The Open 420 Training weekend hosted by the National Yacht Club over the weekend provided the sailors with the maximum range of sailing conditions possible for 420 sailing, from 3-30 knots. Saturday started with winds of 15 knots and gusts up to 30 knots with the wind speeds gradually reducing to close to zero by…Details
Congratulations to Michael O’Suilleabhain and Michael Carroll, the 420 class representatives, on winning the 2017 All Ireland Junior Sailing Championships at the Fastnet Marine Outdoor Educations Centre in Schull this weekend. The All Ireland Sailing Championships have been running since 1947 and this year marks the 70th anniversary of this unique Irish competition. The aim of the event…Details
Sunshine on Saturday greeted the groups of sailors taking part in the first of the 420 sailing introduction days. Groups of six sailors used the class association training boats to get their first taste of sailing in these Irish Sailing Performance Pathway boats. Sailors had the option of two hour sessions in either the morning…Details
With the first 420 open training session due to start on the 28th, 29th and the 30th October at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, this weekend saw a start in earnest to 420 winter training programmes around the regions. Clear sunny skies on Sunday greeted the crews training in Dun Laoghaire whilst in…Details
Although 2017 is not yet over the International 420 Class Association have announced details of the venues for the 2018 Junior Europeans and World Championships. The 2018 420 Junior Europeans will be held at Clube Naval de Sesimbra on the 3rd to the 11th July, Sesimbra is south of Lisbon in Portugal. The 2018 420 Open,…Details
The summer might officially have drawn to a close but the Autumn still offers plenty of opportunity for sailing by 420 crews. First up is the RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships on the 23rd and 24th September which is the last competitive racing this side of the Irish sea this year. Sailing continues with…Details
The RYANI Youth Championships 2017 will be hosted at Ballyholme Yacht Club, 23 Sep 2017 – 24 Sep. This is Northern Ireland’s premier Youth and Junior Sailing event for competitors under 19 as of 31st December 2017 and it provides the 420 class with an excellent opportunity for racing prior to the start of Open…Details
David McDowell writes: The 420 Munster Championships were held at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club in Dunmore East last weekend in conjunction with the South Coast Championships of the Flying Fifteens. The sailors enjoyed an excellent weekend of racing that started in bright sunshine with a breeze of 15-20 knts that moderated as the racing progressed.…Details
David McDowell of Malahide Yacht Club has been elected President of the Irish 420 Association at the AGM in Dunmore East this weekend.
Retiring President John Elmes thanked everyone who has supported the committee during his time as President and wished the incoming committee well.
Entry is now open for the 2017 420 Munster Championships being held at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club in Dunmore East this weekend. The late entry fee is now being waived but sailors are asked to complete an entry form as soon as possible and send it in.