News Clarification about 420s at the Youth Worlds 2021 onwards

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03 Dec 2019

Clarification about 420s at the Youth Worlds 2021 onwards

At the World Sailing Annual Meeting, in Bermuda, held on 26 October to 3 November 2019, The 420 Class put forward a submission that was agreed by the Council that the definition of events at the Youth World Championships would be changed.

From the 2021 Championships onwards the Two Person Dinghy events will be:

  • Mens or Mixed Two Person Dinghy – 420
  • Womens Two Person Dinghy – 420

The change from a ‘Mens’ to a ‘Mens or Mixed’ event introduces the opportunity for Mixed and Mens teams to compete in the 420 Class at the Youth World Championships and reflects the events line-up at our Annual 420 World Championships and Junior European Championships.

The 420 Class is a very successful pathway class to all of the two-person events at the Olympic Games. This change will support teams who transition from the 420 Class to Olympic Sailing, in the single gender and mixed gender two-person Classes; 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 and 470.

The International 420 Class Association look forward to supporting all 420 sailors in their future sailing careers and are confident that this change will have a positive impact on the future opportunities for 420 sailors.