How-to guides

420s are technical boats; changing the rigging setting can make all the difference to the boat’s performance and in turn your results.  We've created some easy guides to help you:

Simplified Set UP

How to Measure Mast Rake, Tension Prebend and Jib

Jib Sheet Lines and Barber Hauler

Mainsheet Strop Settings


The International 420 site also has some great guides to help you:

420 Boat settings – a Beginners guide – a great guide written by Matt Burge who was a great GBR 420 sailor and has gone on to win both the Fireball World and European Championships multiple times plus many UK National championships in an array of classes. He now campaigns a Scorpion.

420 to the Max video – nearly 1 hour of great 420 info and tips

420 Tuning Video – 11 minutes or 420 tuning tips

420 Exercise Book – training exercises you can do with your coach or in your own training.


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