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Fiona and Nicola Ferguson (bow number 61) of the National Yacht Club competing at the Junior European Championships earlier in the year
  With the 420 Junior European Team just back from Sesimbra in Portugal it is straight into the Connaught Regional Championships at Lough Ree Yacht Club to be followed shortly thereafter by the 420 Nationals at Howth Yacht Club. The…
Micheal O’Suilleabhain and Michael Carroll from Kinsale YC at the 2018 Leinster Championships
#420 - Michael O’Suilleabhain and Michael Carroll of Kinsale Yacht Club were sitting in 44th place (47th in the Open) after five days of racing at the 420 Junior Europeans in Portugal. After a strong showing earlier in the week…
Mirror sailing downwind on Lough Ree, which hosts the inaugural Double Ree Regatta on the weekend of 21-22 July
#YouthSailing - Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July are the dates to save for the inaugural Double Ree Regatta at Lough Ree Yacht Club. The four biggest two-handed youth classes will be competing in their respective regional championships at next…
Micheal O’Suilleabhain and Michael O’Carroll from Kinsale Yacht Club during the recent Leinster Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
With the Schull training week and the Leinster Regional Championships already completed earlier in the year, the 420 Class Association are set for a busy summer of events starting with the 2018 Junior European Championships in Sesimbra, Portugal in early…
Nicola and Fiona Ferguson of the National Yacht Club are the 420 Leinster Champions
The 2018 420 Leinster Championships were hosted by the Royal St. George Yacht Club over the weekend in champagne sailing conditions. However Saturday morning looked ominous with a thick fog hanging over the harbour and the Stena Carrier moored at…
Nicola and Fiona Ferguson of the National Yacht Club are on the Junior European Team
The Irish 420  team has been announced for the 2018 Junior European Championships. Easter's Volvo Irish Sailing Youth Pathway National Championships was the qualification event for the selection of an Irish 420 team to travel to the 2018 Junior European Championship in…
Royal Cork's Chris Bateman (157561) works the right hand side of the course in the final race of the Laser Radial division of the Volvo Youth Sailing Nationals on Dublin Bay. Royal Cork sailors performed well at the event, scroll down for more.
The answer was written in the weekend's weather forecast: whoever could master the vagaries of Dublin Bay's light winds could count on victory at this year's Irish Sailing Youth National Championships at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. After three days of racing,…
Topper dinghies reach a weather mark in the first day of racing for the class at the Irish Sailing Youth Pathway National Championships
After a fickle day three of the Volvo Youth National Sailing Championships, dinghy class leaders clung to the top of their respective scoresheets but only just. Organisers were also breathing a sigh of relief after completing the minimum race requirements…
Jamie McMahon of Howth Yacht Club leads the Radials after two races sailed
There were some predictable names at the top of the three competing fleets after the opening day of the Irish Sailing Volvo Youth Pathway National Sailing Championships on Dublin Bay. Jamie McMahon of Howth Yacht Club leads the Laser Radials,…
A total of 8 races are scheduled in the Laser 4.7 rig on Dublin Bay
The Volvo Irish Sailing Youth Pathway National Championships start tomorrow at the Royal St. George Yacht Club and National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay. As previously reported by Afloat.ie, this is Ireland’s biggest youth sailing regatta…
Torbay on the south coast of England brands itself as the 'English Riviera' but the Irish boats arrived to sail in testing conditions
The weather in recent weeks has been variable and has curtailed a number of 420 training weekends around the country but three Irish boats travelled to the UK Spring Championships on the 10th and 11th March at Royal Torbay Yacht…
Four days of racing in Dublin Bay in the Youth Pathway Championships will decide the six places on the 420 European team who will travel to Sisimbra, Portugal in July to compete in the 420 Junior (U18) European Championships
There’ll be three race courses, five classes, three evening talks, and 32 counties represented at next month's Volvo Irish Sailing Youth Pathway National Championships taking place 5th – 8th April 2018 in Dun Laoghaire, jointly hosted by the Royal St…
The 420 Munster Championships gold fleet winners on the podium in Schull: 1st Gemma McDowell and Emma Gallagher, Malahide Yacht Club  2nd Grace O’Beirne and Kathy Kelly, Royal St. George Yacht Club  3rd Michael O’Suilleabhain and Michael Carroll, Kinsale Yacht Club
For many of the 420 sailors travelling to Schull in West Cork at the start of the school half term the week ahead surely had an ominous look as they passed through heavy snow showers on the M8 at Cashel.…
The 420 dinghy season kicks off with Schull training and Munster Championships
While 420 training continues at various venues around the country through the winter, the first 420 sailing event of 2018 takes place from Monday the 12th to Thursday the 15th Feb at the Fastnet Marine & Outdoor Education Centre in…
144 teams competed at the 420 Worlds in Fremantle, Australia
Spain reigned supreme as the 2017 420 World Championships drew to a close today, 3 January 2018, in Fremantle, Australia, having secured gold, silver and bronze in the 420 Open Fleet and gold in the U17 fleet. There was no…
Ireland's Conor Quinn scored 11th in race two at the Youth World Sailing Championships in Sanya
Today was the first day of competition for 374 of the world's best youth sailors, from 60 nations, racing across nine classes on Chinese waters at the World Youth Sailing Championshps in which Ireland is contesting three classes and hoping…

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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