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420 Sailing Dinghy

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The 420 is a double handed performance sailing dinghy that featured strongly at Universities and National training squads in the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s. Often seen as the training boat for youth crew looking to progress to the larger 470 (used in several Olympic Games). The 420 features a traditional spinnaker and a single trapeze for the crew. A very well respected dinghy with a massive following and active racing scene.

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420 Portsmouth Yardstick number

  • 420 PY number – 1105

The Portsmouth Yardstick is used to calculate the performance of mixed classes of boats in a handicap race. The lower the PY the faster the boat. For illustration – a Dart 18 has a PY of 832, a Laser 1 ILCA7 has a PY of 1100 and a Topper has a PY of 1365. More information and later PY numbers can be found here – RYA PY


This area will show images of the 420 supplied by the class association. In the meantime – here’s my Streaker 1825 (Megan IV)

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420 Sailing Dinghy for sale - includes trolley and road trailer

420 Sailing Dinghy for sale - includes trolley and road trailer

420 Sailing Dinghy For Sale Selling due to a house move and lack of time to use it! Barely sailed since bought in 2016 - kept mostly in dry storage. Sturdy dinghy in decent condition, used for racing before we bought it, and ready to sail, but could use some TLC. Includes: - 1 Mainsail - 1 Jib - 2 Spinnakers - Trapeze Harness - 2 Covers - Trolley - Road Trailer Can throw in the old sails in need of repair. Open to offers. Please do get in touch for more info.

Price: £1,250.00
Posted in - 420
Date posted - 17/02/2024

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