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420 Dinghy Connacht Championships Head for Galway Bay Sailing Club

3rd June 2022
12 420s are registered for the Galway event
12 420s are registered for the Galway event

The 420 dinghy Connacht Championships take place at Galway Bay Sailing Club this weekend from 4th-5th June.

Currently, 12 boats are registered for the event which is the first of the regionals on the National Calendar. Seven boats from GBSC are participating along with visiting boats from Cumann Seoltóireachta An Spidéil, Lough Ree Yacht Club, Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club, Waterford Harbour Sailing Club and Malahide Yacht Club.

Race Officers Margot Cronin and Aoife Lyons will be running the event out on the water with light easterly winds forecast for both days.

In Gold Fleet the local pairing of Adam McGrady and Alastair O'Sullivan who won Silver Fleet at the same event in 2021 will be hoping to build on their recent performance at the RYA Youth National Championships held in Pwllheli, Wales in April while five of the other GBSC boats started their season at the 420 Class Association Spring Training Camp at Kinsale Yacht Club in February

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At A Glance – 420 Dinghy Specifications

Crew 2
Type Monohull
Design One-Design
Construction GRP
Rig Bermuda
Keel Centerboard
Trapeze Single
LOA 4.2 metres (13 ft 9 in)
Beam 1.63 metres (5 ft 4 in)
Draft 0.965 metres (3 ft 2.0 in)
Hull weight 80 kilograms (180 lb)
Mast height 6.26 metres (20 ft 6 in)
Main & Jib area 10.25 square metres (110.3 sq ft) [1]
Mainsail area 7.45 square metres (80.2 sq ft)
Jib / Genoa area 2.8 square metres (30 sq ft)
Spinnaker area 8.83 square metres (95.0 sq ft)

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