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Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Youth

Approximately how many class members do you have? 2500

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About Club 420

The Club 420 is a two person dinghy which forms the base of many local, high school and collegiate programs in North America. Simple for beginning sailors and yet challenging enough for collegiate champions. The Club 420 offers more learning opportunities than any other double-handed boat. Over 5,000 Club 420s are sailed in youth, high school and collegiate programs all over the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Boats Produced: 8600

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Laser Performance Zim Sailing

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 5000

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

East Coast, Gulf Coast, West Coast, Great Lakes, sprinkled throughout the middle of the country

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? Yes

How many people sail as a crew including the helm?  2

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  240-300

Boat Designed in  1970

Length (feet/inches): 13’9″

Beam: 5’4″

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 240

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Junior to Collegiate Level double-handed sailing boat . Safe for beginners and quick enough to keep collegiate sailors interested, the Club 420 provides the most double handed racing of any boat in the world. The C420 enables young sailors to learn teamwork, trapeze, and spinnaker techniques that can’t be learned from a single-handed boat.

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Sailing institutions are using the C420 to develop team racing and fleet racing events that are keeping young sailors excited while building participation in junior programs.

The racing and learning continue to improve as more clubs standardize to the Club 420 and participation grows at every level.

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  • The class maintains an active membership of over 800 sailors and is growing rapidly
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The 420 is an established worldwide performance two-person trapeze and spinnaker racing dinghy which holds status as a World Sailing International Class .

International 4.2 m
Centreboard Boat 1.63 m
2 6.26 m
110 - 145 kg 10.25m2
Christian Maury 2.8 m2
France 9.0 m2
GRP 100 kg
Single 80 kg
 

There are 56,000 boats which have been built worldwide. This popular dinghy is sailed at school, club, open, national and international levels. There are many second hand boats available, active clubs and excellent tuition for all levels.

Built in buoyancy tanks make the boat very safe even when inverted. The 420 is the youth development boat in 43 countries around the world. It is the equipment for the two-person dinghy boys and two-person dinghy girls events at the Youth Sailing World Championships , the pinnacle youth event in the world.

Despite the emergence of newer commercial driven classes and asymmetrics, the 420 is still the world's top youth training boat. A brand new 420 ready to sail costs approximately EUR5500 - 6000, making the boat an extremely affordable choice.

About 350 boats are built per year, with 1850 boats built over the past 5 years.

In 2020, the International 420 Class celebrated its 60th Anniversary.

The International 420 Class is recognised by World Sailing as an " World Sailing Learn to Sail Training Programme Recommended Boat ", which endorses its use by Member National Authorities for developing and teaching sailing in their nation. This status also endorses that the 420 is proven to have suitable availability to MNA's and also offers a supply structure to reduce costs to the MNA's and Learn to Sail Programme training centres.

All boats recognised by World Sailing have been independently assessed by World Sailing to be ideal for developing and/or teaching sailing within the World Sailing Learn to Sail programme; they also undergo safety assessments such as European CE marking or coastguard assessment.

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The Club 420 sailboat is ideal for yacht clubs and institutional racing programs that want a larger fiberglass boat than the FJ. West Coast Sailing has all the resources you need to rig, find replacement parts, and enjoy sailing the Club 420.

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Main Halyard  40 ft 6mm Halyard 1

Jib Halyard (Complete) --- --- Wire Halyard 1
Jib Halyard (Tail) 16 ft  6mm  Halyard 1
Spinnaker Halyard 38 ft 4mm  Halyard 1
Topping Lift 30 ft 5mm  Halyard 1
Mainsheet 30 ft  9mm Sheet 1
420 Jib Sheet 25 ft  9mm  Sheet 1
Spinnaker Sheet 36 ft  5mm  Sheet  1
Spliced Mainsheet Bridle --- --- Sheet  1
Centerboard Downhaul 5 ft 5mm  Control Line  1
Centerboard Uphaul 7.5 ft  5mm  Control Line 1
Cunningham 5 ft  5mm  Control Line Robline Sirius 500 
Foreguy 8 ft  5mm  Control Line
Outhaul Line 10 ft  5mm  Control Line 
Vang (JRV 16:1) 18 ft 3mm  Control Line 
Vang (SCV) 16 ft  5mm  Control Line 
Hiking Strap Aft Tie 4 ft  5mm  Misc. 
Hiking Strap Center Tie 1.5 ft  5mm  Misc. 2
Hiking Strap Shockcord 4.5 ft  6mm  Misc.  2
Painter (Bow Line) 15 ft 8mm  Misc.
Spinnaker Bag Shockcord 5 ft  5mm  Misc.
Spinnaker Block Line 2 ft  2.7mm  Misc. 2
Spinnaker Pole Shockcord 9 ft  5mm  Misc.
Trap Wire Adjuster 7 ft  5mm  Trapeze 2
Trapeze Shockcord 11 ft  5mm  Trapeze

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The Club 420 sailboat is a popular double-handed sailing dinghy that is widely used for both recreational sailing and competitive racing. This boat is known for its stability, versatility, and performance, making it an ideal choice for sailors of varying skill levels. The Club 420 is equipped with a main and jib sail, providing sailors with an exciting and responsive sailing experience. Its design promotes teamwork, making it a popular choice for youth sailing programs and racing events. The boat's manageable size and ease of handling contribute to its popularity among sailors looking for an accessible yet exhilarating sailing experience.

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What Is a 420 Sailboat? (Here’s Everything You Need To Know)

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Have you ever wondered what a 420 sailboat is? Are you looking for a boat thats perfect for racing and sailing? If so, youve come to the right place! In this article, well explore all aspects of the 420 sailboat, from its features and benefits to important tips for sailing and racing.

Well also discuss college sailing programs and their use of the 420 sailboat.

Whether youre a beginner sailor or an experienced racer, youll learn all you need to know about the 420 sailboat in this article.

So lets get started!

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Short Answer

A 420 sailboat is a two-person dinghy designed for racing.

It has a 14-foot hull and is designed with a wide beam for stability.

It is typically rigged with a spinnaker and jib, and is often considered to be a good choice for novice and intermediate sailors, as well as for competitive sailing.

What Is a 420 Sailboat?

A 420 sailboat is a two-person dinghy designed for sailing competitions and recreational sailing.

It is a lightweight and agile boat with a unique trapezoid-shaped sail that allows it to be used in a wide range of sailing conditions.

It is an incredibly popular model of boat among sailors of all ages and skill levels, making it a great choice for both competitive and recreational sailing.

The 420 sailboat is a versatile boat that can be used in a variety of different sailing scenarios.

Its trapezoid sail is designed to catch the wind and provide superior maneuverability and control, making it a great boat for racing and sport sailing.

The boat is also designed for easy handling and maneuverability, making it a great choice for novice sailors.

The 420 sailboat is also a popular choice for college sailing programs.

Its agility and maneuverability make it an excellent choice for aspiring sailors looking to take their sailing to the next level.

With its lightweight and easy to control design, the 420 sailboat is a great introduction to the world of competitive sailing.

In addition to its use in college sailing programs, the 420 sailboat is also used in a range of other sailing competitions and events.

Its trapezoid-shaped sail and lightweight design make it a great choice for a range of sailing scenarios, from racing to recreational sailing.

Overall, the 420 sailboat is a great choice for any sailor looking to take their sailing to the next level.

With its lightweight design and unique trapezoid-shaped sail, this boat is perfect for competitive and recreational sailing alike.

Whether youre a novice sailor or an experienced racer, the 420 sailboat is a great choice for any sailing enthusiast.

Features of a 420 Sailboat

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The 420 sailboat is an excellent choice for those looking to take their sailing to the next level.

It is a high-performance two-person dinghy designed for racing and sport sailing, making it an ideal boat for a wide range of sailing conditions.

Its lightweight, agile build and unique trapezoid-shaped sail give it an edge over other boats in terms of speed and maneuverability.

Some of the features that make the 420 sailboat stand out include its long waterline length, low profile design, and its unique sail plan.

The boat has a hull length of around 13 feet and a waterline length of around 11 feet, giving it a longer waterline than most other dinghies and sailboats.

This helps it to perform better in longer races and on larger bodies of water.

Its low profile design makes it easy to handle, while its trapezoid-shaped sail provides plenty of power and stability, even in strong winds.

The 420 sailboat is also designed with a spacious cockpit, allowing for two crew members to sail the boat comfortably.

It also includes a self-draining cockpit, making it easy to bail out water in the event of a capsize.

Additionally, the 420 sailboat is equipped with adjustable outhauls and jibs, allowing for easy and precise sail trimming.

This makes it a great choice for both competitive and recreational sailing.

In addition, the 420 sailboat is popular with sailors of all ages and skill levels, making it a great boat for both beginner and experienced sailors.

It is also used in college sailing programs around the world, giving aspiring sailors the opportunity to hone their skills and take their sailing to the next level.

The boat is also a great choice for competitive sailing, as it is designed to be fast and maneuverable, giving it an edge over other boats in races.

Overall, the 420 sailboat is an excellent choice for those looking to take their sailing to the next level.

Additionally, its spacious cockpit and adjustable outhauls and jibs make it an ideal boat for both competitive and recreational sailing.

With its popularity among sailors of all ages and skill levels, the 420 sailboat is a great choice for aspiring sailors looking to hone their skills and take their sailing to the next level.

Benefits of Sailing a 420 Sailboat

Sailing a 420 sailboat offers a wide range of benefits, making it an ideal boat for competitive and recreational sailors alike.

For starters, the 420 sailboat is lightweight and agile, making it perfect for a range of sailing conditions.

The trapezoid-shaped sail also makes the boat easier to control, allowing sailors to make the most of their sailing experience.

In addition to its agility, the 420 sailboat is also incredibly durable and reliable, meaning it wont let you down in the middle of a race.

This makes it ideal for competitive sailing, as sailors can rely on their boat to perform consistently and reliably.

Lastly, the 420 sailboat is popular with sailors of all ages and skill levels, making it a great boat for both experienced and beginner sailors.

This means that aspiring sailors can start learning to sail on a 420 sailboat without feeling overwhelmed or intimidated.

Furthermore, the 420 sailboat is used in college sailing programs around the world, making it an excellent choice for aspiring sailors looking to take their sailing to the next level.

Overall, the 420 sailboat is an ideal boat for a range of sailing needs, whether youre a competitive sailor, recreational sailor, or an aspiring sailor looking to take their sailing to the next level.

With its lightweight and agile design, durable construction, and wide range of skill levels, the 420 sailboat is an excellent choice for any sailor.

Choosing a 420 Sailboat

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When it comes to choosing a 420 sailboat, there are a few things to consider.

First, decide what type of sailing youll be doing.

If youre interested in competitive racing, then look for a boat that has a good reputation for performance, such as the Laser or the Optimist.

If youre more interested in recreational sailing, then the 420 may be the perfect boat for you.

It is lightweight and agile, making it ideal for a wide range of sailing conditions.

Next, consider the budget youre working with.

There are a wide range of prices for 420 sailboats, so its important to know what you can afford before making a purchase.

You should also look into the maintenance costs associated with owning a 420 sailboat.

Its important to factor in any additional costs associated with the boat, such as repairs, sails, and other equipment.

Finally, consider the skill level of you and your crew.

The 420 sailboat is designed for two people, so make sure you and your partner are able to work together as a team.

It can be a great way to learn the basics of sailing, as the boat is highly maneuverable and forgiving.

However, if youre looking to take your sailing to the next level, then the 420 is an excellent choice for aspiring sailors looking to hone their skills.

Choosing the right 420 sailboat is an important decision, and you should take the time to evaluate all of your options before making a purchase.

With the right boat, youll be ready to hit the water and explore the exciting world of sailing.

What Sailing Conditions Is a 420 Sailboat Good For?

The 420 sailboat is designed to be agile and lightweight, making it well-suited for a wide range of sailing conditions.

It is often used in college sailing programs, so it can handle a variety of weather and water conditions.

The trapezoid-shaped sail gives the boat an advantage in light winds, making it well-suited for lighter winds.

It is also able to handle heavier winds, as long as the sail is reefed appropriately.

The 420 sailboat is also great for racing, as the agile design and lightweight construction make it fast and responsive.

The boat is also suitable for recreational sailing, as it is an easy-to-maneuver boat that can be handled by sailors of all skill levels.

The 420 sailboat is also designed to be durable, making it a great choice for long-term sailing and racing.

All of these factors make the 420 sailboat a great choice for a wide range of sailing conditions.

College Sailing Programs and the 420 Sailboat

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The 420 sailboat is an excellent choice for budding sailors looking to take their sailing to the next level and compete in college sailing programs.

This versatile and agile boat is popular with sailors of all ages and skill levels, making it a great option for recreational and competitive sailing.

With its unique trapezoid-shaped sail, the 420 is designed to perform well in a wide range of sailing conditions.

The 420 sailboat is used in college sailing programs around the world.

These programs are designed to provide aspiring sailors with the skills and knowledge they need to compete in collegiate sailing regattas.

The boat is also well-suited for team racing, a more advanced form of sailing in which two teams of sailors race against each other on the same course.

In college sailing programs, crew members learn the basics of sailing, including boat rigging, maneuvering, and racing tactics.

They also develop their knowledge of the rules and regulations of sailing, as well as the proper safety procedures.

Through sailing in college sailing programs, aspiring sailors can build their confidence on the water and hone their skills, all while competing with teams from other colleges.

The 420 sailboat is also used in various high school sailing programs.

These programs provide students with the opportunity to learn the basics of sailing and prepare for college sailing regattas and team racing.

High school sailing programs also help build teamwork and communication skills, as well as provide an introduction to the sport of sailing.

Overall, the 420 sailboat is an excellent choice for aspiring sailors looking to take their sailing to the next level.

It is a lightweight, agile boat with a unique trapezoid-shaped sail, making it ideal for a wide range of sailing conditions.

The boat is popular with sailors of all ages and skill levels, making it a great option for recreational and competitive sailing.

The 420 sailboat is used in college sailing programs around the world, making it an excellent choice for aspiring sailors looking to take their sailing to the next level.

Tips for Racing and Sailing a 420 Sailboat

Sailing a 420 sailboat is a thrilling experience, and it requires a special set of skills and knowledge to get the most out of the boat. Whether youre a competitive racer or a recreational sailor, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your 420 sailboat:

1. Learn the Basics: Before you even get in the boat, take the time to learn the basics of sailing. Knowing the ropes, how to trim the sails, and the basic rules of sailing will help you get the most out of your time on the water.

2. Practice Makes Perfect: Once you feel comfortable with the basics, its time to get out on the water and start practicing. The more time you spend practicing, the better youll become at sailing the 420.

3. Tune Your Boat: A properly tuned boat will perform better and be easier to sail. Make sure to check your rigging and sails for proper tension and trim.

4. Take Advantage of the Trapezoid: A 420 sailboat has a unique trapezoid-shaped sail, which gives it great performance in a wide range of wind conditions. Be sure to take advantage of this feature when youre sailing.

5. Balance the Boat: One of the main goals of sailing a 420 sailboat is to keep the boat balanced. Practice sailing with your weight evenly distributed across the boat, and move your weight to the windward side when tacking or gybing.

6. Use the Wind: A 420 sailboat is designed to take advantage of the wind, so be sure to use it to your advantage when sailing. Look for shifts in the wind and use them to your advantage when racing or just out for a leisurely sail.

7. Have Fun: Above all, dont forget to have fun! Sailing a 420 sailboat is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with friends. So, dont forget to enjoy it!

Final Thoughts

The 420 sailboat is an excellent choice for both recreational and competitive sailing.

With its lightweight and agile design, it is perfect for sailing in a variety of conditions.

It is also popular with college sailing programs, making it an ideal boat for aspiring sailors.

If you’re looking for a great boat for your sailing adventures, a 420 sailboat is a perfect choice.

So go ahead and explore the world of sailing with a 420 sailboat today!

James Frami

At the age of 15, he and four other friends from his neighborhood constructed their first boat. He has been sailing for almost 30 years and has a wealth of knowledge that he wants to share with others.

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The C420 enables young sailors to learn teamwork, trapeze and spinnaker techniques that simply can't be learned in single-handed boats. Safe for beginning sailors and quick enough to keep collegiate All-Americans interested, sailors graduating from the Optimist class will find the C420 to be manageable and a lot of fun.

Progressive sailing associations are developing team racing and fleet racing events around their double-handed trainers. These new sailing challenges are keeping young sailors excited while building participation in junior programs.

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2015 Zim Club 420 EXCELLENT CONDITION Ready to campaign at the top of the class, at a great price – $7,300 Sailed competitively for four seasons on the national and international circuit around North America. Stored indoors for the winter, except for trips south. Well maintained and race ready! Details :  – Padded Dynamic Dolly – Trailer with mast cradle – Top cover, bottom cover, mast cover, and rudder cover – Upgraded Selden boom and tapered spin pole (and extra spin pole) – Two sets of race sails: one set is one season old, the other is brand new – Two race spinnakers: one is one season old, the other used once – Two sets of practice sails and two practice spinnakers – Upgraded systems: jib cunningham , bungee centerboard uphaul , new hiking straps, tapered spin sheets, padded grip tape for trapping, trap handle, gross and fine toggle, reinforced pintels – All rigging and sheets (spare spinnaker sheets) – Original rudder and tiller with upgraded carbon fiber tiller extension and spare tiller extension Contact Shoreline Sailboats Use the contact form below to inquire about this boat: Name (required) Email (required) Message Submit

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Zim Pro C420 Auto Ratchet Spin Blocks Rooster Pro Hiking Straps Jib Fairleads Trim Indicators Cunningham/Topping lift Swap Pro Vang

Spinnaker pole

Pro Line Package Tapered Jib / Spin Sheets Rooster Polilite Mainsheet

Tiller + Carbon Fiber Extension

The charter does not include sails, but we do offer a 15% discount on new sails to our charter customers. Email [email protected] with questions and to order your sails!

Pricing includes local taxes. Add to your cart to reserve your charter!

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Wanted Vanguard Club 420. I know this is a small boat for this site but I need some help to find a good source for a used one. Can anyone turn me on to a web site or club organization where there might be a few for sale. Thanks  

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Lots of Club 420s are used by college and high school sailing teams. They are often eager to upgrade their fleets, selling their old boats. Sometimes they can be pretty beat, but the price can be right. Look up colleges near you with sailing teams.  

Colleges don''t use Club 420''s. That is, the 420''s they use don''t have a trap or spinnaker. They make a conversion kit you can buy though. Also, in my experiences most colleges use the boats until they''re used up. Try www.teamvanguard.com and go to the C-420 section, it''ll have a listing for used boats. If you need parts for it try www.battenpocket.com, I''ve found their prices to be the lowest(you''ll have to e-mail to get the prices).....good luck  

i have one for sale with trailer for 2800 all rigging included with spinnaker trap and harnness  

Used 420 Is your 420 still available? What is your location and the boat's/sail's condition?  

Is your 420 still available? What year is it? condition? Where are you located?  

420 parts wanted or old boat Looking for 420 parts or parts boat. Mostly need hardware, rigging, sails, dolly and possibly trailer.  

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