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Robert Dickson (left) and Sean Waddilove on their way to World Championship victory in Marseille
Robert Dickson won the Junior 49er World Championships in France last month and here he describes how victory in Marseille came through years of preparation with this long-term sailing partner Sean Waddilove (21). Believe it or not this is our first win…
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…
Double Ree regatta was made up with 8 29ers, 16 420s, 15 RS Fevas and 18 Mirrors
Lough Ree Yacht Club (LRYC) have created an event that brings all competitive youth double-handers to one location for a weekend of fun and racing. Now, after the inaugural success of 'Double Ree' last weekend, the only question for the…
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…
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…

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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