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Kinsale Yacht Club Hosts Annual Irish 420 Dinghy Spring Training

12th February 2024
With 20 420 dinghies in attendance, the sailors are ready to focus on practical training and improvement at Kinsale Yacht Club
With 20 420 dinghies in attendance, the sailors are ready to focus on practical training and improvement at Kinsale Yacht Club

Kinsale Yacht Club is again hosting the annual Craftinsure Irish International 420 Dinghy Spring Training, marking the start of a new sailing season for the fleet.

The event started on Monday, 12th February and will conclude with the 420 Munster Championships scheduled for Friday and Saturday, 16th and 17th February. 

With 20 boats in attendance, the sailors are ready to focus on practical training and improvement. Coaching is led by Graham Grant, supported by Cara McDowell, Daniel Thompson, Aly O'Sullivan, and Jack McDowell. The training promises four days of intensive coaching for the fleet. The coaching team boasts a wealth of experience, ensuring that the participants receive guidance rooted in the nuances of this high-performance two-person dinghy.

Throughout the week, sailors will focus on refining their rigging and boat-handling skills while setting goals for the upcoming season. The coaching plan is geared towards tangible improvement, ensuring a solid foundation for competitive sailing. 

Après sailing activities include the annual sailor and parent dinner, followed by nautically themed activities, which will be a great way to bring the 420 sailing community together.

Organised by the Irish 420 Association, the Kinsale training is an open invitation to all 420 sailors, regardless of their level of experienceOrganised by the Irish 420 Association, the Kinsale training is an open invitation to all 420 sailors, regardless of their level of experience

The 420 Munster Championships, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, 16th and 17th February, have already seen 18 boats enter and promise to be a very competitive affair. Spectators can watch from Charles and James forts, offering a scenic view of the racing action.

Organised by the Irish 420 Association, the Kinsale training is an open invitation to all 420 sailors, regardless of their level of experience. The class looks forward to welcoming sailors, coaches, and parents to this practical and focused event. Everyone is looking forward to fair weather and a successful week of training and sailing for all participants.

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At A Glance – 420 Dinghy Specifications

Crew 2
Type Monohull
Design One-Design
Construction GRP
Rig Bermuda
Keel Centerboard
Trapeze Single
LOA 4.2 metres (13 ft 9 in)
Beam 1.63 metres (5 ft 4 in)
Draft 0.965 metres (3 ft 2.0 in)
Hull weight 80 kilograms (180 lb)
Mast height 6.26 metres (20 ft 6 in)
Main & Jib area 10.25 square metres (110.3 sq ft) [1]
Mainsail area 7.45 square metres (80.2 sq ft)
Jib / Genoa area 2.8 square metres (30 sq ft)
Spinnaker area 8.83 square metres (95.0 sq ft)

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