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420 Sailing
31 May 2016


Welcome to the May issue of the International 420 Class Association newsletter, bringing you the latest updates on 420 race reports, results, upcoming events as well as features on racing techniques, training toolkits and more.

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420 news from around the world ....
31 May Thirty Six 420s compete in Event 3 of Sail Centrop Cup in Austria AUT
31 May Swiss Teams Announced for 420 Worlds and 420 Junior Europeans SUI
30 May Chile hosts 420 Grand Prix #2 to select National Team for Youth Worlds CHI
30 May 2016 Youth Worlds Notice of Race released NZL
27 May International 420 line-up for Oceania Championships in New Zealand NZL
25 May 2016 420 General Assembly Meeting - Agenda Published ITA
17 May 114 Teams race at Young Europeans Sailing for German 420 National Championship GER
9 May Nick Zeltner and Till Seger first 420 career win at CSP Thun SUI
9 May Edoardo Ferraro and Francesco Orlando win Young Sailor of the Year Award ITA
9 May 420 Crews link up with French Olympian for Girls Training Programme FRA
9 May Stamo Tenev/Ivan Ivanov win Bourgas Sailing Week BUL
6 May Racing wraps up at 2016 Iberian Championship ESP
4 May ONLINE ENTRY OPEN for 2016 420 Junior European Championship HUN
4 May New Zealand to Host 2016 Youth Worlds NZL
3 May Forty Two Teams Face off at Kereked International Youth Cup HUN
28 Apr Cyprus, Greece and Malaysia Contest Greek 420 National Championship GRE
27 Apr 76 teams face off at CIMA in France FRA
27 Apr Italian Ranking Event puts teams closer to 420 World and Junior European Championship Selection ITA
27 Apr Introducing the 420 Sail Centrop Cup Series AUT/HUN
27 Apr Five Race Battle at Campeonato San Isidro Labrador ARG
26 Apr Trofeu Milaneza sees 34 teams take on Portuguese Selection Battle POR


Edoardo Ferraro and Francesco Orlando (ITA) win Young Sailor of the Year Award

Catch up with the world's 420 talent and take a look at our comprehensive 420 results listings
26-29 May 2016 Buzios Sailing Week BRA
26-29 May 2016 OSTM Podersdorf - Event 3 420 Sail Centrop Cup AUT
21-22 May 2016 Hornicky Kahan (Miners' Lamp Regatta) CZE
14-15 May 2016 Chilean Grand Prix 2 CHI
14-15 May 2016 Murrays Bay Sailing Club 420 Club Championship NZL
14-16 May 2016 Interligue 420 Les Sablettes FRA
14-16 May 2016 Semaine de La Rochelle Dériveurs FRA
14-16 May 2016 Spring Cup Neusiedl - Event 2 420 Sail Centrop Cup AUT
14-16 May 2016 Young Europeans Sailing GER
7-8 May 2016 CSP Thun - Thunersee Yachtclub, Switzerland SUI
4-8 May International Regatta Port Bourgas 2016 - Bourgas Sailing Week - Yacht Club Port Bourgas, Bulgaria BUL
30 Apr-1 May 2016 Iberian 420 Championship - Galician Sailing Centre, Spain ESP
29 Apr-1 May 2016 Kereked International Youth Cup - Event 1 420 Sail Centrop Cup - Kereked Vitorlás Klub Csopak, Hungary HUN
23-27 Apr 2016 Athens Eurolymp Week - Olympic Sailing Centre - Marina Delta Falirou, Greece GRE
The racing season is hotting up, with many nations in the midst of selection events for the pinnacle #420Class events of the year - the 2016 420 World Championships in Italy and the 2016 420 Junior Europeans in Hungary. The 420 Worlds offers 420 Open, 420 Ladies and 420 Under-17 racing, so you can choose to race against your age group or take a shot at leaderboard prowess in the open age fleets. The 420 Junior Europeans race in Under-19 and Under-17 fleets. Ensuring you get to race against the best #420Class sailors in the world, entry quotas apply for each Championship. Entries are already in from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, USA and Uruguay. Later in the year, the 420 Team Racing World Championships in Italy is also a great opportunity to pitch yourself against the world's best. Online entry is open for all Championships. The 2016 420 General Assembly meeting will take place on 16 July during the 420 Worlds.

2016 420 World, Ladies World and U17 World Championship
15-23 July, Sanremo - ITALY
Earlybird entry deadline: Before 15 June 2016

2016 420 Junior European and U17 Junior European Championship
29 July - 5 August, Lake Balaton - HUNGARY
Earlybird entry deadline: Before 29 June 2016

2016 420 Team Racing World European Championship
31 August - 3 September, Lake Garda - ITALY
Earlybird entry deadline: 23 June 2016

49er World Champion, 2012 Olympic silver medallist, World Sailor of the year, Red Bull Youth America’s Cup champion and all round sailor extrordinaire Peter Burling won the 420 Worlds in 2006 and 2007. Many of the world's top sailors transitioned via the 420.
Take a look at the upcoming events including full venue details, Notices of Race and more. Want to add an event to the 420 Calendar, then email office@420sailing.org
2-5 June 2016 Italian 420 National Championships ITA
3-4 June 2016 Aon National Youth Clinic 1 NZL
4-5 June 2016 Grand Prix CSCN CZE
5-6 June 2016 420 Oceania Regatta NZL
8-12 June 2016 International Youth Cup RUS
11-12 June 2016 Wickford Regatta USA
11-12 June 2016 SP and Tyrolean 420 Youth Championship AUT
17-19 June 2016 Csoki Cup HUN
22-28 June 2016 Russian Cup for International and National Classes RUS
1-5 July 2016 Queensland Youth Week AUS
6-10 July 2016 French 420 National Championships FRA
A new online training resource targeted at providing world class training techniques and strategies on Performance Improvement for Coaches and Sailors. The e-Book provides a selection of carefully chosen performance training exercises, with accompanying video and commentary to provide sailors and coaches with a step by step path to improving their skills. Click Here.
Free online Training Video to provide coaching and training tips for both the beginner and experienced 420 sailors - available in ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN AND JAPANESE. Over 270,000 YouTube views. The training video is broken down into easily digestible sections focusing on Preparation and General Skills and techniques in light, medium and strong winds. Click Here.
Talking Trapeze Techniques with 470 Crew Dave Hughes. Good trapeze technique starts with good habits. It's all about balance and control.Thanks to Dave Hughes and Sailing World for this article.


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