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Gold Fleet Qualification For Irish Boys & Girls at 420 Worlds in Japan
#420worlds – The two Irish boats competing at the 2015 420 Worlds in Karatsu, Japan, this week, turned in solid results yesterday to make the cut-off  for Gold Fleet racing. Following the last race of the qualification series in the morning, the…
Two Irish Teams Seek Gold Fleet Finish at 420 Worlds
#420worlds – There was big winds in Japan as Irish teams close in on the gold fleet cut at the 420 world championships. Malahide's Lizzy and Cara Mc Dowell had three top ten results, including a third, in the Ladies 420…
Irish Boys & Girls Score A Third In 420 Worlds Qualifying Races, Japan
#420 – After four qualifying races Lizzy and Cara McDowell of Malahide Yacht Club are 19th from 60 at the 2015 420 World Championships in Castle Bay Karatsu, Japan with a third placing their best result to date. Howth boys pairing of…
Irish Youth 420 Sailors Fly the Flag for Ireland in Japan
#420worlds  – Ireland has two entries among 330 sailors representing 21 nations gathered in Castle Karatsu Bay, Japan for the 2015 420 dinghy World Championships this week. Malahide's Lizzie and Cara McDowell from Malahide Yacht Club and Douglas Elmes and Colin O'Sullivan…
Howth Yacht Club Pair Win Munster 420 Title
#420 – The 420 Munster Championships in Dunmore East was sailed with a fleet of nine boats. The sailors enjoyed a fantastic weekend sailing alongside Fireballs and Flying 15s under the watchful eye of Race Officers Con Murphy and Cathy…
Howth Yacht Club 420 Dinghy Duo Win Leinster Title on Home Waters
#420 – The 420 Leinster Championships were won by Douglas Elmes and Sean Waddilove at Howth Yacht Club at the weekend writes Graham Smith. The event served as the second leg of the 420 Class Association trail series for teams…
420 Class Launch e-Book for Learning Dinghy Skills
#420 – The International 420 Class has launched the Exercise e-Book, a new online training resource targeted at providing world class training techniques and strategies on Performance Improvement for Coaches and Sailors. The new International 420 Class Association Exercise e-Book provides…
Irish 420 Dinghy Sailors Post Top Five Result at UK Inlands
#420 – Irish 420 dinghy sailors  got the 2015 sailing season off to a great start with two top 5 results for Irish boats in the UK this weekend. 6 Irish 420s travelled to Rutland Water Sailing Club in Leicestershire…
Royal Cork & Howth 420 Youth Sailing Duo Take Fourth In Spain
#420 – Irish youth 420 dinghy sailors Douglas Elmes (RCYC) and Colin O'Sullivan (HYC) took fourth place in the International Grand Prix Vila de Blanes this week, in Blanes, Spain. The event was sailed in the 420, 29er and Europa…
Royal Cork's McCann & Walsh Win 420 Nationals Trophy at RStGYC
#420sailing – After nine great races on Dublin Bay, Royal Cork Yacht Club's Peter McCann and Arran Walsh claimed the 420 Nationals trophy last weekend writes Clodagh Lyttle. The teenagers sailed to victory in style, winning four races over the…
Howth 420 Pair Make Top Ten of Youth Europeans
#420 – After a good start, Howth's Robert Dickson/Sean Waddilove are in the top ten of the 420 Youth Europeans in Poland. Royal Cork's Harry Whitaker and Grattan Roberts are 13th with club mates Peter McCann and Arran Walsh in 16.…
Seven Irish Teams Contest 420 Dinghy Youth Euros in Poland
#420sailing – Four Royal Cork, two Howth/Skerries combinations plus a Kinsale YC and Malahide YC team will contest the 420 and 470 Junior European Championships in Gdynia, Poland this morning. The seven boat Irish youth sailing line up comprises Harry Whitaker and Grattan…
Top 20 Finish for Howth 420 Dinghy Duo at German World Champs
#420 – This year's Ulster and Connacht 420 dinghy champions Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove finished 20th at the World Championships Travemunde, Germany. Seven Irish crews went to the 199–boat 420 Worlds; five mens teams and two ladies. Following three days of…
Dickson & Waddilove Win Again For Howth YC At 420 Connachts
#420 - Howth Yacht Club's Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove remain dominant in the 420 class nationally following their convincing first-place performance at the 420 Connachts last weekend. It was a double podium finish for the North Co Dublin club,…
Howth's 420 Dinghy Duo Continue Winning Form at County Antrim Championship
#420 – Howth Yacht Club's Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove continue their unbeaten run in the 420 dinghy class but they did not get it all their own way in the early stages of the Ulster Championships at County Antrim…
Found! One 420 Dinghy Mainsail on Dublin-Cork Motorway
#420dinghy – Eagle–eyed Afloat.ie reader and motorist Martin McNamara found 420 Mainsail Number GBR 53380 on the Dublin–Cork motorway last week near Naas in County Kildare. He has made contact with Afloat in an effort to trace the owner and also…

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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