Welcome to the US I-420 Class Association

Dedicated to the support, development and growth of International 420 Class and its Sailor Members in the United States and throughout North America.

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).

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Regatta Gear and Equipment

This is a suggested list of some of the most important items that each team should consider bringing when attending international events. Each team needs to be fully self-sufficient to manage its own rigging, tuning, repairs and potential equipment failures at all times.

Important Items: This is a suggested list of some of the most important items that each team should consider bringing when attending international events. Each team needs to be fully self-sufficient to manage its own rigging, tuning, repairs and potential equipment failures at all times.
Add or subtract from this list as you see fit – this is just a guideline
 
 
YOU CANNOT ALWAYS COUNT ON FINDING THINGS EASILY WHEN YOU TRAVEL

Rigging:

  • (2) Jib wires for your sails (get from rigger or sail-maker) (NOT OPTIONAL)
  • Spectra (or wax stitching line) to tie your jib to the wire & other uses
  • (2) Traveler bridles (check the I-420 spec webpage for latest news on these)
  • (2) chain plate/tension adjuster set pins w/spin-sheet guide (possibly at venue)
  • Electrical tape
  • Rigging tape
  • Extra spin halyard
  • Extra main sheet
  • Extra line – small gauge for a variety of uses
  • Extra sail battens
  • Variety of small shackles / clevis pins / ring-dings / etc.

Tools:

  • Loose Gauge (rig tuning gauge) – not an old one, they wear out and don’t read properly
  • 50 Meter, soft measuring tape (yes metric) & 12-15 meter small hard metric measuring tape
  • Vice-grips (small & large)
  • Pliers (needle nose, regular & adjustable)
  • Screwdrivers (assortment)
  • Small & Medium “Crescent” wrenches
  • Swedging tool and swedges (variety)
  • Pop-rivet gun & rivets (variety)
  • Wire cutters
  • Small hammer
  • Awl
  • Permanent markers (small tip & large tip)
  • Small, portable electric drill kit w/international charging adapters & drill bits
  • Small hacksaw w/blades (or just blades)
  • Small line burner (do not try to bring extra fuel)

Misc:

  • Duct Tape (no kidding)
  • 1 Kilo (2 lbs) of sheet lead (to bring your new hull to correct weight at measurement)
    Tell-tails
  • Spin repair tape
  • Sail repair tape
  • Small tube of 5200 (pack in zip-lock bag – take air out)
  • Gallon size zip-lock bags

Link Network

  • International +

    420 Sailing
    International 420 Class Association

    ISAF
    International Sailing Federation

    470 Class
    International 470 Class Association

  • USA +

    US Sailing
    United States Sailing

    Cisa
    California International Sailing Association

    GCYSA
    Gulf Coast Youth Sailing Association

    LIMA
    LIMA Sailing Foundation

    LISOT
    LISOT Sailing Foundation

    NBSSA
    Newport-Balboa Sailing & Seamanship Association

  • General Information +

    Cleverpig
    Sailing News – Weather & Venue Reports – Event Information
  • Boats & Gear +

    Cleverpig
    KO Sailing
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