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Irish 420 Dinghy Class Prepares for Busy Summer at Home & Abroad

4th June 2018
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Micheal O’Suilleabhain and Michael O’Carroll from Kinsale Yacht Club during the recent Leinster Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club Micheal O’Suilleabhain and Michael O’Carroll from Kinsale Yacht Club during the recent Leinster Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club Photo: Jonathan Boyle

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 July.

Ireland will also be represented at the 420 Worlds in Newport Rhode Island later in the summer while back in Irish waters there will be the Connaught Championships on the 21st and 22nd July in Lough Ree Yacht Club followed by the National Championships at Howth Yacht Club on the 4th, 5th and 6th August, and the Ulsters on the 22nd and 23rd of September at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club to kick start the Autumn and Winter schedule.

The 420 is an Irish Sailing Pathway boat and for any sailors who would like to try sailing the boat, the Association have two boats for charter here.

The Association also run open days where sailors can use one of the association boats under the guidance of an experienced 420 sailor in order to get an understanding of how these high-performance boats handle.

If you would like the opportunity of trying out one of the boats please contact [email protected]

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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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