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420 Irish Champion Brothers in Action at 420 Euros, Pwllheli
#420– Recently crowned Irish champions Harry and David Whitaker are among an Irish team racing at the 420 and 470 Junior European Championships today in Pwllheli, Great Britain. The 420 and 470 Junior European Championships are run together to support…
Irish 420 Title Goes to Royal Cork's Whittaker Brothers
#420 – Two races sailed outside Roches Point in light winds saw a conclusion after nine races and one discard to the 2013 420 dinghy National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club this evening. Results available to download below. The…
420 Sailors Head for Roches Point to Decide National Dinghy Title
#420– Royal Cork Yacht Club hosts the 2013 Volvo 420 National Championships from the 9th to the 11th of August with three races being planned on each day off Roches Point, Cork Harbour. The nationals follows some intense international activity…
Howth 420 Dinghy Pair End Worlds Campaign in Top Half
#420 – Ireland will have to be satisfied with a top half result at the 2013 420 World and Ladies World Championships in Valencia, Spain which ended yesterday. Best of the five boat Irish crews in the 110–boat fleet were Howth's…
Howth Duo Seeking Gold Fleet at 420 Worlds
 #420Worlds – Two more races today will decide if four Irish boats racing at the 2013 420 World and Ladies World Championships will advance to the gold, silver and bronze fleets. Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove, the recent ISAF youth representatives in…
Howth Dinghy Duo Best of Irish at 420 Worlds, Valencia
#420 – Howth youth dinghy sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove, the recent ISAF youth representatives in Cyprus, are faring the best of four Irish boats after day one of the 420 World and Ladies World Championships in Valencia, Spain this week.  A…
Schull Duo Best of Irish 420 Sailors in France
#420 – Conditions that brought fine weather to Ireland produced thick sea fog in Brittany, spoiling the French 420 National Championships at Pleneuf Val-Andre on the north Breton coast, attended by ten Irish crews. Of the young Irish sailors at the…
Fog Lifts at 420 French Nationals, McDowell's Top Irish
#420 – Fog lifted yesterday afternoon and two races were sailed at the 420 French national championships in Brittany, the first of the event that lost its  first two days of racing due to persistent fog. Overall results were not…
Irish Sailors Fogbound at 420 French Event
#420 – In Day 2 of scheduled racing at the 420 dinghy French national championships it has been a case of Fog 2, sailors 0. Sailors, including an Irish team, didn't even launch.
Closest finish at 420 Leinsters in Malahide
After six races in blustery conditions on the Broadmeadows, Malahide, Adam Hyland/Bill Staunton (RStGYC/SSC) took the Curradinghy-sponsored 420 Leinster title from Robert Dickson/Sean Waddilove (HYC/SSC) by virtue of two race wins. Hyland & Staunton won the fourth and fifth races…
Irish Showing Strong at 420 Copa de Espana
#420 - The Irish are making a strong showing at the Copa de Espana for the 420 class this week at Club Nautico el Candado in Malaga. Lizzy McDowell and Cara McDowell from Malahide Yacht Club are the best of…
420 Winter Training Schedule starts at Howth
Now that the Summer sailing season is over, the Irish 420 Class Association has started a programme of winter training sessions, with local training groups running in North Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Crosshaven, while the first of a series of…

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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