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Howth Dinghy Duo Best of Irish at 420 Worlds, Valencia

26th July 2013
Howth Dinghy Duo Best of Irish at 420 Worlds, Valencia

#420 – Howth youth dinghy sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove, the recent ISAF youth representatives in Cyprus, are faring the best of four Irish boats after day one of the 420 World and Ladies World Championships in Valencia, Spain this week.  A light breeze of around 7 knots greeted teams for day 1 of racing at the 2013 420 World Championships, as racing got started under a clear blue sky and dazzling sun. By the time race 2 was underway, the wind had increased to around 10-12 knots.

The 110 teams in the 420 Open fleet have been seeded into yellow, blue and red fleets, with the 87 Ladies teams seeded into yellow and blue for the six races of the three day qualification series. Teams will be reseeded after each of the three qualification days, before advancing to the final gold, silver and bronze fleets for the 420 Open and gold, silver for the 420 Ladies for another six races over the three day final series.

420 Open - Leaderboard Top 5
1. Gianmaria Caiconti / Edoardo Portoraro, ITA, 3 points
2. Tiago Brito / Andrei Kneipp, BRA, 3
3. Santiago Mas / David Mas, ESP, 5
4. Ibuki Koizumi / Tsubasa Arioka, JPN, 7
5. Jose María Ruiz / Fernando Davila (ESP, 9

In the 420 Ladies Championiship, Carlotta Omari / Francesca Russo Cirillo of Italy were the team of the opening day, knocking out two race wins with what looked like relative ease in the blue fleet.

Full results here

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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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