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.

To enter the Summer Transition Squad Draw please use the following form

Full details can be found here  


Visit stand J23 to find out more. 

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 2023 and 2024 at venues across the UK

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Finding a partner can be hard; we might be able to help. Contact us to see if we can!

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Message from the Chair - James George

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 other Class Committee members.

Don't forget we have an amazing opportunity for those looking to transition to the Class; use of a race ready 420 for free!   

I really look forward to meeting you.



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