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6 Apr 2017
420 CLASS NEWS AND UPDATES - APRIL 2017
Welcome to the April 2017 issue of the International 420 Class Association newsletter, bringing you the latest updates on 420 racing, training opportunities, news, upcoming events, 420 Championships and more.
Find out about the 420 Sailors and Coaches Clinics available during 2017 - offering training opportunities in Americas, Europe and Asia.
The 2017 racing season has kicked off fast and furious with numerous events around the world - fleet, team racing and training. Enjoy a taster of life in the 420 Class with this video from the recent I Regata Nazionale at Fraglia Vela Riva, Italy - venue for the 2017 420 Junior European Championships ...
We aim to capture results from all the major 420 Class events and catch up with the world's young 420 talent as they establish themselves on the race track. Event results so far this year feature teams from fleets as far reaching as Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Argentina, Uruguay, Croatia, Ireland, Canada and the USA ... to name just a few of the 420 Class National Class Associations. The largest fleet of the year so far was 120 teams strong at the 2017 Regata Nazionale Classe 420. Recent results are below, and also take a look at our comprehensive 420 results listings
Notices of Race are published and online entry is open for all four 420 Championships in the months ahead. As the racing season escalates, many National Class Associations are finalizing national team selection to meet the strict entry quotas which apply for each Championship. The 420 Class uses quotas to ensure the best sailors in the world face each other on the race track. First up, teams will head to the 420 Open Europeans in Athens, Greece, then it is off to Lake Garda, Italy for the 420 Junior European Championships. A return to the Italian lake a few weeks later, but a bit further south, for the 420 Team Racing World Championships. The 2017 Championship season draws to a finale at the end of the year in the epic venue of Fremantle, Australia - and get publicising with the Worlds poster. Take a look at the Championship websites for online entry, information on charter boats, accommodation and full event information. And remember to save the date for the 2017 420 General Assembly Meeting on 23 July 2017.
2017 420 World, Ladies World and U17 World Championship 26 December 2017-3 January 2018, Fremantle - AUSTRALIA
Earlybird entry deadline: Before 26 November 2017 2017worlds.420sailing.org
2017 420 Open European Championship 22-30 July 2017, Athens - GREECE
Earlybird entry deadline: Before 22 June 2017 2017europeans.420sailing.org
2017 420 Junior European and U17 Junior European Championship 6-13 August 2017, Lake Garda - ITALY
Earlybird entry deadline: Before 6 August 2017 2017junioreuropeans.420sailing.org
Make sure you have downloaded the latest 420 Class Rules effective 10 February 2017, including the updates approved at the 2016 420 General Assembly Meeting, including key changes of Class Rules G1.4, G 4.1.7 and G 4.1.8 regarding the Jib measurement/construction. Take a look at the Class Rule changes and view the udpated 2017 420 Class Rules.
Take a look at the upcoming events including full venue details, Notices of Race and more. Have we got your event listed? Add an event to the 420 Calendar by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Clinics are open to Coaches and Sailors from around the world.
Read our reports from the Clinic in Mexico - lots learnt, fun had and a growing #420Class fleet. The aim is to share knowledge and coaching techniques, with sessions delivered by specialists focusing on a mix of on-water sessions, lectures, exercises and presentations.
Want some proven training exercises to upgrade your 420 training sessions. Whether you are a coach or sailor, the Exercise e-Book of Performance Improvement for Coaches and Sailorsprovides a selection of carefully chosen performance training exercises, with accompanying video and commentary to take you on a step by step journey to improving your skills.
Just a few of the 120 teams racing at 2017 Regata Nazionale Classe 420. Image: Elena Giolai
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