EVENTS Bid for a Championship

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Bid for a Championship

The International 420 Class Association invites interest from nations interested in hosting future 420 Class World and Junior Europeans Championships.

Hosting our international events is something the International 420 Class Association takes very seriously and cares passionately about.

The 420 Class is the most popular two-person youth dinghy raced by girls and boys, offering challenging racing in a vibrant and modern class that promotes fair play, team spirit and healthy lifestyles.

Through the bid process, the International 420 Class Association looks for hosts who share our passion for promoting and developing 420 sailing.

All 420 Class Championships provide a great opportunity to develop the sport and the class and will help showcase the best teams in different age and gender groups, providing a platform for the achievement of wider social goals and ensuring a legacy plan.

The 420 Class Assocation Championship Guidelines, Bid Application Form and Appendices clarify the relationship between the event Organizing Committee and the 420 Class.

Close collaboration between the Member National Authority, National Class Association and the club hosting the event and the International 420 Class Association is a must for success. Promotion and communications plans for the event are developed and approved by both the 420 Class and the Organizing Committee.

420 Junior European Championship
Please note that the 420 Junior European Championships are held in partnership with the International Class Association, and each Class takes it in turns to decide the venue. The venue for 2024 will be decided by the International 420 Class.

World Championship Dates
The International 420 World & Junior European Championships are normally held between 1 July and 25 August. World Championships in the Southern hemisphere will be held between 15 December and 12 January and in this case an Open European Championship will be organized that year in the summer. The 420 World Championships shall not clash with the Youth World Championship organized by World Sailing.

How to Bid
A club which wishes to host the a 420 Championship should contact the International 420 Class Association through his National 420 Class Association (NCA) or World Sailing Member National Authority (MNA) if no such NCA exists.

Application to host an event should be made to the International 420 Class Executive Committee, in writing, two years before the event. For details of this application see the Championship Bid Application Form.

A National 420 Class Association must have the agreement of their MNA before applying for an international event, and must be a member of the International 420 Class Association.

A host nation must have read, agreed and signed to be bound by the Championship Guidelines, and guarantee that they can fulfil the requirements, before being accepted.

Bids are put to the next general assembly of the international class who will make the final decision. The host club, NCA or MNA representatives are expected to make a brief presentation to the respective 420 Class General Assembly Meeting outlining their proposal. The 2022 420 Class General Assembly will take place on 6 August 2022 during the 2022 420 World Championships in Lake Balaton, Hungary.

If you have any queries, please email


Event Bid application form(118Kb)

12 May 2022

Registration Protocol(47Kb)

11 May 2022

Photographer's Brief(90Kb)

11 May 2022

Championship Guidelines(164Kb)

11 May 2022


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