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Morgan Lyttle and Patrick Whyte were 420 winners on Belfast Lough
For the first time in their domestic event season this year the 420s had some breeze to stretch their legs, it has taken until September for an event to provide moderate to strong breezes and the 2018 Ulster Championships duly…
Nicola and Fiona Ferguson of the National Yacht Club competing in the 420 Junior Europeans this year
With Autumn bringing on the start of a new academic year, the 420 Class Association traditionally takes a look ahead for the next twelve months to map out training and events through the remainder of 2018 and across 2019.  2017/18…
Nicola and Fiona Ferguson from the National Yacht Club competed in the 420 World Championships in Newport, Rhode Island
Nicola and Fiona Ferguson from the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, competed in the 420 World Championships in Newport, Rhode Island, from 10th-15th August. 167 boats from 18 countries competed in this event. Sailors travelled from all parts of the…
The GBR team of Alex Colquitt/Rebecca Coles show off their impressive speed at the Howth Championships
420 week concluded today at Howth Yacht Club with the third day of racing in the 2018 420 Open and National Championships. And what a week it was, it kicked off with a three-day training module followed by a second…
A race start at the 420 Nationals at Howth Yacht Club
As Day 2 of the 420 Nationals at Howth Yacht Club dawned to a dull grey sky and little wind the prospect of a first gun at 10:25 looked slim. But by 9:30 as the race committee boat headed out…
Cloudy skies and a modest six-knot sea breeze greeted crews at the start of the first 420 race at HYC
Today was day one of the 420 Nationals forming part of 420 week at Howth Yacht Club. With the two different training modules split over four days now behind the sailors, day one of racing was predicted to be light…
420 Girl Crews in Top Form at Lough Ree Yacht Club Connaught Champs
420 girl crews claimed the top three places at the Connaught Regional Championships that took place this weekend as part of the Double Ree initiative at Lough Ree Yacht Club. Race Officer David Dickson did a magnificent job in running…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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 & Jib area 10.25 square metres (110.3 sq ft) [1]
Mainsail area 7.45 square metres (80.2 sq ft)
Jib / Genoa area 2.8 square metres (30 sq ft)
Spinnaker area 8.83 square metres (95.0 sq ft)

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