The World’s Top Youth Boat - Why Join Us?

The 420 offers great development for sailors in the two-person disciplines - most of the Worlds's top sailors sailors sailed in this class and easily moved on to succeed in other classes, and enjoy Olympic and big boat careers.

We have a fantastic pedigree of developing world class sailors; in 2019 Via Heathcote & Millie Boyle were crowned Ladies 420 World Champions!   

Our aim is to provide accessible regional training and racing throughout the UK.  The spirit in which races and events are held is almost as important as the rules to which we race. The Class has chosen to adopt the RYA Racing Charter as a fundamental policy on how it wishes to see the spirit of racing within the sport. .

Not only are we the best choice for youth sailors we are:

Many amazing sailors have sailed a 420!


Everything you'll need to know to get started

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We have a full calendar for 2022

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Message from the Chair - Stephen Davis

I look forward to welcoming you to our Stand at this year's Dinghy Show.   I'll be around most of Saturday and Sunday if you want to come and meet me to talk about the Class or if you have any specific quesitons for me.   You'll also have the opportunity to meet some of our sailors along with the Class Committee members - see the schedule below:


11.30 - Sailing Secretary (James George)

12.30 - Training Officer (Chris Braund)

1.30 - Welfare Officer (Tiffany Cawthorne)

4.00 - Jonny McGovern (RYA 470 Coach)


10.00 - Transition Officer (Tim Rush)

2.00 - Sailing Secretary (James George)


If you can't make it or miss me; check out my video below:

Message from our Chair - Stephen Davis 


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