The International 420
The International 420 Class Dinghy is a mono hull planing dinghy with trapeze for the crew, centerboard, a tapered and tunable Bermuda rig and center sheeting. It carries a main, jib and spinnaker and is designed for a crew of two. The name describes the overall length of the boat in centimeters (the boat is exactly 4.2 meters long).
The US I420 Class website can be found here for up to date information about schedules, clinics, and international qualification criteria.
GCYSA proudly supports the US I420 Class Association.
The International 420 is recognized by ISAF as an “ISAF Learn to Sail Training Programme Recommended Boat“, which endorses its use by Member National Authorities for developing and teaching sailing in their nation. The effective equipment categorization such as entry, intermediate and advanced level helps MNAs to understand the equipment and sign post a pathway from grass roots to Olympic level.
About 350 boats are built per year, with 1850 boats built over the past 5 years.
|ISAF Status||International||Hull Length||4.2 m|
|Type||Centreboard Boat||Beam Length||1.63 m|
|Number of Crew||2||Mast Length||6.26 m|
|Opt Crew Weight||110 – 145 kg||Mainsail Area||10.25m2|
|Designer||Christian Maury||Headsail Area||2.8 m2|
|National Origins||France||Spinnaker Area||9.0 m2|
|Hull Material||GRP||Sailing Boat Weight||100 kg|
|Number of Trapeze||Single||Bare Hull Weight||80 kg|