UPDATE FROM 2018 420 GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
After no wind forced no racing at the 2018 420 World Championships on Saturday 11 August 2018, the day moved on to the 2018 International 420 Class Association General Assembly at Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
The meeting was attended by delegates from 18 countries, and chaired by the 420 Class President, Nino Shmueli.
After presentations of the Class Development plan, the Technical Committee Report and the Annual Accounts, it was confirmed that the venue for the 2019 World Championships would be Vilamoura, Portugal from 3-11 July 2019. The venue and dates for the 2019 Junior European Championships is yet to be confirmed by the 470 Class but will be announced as soon as possible.
As 2020 is the 60th Anniversary of the 420 Class, it was decided that the World Championships should return to France, the country in which the boat was designed. This event will be held in Crozon-Morgat, France, with dates proposed by the organisers as 3-11 July 2020. It was also agreed that a bid for the 2020 Junior Europeans to be held in Warnemünder, Germany would be provisionally accepted, subject to arranging suitable dates. If no suitable date is agreed, the AGM gave the power to the 420 Class Executice Committee to invite further bids for the Championship and decide on a venue by early 2019.
Finally a bid for the 2020 Team Racing Worlds U-23 was accepted from the Cambridge University Cruising Club, which will be hosted at Grafham Water Sailing Club, United Kingdom at the end of August 2020.