Club 420

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Club 420
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Club 420 under sail
RoleYouth trainer, racing
Draft0.965 metres (3 ft 2.0 in)
Hull weight230 pounds (100 kg)
LOA4.20 metres (13 ft 9 in)
Beam1.63 metres (5 ft 4 in)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typeCenterboard
Rig typeBermuda
Mast length6.26 metres (20 ft 6 in)
Mainsail area7.45 square metres (80.2 sq ft)
Jib/genoa area2.8 square metres (30 sq ft)
Spinnaker area8.83 square metres (95.0 sq ft)
Upwind sail area10.25 square metres (110.3 sq ft)

The Club 420 is a derivative of the International 420 that is popular internationally.[1] The class is not recognized by World Sailing or the International 420 Class Association and cannot be used at I420 class events. It is a strongly enforced class boat which the basis for the Club 420 class which has hundreds of local events and championship events throughout North America. The boats are very similar in appearance, although the club 420 is slightly stronger, heavier and less refined. A key difference is the decreased flexibility of the mast in the Club 420. Originally created by the Harken Brothers (Vanguard Boats) in the US they acquired a license to build the International 420 however they ended up producing the Club 420. The Club 420 forms the base of many local, high school and collegiate programs in North America. Over 7,000 Club 420s are sailed in youth programs all over the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.


  1. "Boat Classes | Chester Yacht Club". Retrieved 2017-10-24.

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