres (95.0 sq ft)

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