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.
Kiel hosted the 1972 Olympic Sailing regatta and is the location for the Young Europeans Sailing competition too. The aspiring Olympic sailors hit the water with total commitment with strong winds and even sunshine - it was a spectacular performance from the next generation of champions.
The Main Event - Extensive coverage of Day One at the British Youth Nationals - strong winds made it a day of survival for the gutsy sailors. Interviews, Walkabout Portland Island, Tactician and a whole lot more..
The Main Event - Extensive coverage of Day Two at the British Youth Nationals - what a difference a day makes - very lights winds after the big breeze - Laser Tech Talk, Interviews, Walkabout Portland Island, Tactician with drone analysis and a whole lot more..
The Main Event - Extensive coverage of Day Three at the British Youth Nationals - things go from bad to worse - fog... 420 Tech Talk, Interviews, Walkabout Portland Island including the Crab House Cafe and a whole lot more.
The Main Event - Extensive coverage of Day Four at the British Youth Nationals - finally everything comes together - wind, sun and all fleets hit the water en masse - Nacra 15 Tech Talk, Interviews, Walkabout Nothe Fort including a few Olympic sailors and a whole lot more.
The Main Event - Extensive coverage of the Final Day at the British Youth Nationals - the day that Champions were crowned but was the weather going to play nicely.. Interviews with all of the winners, Race Recap, Portland Walkabout with a massive wrap up of all the action from the week.
TME - Nacra 15 ESS 2019 - Young Europeans Sailing - Day One
Big breeze arrived and PRO's first priority for the Nacra 15 fleet was safety - the athletes had to watch the rest of the classes venture out into the Baltic Sea desperate to join them. Extensive programme with Walkabout at the Hotel Kieler Yacht Club and some of the 12 Metre Northern Europe Flee...