International 420

International 420

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The International 420 Class Dinghy is a double-handed (2 crew) monohull planing dinghy with centreboard, bermuda rig and centre sheeting. The name describes the overall length of the boat in centimeters (the boat is exactly 4.2 meters long). The hull is fibreglass with internal buoyancy tanks. The 420 is equipped with spinnaker and optional trapeze. It has a large sail-area-to-weight ratio, and is designed to plane easily. It can be rigged to be sailed single-handed.

The 420 was designed specifically to be easier to handle than its larger higher-performance cousin, the 470. The 420 was designed by French engineer Christian Maury, as a stepping-stone for club and youth sailing to the 470. The 420 is an International class recognised by the World Sailing.

A derivative of the 420 called the Club 420 is popular in the North America. This class is not recognised by International Sailing Federation or the International 420 Class Association and cannot be used at class events. The boats are very similar in appearance but the Club 420 is slightly stronger and heavier.

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International 420
  • 2016 420 Australian Youth Champs

    Episode 1

    At the 2016 Australian Youth Championships the International 420 class enjoyed close racing in challenging conditions on beautiful Sydney Harbour. The video captures the essence of International 420 racing in Australia.

    Video Producer: Ben Hartnett

  • John Merricks Tiger Trophy 2016

    Episode 2

    The Rutland Challenge for the John Merricks Tiger Trophy 2016 (part of the GLW Sailjuice Winter Series). Storm Imogen and Henry arrived in the UK for the weekend of the iconic Tiger Trophy - chaotic weather conditions for over 150 sailors with epic footage of extreme sailing at its best. The 420 ...

  • Sunday Session - 420 and Laser hunt the wind

    Episode 3

    Ben Hartnett, Sailing Shack produces a great film of Nick Joel and Hugo Lewellyn - AUS 55160 420 sailors and Laser Standard 206011 Rhett Gowans.

    Video Producer: Harnett Media

  • RYA Youths 2016 - The Winners

    Episode 4

    Great video and drone work from FlyThrough Video at Pwllheli at the 2016 RYA Youth Nationals 2016. All of the best youth sailors competed in the 420, Laser Radial, Standard, Spitfire, 29er, RS:X

    Video Producer: FlyThrough Video/ RYA Youth Sailing

  • RYA Youth Nationals 2016 Timelapse

    Episode 5

    Super time-lapse video from FlyThrough Video at Pwllheli at the 2016 RYA Youth Nationals 2016.

    Video Producer: FlyThrough Video/ RYA Youth Sailing

  • 2016 Club Marine Victorian Youth Championships

    Episode 6

    The Club Marine Victorian Junior and Youth Championships is an annual event organised by Yachting Victoria that aims to increase participation in OTB classes. It was hosted by Mornington Yacht Club this year and was a fantastic event,

    Video Producer: Harnett Media

  • 2016 Chubb US Junior Sailing Championships

    Episode 7

    The Mission Bay Yacht Club hosted US Sailing’s oldest championship in August of 2016. The 2016 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships featured three days of racing for the historic Sears Cup, Bemis Trophy and Smythe Trophy.

    Video Producer: US Sailing

  • Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta 2016 - Day 1

    Episode 8

    New Zealand's largest and most exciting multi-class dinghy regatta hosted by the Torbay Sailing Club. In it's 15th year, the 2016 regatta was the biggest with 448 entries from an extensive array of junior and youth classes competing. Saturday turned out to be very light conditions but they manage...

  • Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta 2016 - Day 2

    Episode 9

    New Zealand's largest and most exciting multi-class dinghy regatta hosted by the Torbay Sailing Club. In it's 15th year, the 2016 regatta was the biggest with 448 entries from an extensive array of junior and youth classes competing. Sunday gave the young sailors better racing conditions with Rus...