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There are numerous events and National Championships listed on the 420 calendar to bring August to a close - embracing Australia, Austria, Germany Hungary, Poland, Russia, Thailand and Turkey. To welcome in the month ahead, so far September already features over 30 events on 420 calendar. Take a look and make sure we have your events covered.

An exciting goal was achieved for the 420 Class in hosting our first ever Coaches and Sailors Clinic in Chinese Taipei during August and are all set to head to the next clinic in South Africa in just a few weeks.

With plenty of Olympic Sailing action during August, particularly at Class Worlds and at events in Enoshima, Tokyo, it has been great to see so many 420 Class alumni claiming medals, pushing boundaries and being the best.

Get the dates in your diary for the 2020 420 Worlds and Junior Europeans, and after the success of this year we will be expanding the EUROSAF 420 Race Circuit for 2020. Find out more below.

Enjoy reading our round-up of news in August and what's ahead for September.

As always head to the 420 Facebook page for all the latest news and check in to the 420 Class website for more in depth updates.

Image: Presentation of certificates at 420 Class Coaches and Sailors Clinic, Chinese Taipei


Eastern Europes, Worlds, Junior Europeans

The final 420 Class Championship of 2019 heads to Elektrenai, Lithuania for the 420 Eastern Europe Championship from 19-22 September. Combined with the 470 Class, we are looking forwards to welcoming teams from Belarus, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine.

Around the world, 420 sailors are already eyeing up qualification for next year's 420 Championships as they prepare to be amongst the best and fly their nation's flag at the 420 Class' premier events. 2020 marks the 60th Anniversary of the 420 Class so you can expect a few celebrations to be part of the Championship programmes too.

2020 420 Worlds - will take place in Crozon-Morgat, France from 3-11 July. France is the natural home of the 420 Class,  as the boat was designed by Frenchman Christian 1960. Going back in history, did you know .... the 420 was originally designed for advanced sailors looking to improve their sailing and racing skills, but it was soon realized that the 420 catered well to a wide variety of crew weights and abilities. Early on the 420 developed rapidly in France, particularly after being adopted nationally as a youth trainer.

2020 420 Junior Europeans - please note the date change for the 2020 420 Junior Europeans in Warnemunde, Germany to 25 July-1 August 2020.


1-31 August 2019

Below is an overview of just some of the 420 Class racing around the world during August. For a full update take a look at our latest news and events calendar.

Results are just in from Germany's Bayerische Jugendwoche which finished on 31 August, with an all top-4 scorecard handing victory to Florian Krauss/Jannis Summchen. Finishing second and top women's team was Hannah Lanzinger/Franziska Steinlein.

After a fiercely fought 13 race series, the Championnat de France Espoirs in Brest, France from 24-30 August, awarded top spots to Victor le Penven/Iban Cornic in the open fleet and Solenza Mariani/Antea Mariani in the women.

British teams took action on climate change during their 420 National Championship holding a beach clean at Hayling Island Sailing Club, before returning to the race track. The 10 race series saw Martin Wrigley/Marcus Tressler seize the overall lead.

The 56th Gran Día de la Vela BUFETE FRAU in Mallorca, 22-25 August, Spain welcomed 60 teams to the race track, with Neus Ballester/Andrea Perello, who won the U17 Women 420 World Championship gold medals, again stepped up to deliver outstanding form and claim the overall win.

Japan's High School Sports Competition and 60th National High School Championship featured a massive line up of 420 Class teams from across the nation.

Canada's CORK Regatta celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2019, with the Sail Canada Youth Championships,12-16 August, featuring 12 race series over four days where Moritz Heidenreich/David Frost dominated the race track to seize event honours.

The 2019 Proclero Kupa in Hungary, 3-6 August, saw a close run battle to the podium between three teams who controlled the pack, with eventual victory by 2 points to Benedek Szűcs/Batiz Abel.

Looking ahead to September, the 420 Class calendar features over 30 events - so it's going to be a busy month ...

5-8 September

Polish Championship



Semana Internacional de Vela do RJ


6-9 September

Campionato Italiano di Bari



6-9 September

420 International Race


6-8 September

San Diego Olympic Classes Regatta


7-8 September

Southern Charter Classics

  South Africa


13-15 September

Croatian 420 National Championship


13-15 September

Johor International Regatta


14 September

Club Régate du President



19-22 September

420 Eastern Europe Championship


20-22 September

CORK Fall Regatta


21-22 September

Scotland Youth & Junior Championship

  Great Britain


21-22 September

Portoroz Cup


27-29 September

Czech Republic 420 National Championship

  Czech Republic

28-29 September

All Ireland Junior Sailing Championships




Coaches and Sailors Clinics

The first ever 420 Class Clinic in Chinese Taipei, 15-19 August, attracted 26 coaches and sailors for 5 days of knowledge sharing and skills acquisition under the expert eye of Nikos Drougkas and assisted by Jose Massapina, 420 Class Vice-President for Development. Coaches and sailors from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Thailand joined the clinic which equipped them with knowledge and expertise in the 420 Class, through a mix of shore side theory and on-water practical sessions. Take a look at our photo gallery and videos too.

Coming next is the 420 Class Coaches and Sailors Clinic in South Africa from 22.26 September, which precedes the 420 National Championships at Hermanus Yacht Club.


Up to 10 Events Across Europe

Launched in 2019, the inaugural EUROSAF 420 Race Circuit was a huge success, attracting over 324 teams competing across the three age/gender categories, with 140 U19 men/mixed teams, 81 women U19 teams and 103 U17 teams. So no surprise that the International 420 Class Association will continue its partnership with EUROSAF to run the 2019/2020 EUROSAF 420 Race Circuit, kicking off with Event #1 at the Swiss 420 National Championships in Oberhofen, Switzerland from 26-29 September 2019.

Other events already confirmed for 2019 are:

The 2020 events and event dates will be announced soon. The 2019/2020 EUROSAF 420 Race Circuit will include up to 10 events around Europe, spread evenly geographically around the continent, with just one event per country. Find out more ....


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