The Year to Come ... Calendar Summary

We are pleased to announce an exciting sailing programme for the Irish 420 Class for 2016. The calendar of events is intended to support both the younger and more experienced 420 teams. 

420 2016 Irish National Championships


We are delighted to publish the Notice of Race for the 2016 Irish 420 Nationals to be hosted by Howth Yacht Club from the 9th to 11th August 2016.

Further details of the event are available on the club website and we will publish more information on the event closer to the date.  All enquiries to Jim McMahon -  suttonshore [at] gmail [dot] com.

Training at Royal St George Yacht Club 4th - 5th July.


Training will take place at the Royal St George Yacht Club on 4th - 5th of July.   The cost will be €60 per boat per day.  The NYC Junior regatta takes place on the 6th and all are welcome to stay and sail in that.

For further information please contract Judy O'Beirne at judyobeirne [at] gmail [dot] com.

420 Coaching at HYC 13th to 17th June


The Irish International 420 Class Association, in conjunction with Howth Yacht Club, is promoting a 420 training clinic in HYC from 13th June to 17th June.

During the week, we will have the two Irish 420 Worlds team coaches with Graeme Grant coaching Monday to Wednesday and Ross Killian Thursday to Friday.  Cost will be €150 per sailor for the week.  As this falls during exam it may be that only a crew or helm are available.  If that is the case then please let us know and we will try match you up with a suitable sailor for the week.

This is a great opportunity to get coaching from two of Ireland’s top 420 coaches.  In order to cover costs we will need at least 5 boats booked in by 6th June to go ahead so please do get your entries in quickly.

Wexford looking forward to hosting 2016 Leinster Championships


420 SailorsWexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club are delighted to be hosting the 2016 Leinster Championships on 25th - 26th June 2016.  We now enclose the Notice of Race and Entry Form and would ask that sailors submit their entry as soon as possible.

If you have any queries please contact Colin Thompson at colin [dot] thompson [at] bilfinger [dot] com.

Summer 420 courses at Howth Yacht Club


Howth Yacht Club are planning a number of 420 training courses this Summer and have invited members of the 420 Association to participate.

There are three weeks available and the coach will most likely be Graeme Grant.

Further details and entry forms are available at  Go to icon “Training & Dinghy's” and then "Junior Summer Courses” for further information.  HYC needs to assess the level of interest and therefore booking as early as possible is advisable. 

Course Dates are planned as follows:-

  • Week starting 13th June.
  • Week starting 25th July.
  • Week starting 1st August.

If you have any queries or require further information please contact Jim McMahon (HYC 420 Class Captain) at  086-803 4980.

420 Connaught Championships - Event Report



KYC's Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain sailing with Niamh Doran came out ahead in a close battle at the 2016 420 Connaught Championships, hosted by Kinsale Yacht Club.  With Geoff Power and James McCann together with Kate Lyttle and Niamh Henry challenging throughout the all-girl crew scored three firsts and two seconds in a six race series to take the title.

In Silver Rob Talbot and Cathal Mahon from Galway took the honours with the new pairing of Grace O'Beirne and Kathy Kelly coming second and Michael O'Suilleabhain helming to third in his first event in the class.

The committee are very appreciative of the warm reception and excellent sailing provided by Kinsale Yacht Club and thank all those club members who assisted.

For full results please click here.

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