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Sailors from Malahide Yacht Club, Howth Yacht Club, Greystones Sailing Club and the National Yacht Club took part in this first introductory day
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Sunshine on Saturday greeted the groups of sailors taking part in the first of the 420 sailing introduction days. Groups of six sailors used the class association training boats to get their first taste of sailing in these Irish Sailing…
Sally Bell is a member of Royal North of Ireland YC and will turn 18 at the end of September and is Ireland's representative at the Youth Worlds in China
Youth Sailing
Irish Sailing has announced  the Irish team for the Youth Sailing World Championship. Ireland will be represented by three boats and four sailors: Sally Bell in Laser Radial Girls, Conor Quinn in Laser Radial Boys, and Geoff Power and James…
The upcoming RYA Youth Nationals also saw 420s training under the RYA Open Pathway training in Northern Ireland
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With the first 420 open training session due to start on the 28th, 29th and the 30th October at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire this weekend saw a start in earnest to 420 winter training programmes around the…
Irish sailors competing in the 420 class at Lake Garda, Italy this Summer
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The summer might officially have drawn to a close but the Autumn still offers plenty of opportunity for sailing by 420 crews. First up is the RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships on the 23rd and 24th September which is the…
18 teams from around Ireland and the UK will be competing over two days
Team Racing
This weekend sees a high profile list of competitors taking part in team racing's Elmo Trophy, being held in the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. This is the third year of the junior team racing event, named…
Crews from the ten–boat 420 fleet in Waterford
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The 420 Munster Championships were held at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club in Dunmore East last weekend in conjunction with the South Coast Championships of the Flying Fifteens (report here)  The sailors enjoyed an excellent weekend of racing that started in…
Alex Barry and Richard Leonard were RS400 winners at RCYC Dinghy Fest
Royal Cork YC
Alex Barry and Richard Leonard successfully defended their RS400 Southern Championship crown this afternoon at Royal Cork Yacht Club. The dinghy duo were just one of many winners at the second edition of the multi–dinghy championships in Cork Harbour that…
Dinghy Fest Photo Gallery at Royal Cork – Day One
Royal Cork YC
The 2017 Dinghy Fest opened today at Royal Cork Yacht Club. A delayed start due to high winds saw 420s and RS200s race at 3pm. Bob Bateman captured the Cork Harbour action. Racing continues tomorrow
Alex Barry – the ISA's All Ireland Sailing Champion will defend his RS 400 Southern Championship crown this weekend
Royal Cork YC
Cork Harbour's own Alex Barry will be out to retain his southern title in the RS400 class as part of Royal Cork's Dinghyfest that starts tomorrow. It's one of a number of championships being staged as part of the Crosshaven…
420 duo Grace O'Beirne and Kathy Kelly, pictured here in Dun Laoghaire, competed last week at Kiel Week in Germany
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In the same weekend that Dunmore East ICRA sailors won the Sovereign's Cup, Waterford Harbour dinghy sailors were strutting their stuff on the international dinghy circuit. Geoff Power and James McCann took a creditable seventh overall in a massive 135–boat 420…
Dinghy launch – Nick Bendon of CH Marine, Paul O’Regan Harbour Master with Port of Cork, Vice Admiral RCYC Pat Farnan, Sarah McKeown of Port of Cork, Event Chairman Nicolas O’Leary, Rear Admiral Dinghies RCYC Stephen O’Shaughnessy.
Royal Cork YC
Now the largest stand alone dinghy festival event in the country, the official launch of Cork Dinghy Fest took place in the Royal Cork Yacht Club last week with representatives from event sponsors, CH Marine, Zhik and the Port of…
420 winners at Ballyholme YC: 1st Gemma McDowell and Emma Gallagher, Malahide YC 2nd Grace O'Beirne and Kathy Kelly, Royal St George YC 3rd Nicola and Fiona Ferguson National YC
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Nearly 30 sailors attended the joint  420 and Fireball Ulster Championships last weekend with a mixture of conditions to test out the sailors writes Mark Mackey. Most of the visitors travelled up from Cork and Dublin to compete in the…
Scroll down for the video of the ISA Youth Nationals
Youth Sailing
Ballyholme Yacht Club has released a video of all the weekend action from Bangor Bay, the largest entry ever for the ISA youth national championships. Read our full report here and see the latest video moments below: 
Gemma McDowell & Emma Gallagher (Malahide) lead the 420s from Geoff Power & James McCann and Kate Lyttle & Niamh Henry (RSTGYC) racing on Belfast Lough from Ballyholme YC. After two days, Power of Dunmore East holds the lead
W M Nixon
Its full title is the Irish Sailing Association Youth Pathway Nationals and Optimist Trials. It is a designation with a great air of seriousness about it, contrasting markedly with current public debate about providing more fun sailing, while making regattas…
Ewan McMahon won the first two races this morning and leads the Radial class of the Youth Nationals
Youth Sailing
Day Two of the ISA Youth Sailing Pathway National Championships and Optimist Trials saw all of the fleets afloat for the first time with over 200 sailors visiting Ballyholme Yacht Club.  With a stronger breeze than yesterday averaging 12-14 knots…
A 420 dinghy competitor at the ISA Youth Championships on Belfast Lough
Youth Sailing
Over 130 boats took to the water today at Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough on Day 1 of the ISA Youth Pathway National Championships and Optimist Trials. The event is supported by Ards & North Down Borough Council. Only…

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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