Getting Started

The Class has a proven track record of helping sailors get started.  With a dedicated Class Development Officer and two Class owned 420’s that can be used to try out the boat the 420 Class is the perfect boat to transition to, to continue your sailing adventures.

Transitioning from a junior to a youth boat means you’ll spend a lot of time swimming, to start with ………….. but don’t worry, you’ll  be out there very quickly, in all weather conditions meaning that you’ll be racing with the rest of the fleet sooner than you think.

With good quality boats starting from as little as £2k and an active second hand market your transition couldn’t be easier.


Find out more information about the boat to help you get started.

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All you need to know about transitioning. We have a fantastic transition programme to help get you started.

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Purchasing a boat can be daunting; click here for more information to help you decide

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New parent guide etc

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Class Sponsors

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