1-30 September 2019
France has just won big at the opening event of the 2019-2020 EUROSAF 420 Race Circuit, claiming the top three positions at the 420 Swiss Nationals, 26-29 September, chased by teams from Germany and Switzerland.
Turkey is already in the process to select its national team for 2020, with performances at the TYF Federation Cup adding to the qualification criteria. Sabri Kerem Erkmen/Berke Burhan Gunduz delivered a super consistent scorecard to day by day steadily increase their points gap over the rest of the fleet and win on a 25 point advantage on 28 September.
The South African 420 National Championships were held from 27-30 September, off the back of the 420 Coaches and Sailors Clinic, with a decisive win going to Matt Ashwell/Rivaldo Arendes who dominated the 10-race series.
The British 420 Autumn Championships saw 35 teams battle it out over the weekend of 21-22 September, with victory to Haydn Sewell/William Heathcote.
Continuing the CSP series in Switzerland, the weekend of 21-22 welcomed 420 teams to CSP Thalwil with the win notched up by Maxim Dneprov/Luis Zimmerli.
An epic run of form from Lucy Kane/Emma Gallagher at the RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships, 21-22 September, saw the pair rack up an all-win scorecard to easily seize the crown.
An epic all-win scorecard awarded the 2019 Croatian 420 National Championship to Antonia Kustera/Maris Basic who knocked out race win after win in mid-September.
The annual Campionati Italiani Giovanili 2 featured a 162 sailor entry in the 420 fleet who battled it out across a 7 race series. The leading two boats ended the Championship separated by just one point, as they matched each other virtually race by race, with victory going to Riccardo Sepe/Gabriele Centrone over Tommaso Cilli/Bruno Mantero.
Event #1 of the Southern Charter Classic Series in South Africa saw total domination from Ross Mackinnon/Alex Falcon who racked up seven wins from eight races over the weekend of 7-8 September.
Tricky conditions at Catalonian Sailing Week, 7-8 September, meant just 4 races were contested, with a close 1 point victory to Sebastian Riquelme Beckmann/Miquel Perez Carbo.
Over the same weekend, the Spanish 420 International Race in Santander rewarded top place to sisters Marta Gomez/Beatriz Gomez.
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The sixteen teams competing at Semana Internacional de Vela do Rio de Janeiro, 6-8 September, enjoyed the challenge of Rio 2016 Olympic waters the Rio 2016 Olympic. Youth came out on top as Bernardo Bulcão/Vinicius Ribeiro finished first and were the top placed junior team.
For the second year running, the 420 Class has been one of the invited classes at the San Diego Olympic Classes Regatta, 6-8 September, hosted by San Diego Yacht Club. The event is held as part of the build-up to the 2024 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Gray Hemans/Michael Fineman claiming the win on an 8 point scorecard.
The Russian Youth National Championship for multiple youth classes hosted five days of racing and eight races for the 420 Class. Light breeze prevailed with the title awarded to Denis Lepin/Maxim Karelin on 2 September.
Koh Phangan Youth Sailing hosted the Thailand Southern Area 420 Championship at its idyllic beachside location, with racing on crystal clear waters from 30 August to 1 September. An impressive partnership from Jettavee/Chakkaphat, whose superior team work and race track strategy rewarded them with a scorecard of race wins and second places, to land the Championship crown by 7 points.