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 Galway Bay Sailing Club the autumn training programme has also commenced. The upcoming RYA Youth Nationals saw 420s training under the RYA Open Pathway training in Northern Ireland and details of training in Cork are soon to be announced.
A number of enquiries from sailors wishing to try sailing the 420 has meant the Association have added an introduction day to the Autumn programme at Malahide Yacht Club using the Class Association boats. The introduction day gives sailors the opportunity to sail 420s in small groups with an experienced 420 sailor on hand for advice. For any sailors interested in attending the introduction day at Malahide or other centres around the country please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.