British International 420 Northern Training

GBR 420 Class All, Class matters, Training

West Kirby Sailing Club has been instrumental (alongside Kielder & Leigh & Lowton SC) in setting up an exciting new initiative for the International 420 class and will be hosting the 3rd weekend of the 420 Northern training on the 17th/18th December. Initially consisting of 6 training weekends with an add on 7th weekend running over the Christmas period, this represents a new venture for the class which is fully supported by Chris Blackburn (RYA High Performance Manager).

The Coaches……

Tim Rush (420 joint head coach)


Steve Irish (470 Podium Potential Coach)


Tom Mapplebeck of Curradinghy (Sorry Tom, the best picture we could find!)


Tim, Steve and Tom are all very experienced sailors and coaches and are well known to the class. They are very enthusiastic about inspiring young sailors to be the best that they can be and bringing their broad range of expertise to their sessions.

The Venues

The Training is to be run across 4 venues……West Kirby SC, Kielder Water SC, Leigh & Lowton SC and Derwent Reservoir SC.

The Dates

WKSC Steve Irish 17th/18th December cost £60 per boat
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WKSC Tim Rush 29th/30th December cost TBC based on numbers
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L&LSC Tom Mapplebeck 21st/22nd January cost £60 per boat
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L&LSC  Steve Irish 11th/12th February cost £60 per boat Contact
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Derwent Reservoir Tom Mapplebeck 25th/26th March cost £60 per boat
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Each Venue has its own virtue…..West Kirby SC (tidal), L&LSC (sheltered winter conditions), Kielder SC (large expanse of Inland water),

Training is limited to 6 boats per session, book now to avoid disappointment!