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.


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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!


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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 - Gareth Greenfield

The dinghy show at Farnborough is now the premier event in the UK for sailors to get an insight into the leading Youth class - the 420. More Olympic sailors have come through the ranks of the 420 than any other class - and sailing the boat shows you why.
The Selden sailjuice series is testament to how great the boat is, and how competitive the sailing is, whether fleet racing, or challenging some of the best classes in the UK.  The mix of having to understand the boat and its controls in all conditions and the need for close team work to maximise efforts whilst having to strategically and tactically plot your way around the race course, make this one of the most exhilarating classes in the world.   
Most of all, the camaraderie and social nature of the sailors make it the most enjoyable and fun class to be a part of, where everyone supports one another to achieve and maximise their sailing.  Opportunities to travel to Worlds, Europeans, and other events across the world are the pinnacle of both racing and social experiences, with sailors truly becoming independent young adults.
The 420 is a tried and tested class that is open to all and welcomes everyone.   Please come along to visit us on stand P20 where we will be happy to welcome you and talk 420’s. 
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