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
  • Festival of Sails 2017 - Day 6 - Off The Beach

    Episode 1

    There were three races today for the 58 boats taking part in the 'Off the Beach' series at Festival of Sails. The breeze built throughout the day to a 14 knot max, remaining gusty with big shifts so was a difficult day to pick for the boats, ranging from the Hansa 303 and Cadets at the smaller en...

  • 2017 Italian 420 Nationals - Day One Highlights

    Episode 2

    Highlights from the first day of the Italian 420 Nationals in Formia. Circolo Nautico Caposele are looking after the big fleet of over 100 boats and the weather looks amazing for some great racing.

    Film Producer: Samma Productions

  • 2017 Italian 420 Nationals - Day Two Highlights

    Episode 3

    Day Two of the Italian 420 National Champs 2017 hosted by Circolo Nautico Caposele in Formia, Italy. Stunning conditions for the 109 double handers and lots of smiles.

    Video Producer: Samma Productions

  • 2017 Italian 420 Nationals - Day Three Highlights

    Episode 4

    Highlights from day three of the Italian 420 Nationals in Formia. Circolo Nautico Caposele provided some fantastic conditions for the 109 teams.

    Film Producer: Samma Productions

  • 2017 Italian 420 Nationals - Final Day Highlights

    Episode 5

    Highlights from the final day of the Italian 420 Nationals in Formia. After an exciting week of racing, the sailors all had a bit of fun showing various different ways of sailing..

    Video Producer: Samma Productions

  • U.S. Youth Sailing Championships 2017

    Episode 6

    The premiere youth sailing event in the United States, the 2017 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, took place in Corpus Christi, Texas on June 24-28. This US Sailing National Championship welcomed over 175 of America’s top youth sailors, with qualification for the 2017 Youth Sailing World Champion...

  • 420 World Championships 2017 - Fremantle - Day One

    Episode 7

    First Day of the 420 World 2017 Champs hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club in Western Australia.

    Video Producer: Lisa Smith Media

  • 420 World Championships 2017 - Fremantle - Day Two

    Episode 8

    Day Two of the 420 World 2017 Champs hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club in Western Australia.

    Video Producer: Lisa Smith Media

  • 420 World Championships 2017 - Fremantle - Day Three

    Episode 9

    Half way point of the 420 World Championships 2017 hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club.

    Video Producer: Lisa Smith Media

  • 420 World Championships 2017 - Freemantle - Day Four

    Episode 10

    Penultimate day of the 420 World Championships 2017 hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club.

    Video Producer: Lisa Smith Media

  • 420 World Championships 2017 - Freemantle - Day Five

    Episode 11

    Final day of the 420 World Championships 2017 hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club.

    Video Producer: Lisa Smith Media

  • 420 World Championships 2017 - Fremantle - Wrap Up

    Episode 12

    Super wrap up of the 420 World 2017 Champs hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club.

    Video Producer: Lisa Smith Media