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420 Sailing
6 Apr 2017


Welcome to the April 2017 issue of the International 420 Class Association newsletter, bringing you the latest updates on 420 racing, training opportunities, news, upcoming events, 420 Championships and more.

Find out about the 420 Sailors and Coaches Clinics available during 2017 - offering training opportunities in Americas, Europe and Asia.

The 2017 racing season has kicked off fast and furious with numerous events around the world - fleet, team racing and training. Enjoy a taster of life in the 420 Class with this video from the recent I Regata Nazionale at Fraglia Vela Riva, Italy - venue for the 2017 420 Junior European Championships ...

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420 news from around the world .... we review the top stories from the past month's racing and training action - with action  from across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
3 April Peralta/Arroyo Verdi win Caemponato San Isidro Labrador with a race to spare ARG
3 April USA Confirms Teams to 420 European and Junior European Championships USA
3 April Victory at British 420 Spring Championships to Izi Davies/Gemma Keers GBR
2 Apr Marborough win New ZealandTeam Racing Top of the South Championship NZL
2 April 2017 420 Worlds Notice of Race Published and Online Entry Open AUS
2 April 420 World Champions Racing up front at Trofeo Princesa Sofia ESP
1 April Save the Date - 2017 420 General Assembly Meeting GRE
29 Mar Register to 420 Coaches and Sailors Clinic in  Mumbia, India IND
28 Mar Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin announced to US Sailing Olympic Team USA
23 Mar Join the 420 Class Coaches and Sailors Clinic in Bulgaria BUL
21 Mar 420 Inland Championship title goes to Izi Davies/Gemma Keers GBR
20 Mar Malaysia takes victory by 1 point at Singapore Youth Championship SIN
17 Mar Final Report from 420 Class Coaches and Sailors Clinic in Mexico MEX
17 Mar Junior Europeans Notice of Race Published and Online Entry Open ITA
16 Mar 420 Class Secures its place at Canada's premier multi-class event CAN
14 Mar Victorian State Championship crowns goes to Nicholas Joel.Hugo Llewelyn AUS
14 Mar Sharing Inspiration and Knowledge with Tom King AUS
13 Mar Balaguer Brothers seize win at Valencia Olympic Week ESP
13 Mar Perfect Winning Scorecard at Athens Eurolymp GRE
13 Mar McCutcheon/Weston take out 2017 New Zealand National Championship Title NZL
9 Mar 420 Class Clinic making a difference in Mexico MEX


From Youth Worlds to Olympics as 420 Youth Sailing World Champions Wiley Rogers and Jack Parkin are announced to US Sailing Olympic Team.
Image: Jesus Renedo/Sailing Energy/Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR

We aim to capture results from all the major 420 Class events and catch up with the world's young 420 talent as they establish themselves on the race track. Event results so far this year feature teams from fleets as far reaching as Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Argentina, Uruguay, Croatia, Ireland, Canada and the USA ... to name just a few of the 420 Class National Class Associations. The largest fleet of the year so far was 120 teams strong at the 2017 Regata Nazionale Classe 420. Recent results are below, and also take a look at our comprehensive 420 results listings
1-2 Apr 2017 Bernsteinpokal GER
24 Mar-2 Apr Campeonata San Isidro Labrador 2017 ARG
1-2 Apr 2017 British 420 Spring Championships GBR
25-26 Mar 2017 Interligue 1 Atlantique - YC Crozon FRA
25-26 Mar 2017 Interligue 1 Sud - Marseille FRA
23-26 Mar 2017 Regata Nazionale Classe 420 - Event 1 ITA
23-25 Mar 2017 International 420 Test Event - Fraglia Vela Riva ITA
18-19 Mar 2017 British 420 Inland Championships GBR
15-18 Mar 2017 Singapore National Youth Sailing Championships / ASAF Youth Sailing Cup SIN
11-13 Mar 2017 420 Class Victorian State Championship AUS
10-12 Mar 2017 Athens International Sailing Week GRE
9-12 Mar 2017 New Zealand 420 Class Championship NZL
9-12 Mar III Semana Olímpica de Vela Comunitat Valenciana 2017 ESP
6-11 Mar 2017 Brazilian Sailing Cup BRA
25 Feb-1 Mar 2017 Balearic 420 Championship ESP
25-27 Feb 43rd International Carnival Regatta POR
25-26 Feb 2017 New Zealand North Islands Championship NZL
25-26 Feb 2017 New Zealand South Islands Championship NZL
25-26 Feb 2017 New South Wales 420 State Championship AUS
18-20 Feb 2017 420 US Mid-Winter Championships USA
17-19 Feb 2017 Carnival Race ITA
18-19 Feb XXV Regata Ria de Vigo Trofeo Plasticamurillo.com ESP
16-19 Feb 2017 Hong Kong Race Week HKG
Notices of Race are published and online entry is open for all four 420 Championships in the months ahead. As the racing season escalates, many National Class Associations are finalizing national team selection to meet the strict entry quotas which apply for each Championship. The 420 Class uses quotas to ensure the best sailors in the world face each other on the race track. First up, teams will head to the 420 Open Europeans in Athens, Greece, then it is off to Lake Garda, Italy for the 420 Junior European Championships. A return to the Italian lake a few weeks later, but a bit further south, for the 420 Team Racing World Championships. The 2017 Championship season draws to a finale at the end of the year in the epic venue of Fremantle, Australia - and get publicising with the Worlds poster. Take a look at the Championship websites for online entry, information on charter boats, accommodation and full event information. And remember to save the date for the 2017 420 General Assembly Meeting on 23 July 2017.

2017 420 World, Ladies World and U17 World Championship
26 December 2017-3 January 2018, Fremantle - AUSTRALIA
Earlybird entry deadline: Before 26 November 2017

2017 420 Open European Championship
22-30 July 2017, Athens - GREECE
Earlybird entry deadline: Before 22 June 2017

2017 420 Junior European and U17 Junior European Championship
6-13 August 2017, Lake Garda - ITALY
Earlybird entry deadline: Before 6 August 2017

2017 420 Team Racing World European Championship
23-26 August 2017, Lake Garda - ITALY
Earlybird entry deadline: 20 July 2017
Save the date for the 2017 420 General Assembly on 23 July 2017, which is the opportunity for 420 National Class Associations to make proposals, nominate candidates for 420 Committees, propose Class Rule changes and decide future Championship venues - as well as many other agenda items. Find out more and take a read of past Agendas and Minutes.

The 420 to the MAX training video has racked up over 313,000 views across the ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN and JAPANESE versions. Take a watch yourself and get some top tips on racing your 420. #ShareTheKnowledge
Make sure you have downloaded the latest 420 Class Rules effective 10 February 2017, including the updates approved at the 2016 420 General Assembly Meeting, including key changes of Class Rules G1.4, G 4.1.7 and G 4.1.8 regarding the Jib measurement/construction. Take a look at the Class Rule changes and view the udpated 2017 420 Class Rules.
Take a look at the upcoming events including full venue details, Notices of Race and more. Have we got your event listed? Add an event to the 420 Calendar by emailing office@420sailing.org
6-9 Apr 2017 Portugal Junior and Open Championship POR
8-9 Apr 2017 Fruhjahrs Verbandsregatta II GER
8-9 Apr 2017 CSP Lugano SUI
8-14 Apr 2017 RYA Youth National Championships GBR
8-11 Apr 2017 CISA Advanced Racing Clinic USA
8-9 Apr 2017 Club Marine Victorian Youth Championship AUS
9-15 Apr 2017 420 South American Championship URU
9-15 Apr 2017 Campeonato de Espana Clase 420 ESP
13-16 Apr 2017 Izola Spring Cup SLO
14-17 Apr 2017 Regata Nazionale Classe 420 - Event 2 ITA
14-15 Apr 420 Class @ Easter Optimist Meeting ITA
15-16 Apr 2017 Easter Regatta AUS
17-22 Apr 2017 Coupe Internationale Méditerranéenne de l'Amitié (CIMA) FRA
20-23 Apr 2017 ISA Youth Pathway National Championship GBR
21-25 Apr 420 Class Coaches and Sailor Clinic - Bulgaria BUL
22-23 Apr 14th SAFYC Regatta SIN
22-28 Apr 2017 Secondary Schools Team Sailing National Championship NZL
22-23 Apr 2017 Sparkassen Cup GER
22-23 Apr Leineweber Pokal Pirat 2017 GER
22-23 Apr Gothaer-Junior-Cup 2017 GER
29-30 Apr 2017 CSP Morges SUI
29 Apr-1 May 2017 Kereked International Youth Cup HUN
29 Apr-1 May 2017 Spengler Cup AUT
29 Apr-1 May YCBL Springbreak Race 2017 GER
29 Apr-1 May International Regatta Port Bourgas 2017 - Bourgas Sailing Week BUL

The International 420 Class has a comprehensive programme of Coaches and Sailors Clinics planned in 2017, covering North America, Caribbean, Europe and Asia, as well as promotional events at the Easter Optimist Meeting in Italy and Optimist World Championships in Thailand. The programme of 420 Coaches and Sailors Clinics in 2017, organized and funded by the 420 Class in partnership with National Class Association and Member National Authorities, head to:

The Clinics are open to Coaches and Sailors from around the world.

Read our reports from the Clinic in Mexico - lots learnt, fun had and a growing #420Class fleet. The aim is to share knowledge and coaching techniques, with sessions delivered by specialists focusing on a mix of on-water sessions, lectures, exercises and presentations.
Want some proven training exercises to upgrade your 420 training sessions. Whether you are a coach or sailor, the Exercise e-Book of Performance Improvement for Coaches and Sailors provides a selection of carefully chosen performance training exercises, with accompanying video and commentary to take you on a step by step journey to improving your skills.
Just a few of the 120 teams racing at 2017 Regata Nazionale Classe 420. Image: Elena Giolai


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