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Irish 420 Class Publishes 2019 Fixtures Calendar

29th August 2018
Nicola and Fiona Ferguson of the National Yacht Club competing in the 420 Junior Europeans this year 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 was a busy 12 months with over 70 open training days around the country for sailors, including the October bank holiday training weekend and Schull training week. At home, the 420s had their four regional Championships, the 420 National Championships and the Volvo Irish Sailing Youth Pathway Nationals. In 2018 the 420 Association sent a team to the Junior European Championships in Portugal during the summer and were also represented at the 420 Worlds in Newport Rhode Island. The Irish 420 class were also represented at the UK National Championships, the UK Inland Championships and the UK Spring Championships plus regattas in La Rochelle, Palamos and San Remo making it one 2018 a very busy year to date for the class and there are still four months remaining in the year!

Looking ahead to the next 12 months the 420 Class Association has already planned a number of their own domestic events and tied these in with the International 420 calendar as currently known at this point in time:


15th and 16th September - RYANI open training at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
29th and 30th September – 2018 420 Ulster Championships/RYANI Youth Nationals at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
20th and 21st October - UK Inland Championships at Rutland, a rerun of the event cancelled earlier in the year
27th to 29th October - October bank holiday weekend open training at the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire
17th and 18th November – UK End of Season Championships at Grafham


Monday 18th to Thursday 21st February - Schull Training week during Spring half term
22nd and 23rd February – 2019 Munster Championships, Schull
16th and 17th March – UK Inland Championships at Rutland
6th and 7th April – UK Spring Championships at Weymouth
Irish sailing Youth Pathway Nationals – Details to be confirmed
3rd to 11th July – 420 World Championships, Portugal
Junior European Championships- date and venue to be confirmed
Depending on dates for the Junior Europeans, dates for the following will be set:
2019 Irish National Championships
2019 Leinster Regional Championships
17th and 18th August – 2019 Connaught Championships at Galway Bay Sailing Club
September – 2019 Ulster Championships, date and venue TBC

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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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