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My Apknite company is starting a team/club that plans on racing 420’s. I used to sail as a child on 420’s and even then I was heavy with another person. I weight around 285.  

Enjoy your life and don’t worry about it. Sail trim and tactics win races. Yes, weight is technically a factor, but it’s dominantly an excuse.  

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With no disrespect intended, the answer is,that you are too heavy to competitively race a 420. The ideal crew weight for a 420 is 240 to 300 lbs. That is the combined weight of the skipper and crew. At 285 lbs you alone are near the absolute upper limit of the ideal combined crew . Ideally the individual crew weight falls in a range of 50-60% of the total combined crew weight in order to have the boat sit in it's proper trim and with optimum weight distribution. There are some mix of four ways to look at your options here, 1) decide that it's not all that important to win since sailing is fun whether or not you win, 2) evaluate the competition and conclude that they have their own issues that might level the field, 3) go into training and perhaps target a weight loss in the 30-50 lb range.or 4) 420's are small boats for an adult crew. since 420s are pretty weight intolerant. So you might want to approach the company to see if there is an option to race some other class of boat that is more weight tolerant. Regarding option #3, the reality is that ever increasingly those of us who try to race competitively routinely work out to maintain the required strength, weight, agility, and balance. I have raced on a boat where the three person crew needed to drop 40 lbs for a high level regatta. Over 5 weeks each of us diligently dieted and worked out and we got to our target weight. It was not easy. Jeff  

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Minnewaska said: The average weight of an American adult male is 195 lbs. Sure, we have a heavy nation, but you have to get into the Asian countries before two average adults are the ideal weight profile of a 420. They are designed for kids and those who were malnourished during their growth years. No doubt, they aren't the best choice for an adult company sailing club. I highly doubt there will be many adult crews, who average 160 lbs each. Still, if that's what they've got, enjoy your life and go for it. I doubt many crews will be inside the ideal crew specs. Click to expand...

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FEELSLIKEHOME said: My Apknite company is starting a team/club that plans on racing 420's. I used to sail as a child on 420's and even then I was heavy with another person. I weight around 285. Click to expand...

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I think your overall body size combined with your agility/athleticism are more important, than strictly your weight, in terms of whether you can go out and have fun on a 420. I sailed 420s as a teenager with a cousin who competitively raced. Tons and tons of fun, but you need to be quick and nimble on these boats. The fact that they're designed to be sailed with a trapeze should tell you something. By all means, go for it and see how it goes. I'm sure you can sail, but sailing comfortably or proficiently may be more difficult for a bigger guy.  

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I would say it depends on the sailing skills of your competitors. If you are experienced and they are not, the weight handicap would be likely offset by a skill differential. I tried to get on my college racing team but did not have the experience and needed a 100 lb captain to make up for my size at 170 lbs. Can you influence the boat decision? You are better built for a keel boat. I am thinking grinder not on the bow.  

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If you order a pizza..yum good..order it without crust. No, nada, zippo bread for 2 years. Sentence yourself Even if inactive you will dump theweight by ditching the carbs. Look into it  

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Hmmmm...not sure the OP was looking for weight loss tips.... I am guessing it is going to be very casual beercan racing, so I don't think the weight is a big deal. It may prove to be an advantage when the wind pipes up as you will be able to keep the boat flatter. The biggest problem with being a big guy on a small dinghy is the agility. Getting across cleanly through gybes and tacks is much harder to do, and may have you going for the occasional swim! Just get out there and give it a shot. Maybe you can find a 100lb waif to crew with you! Sent from my SM-G960W using Tapatalk  

SchockT said: Hmmmm...not sure the OP was looking for weight loss tips.... Click to expand...

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Race with a dog, to get under the total weight. Done.  

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I try not to give unsolicited diet or medical advice. Mr. Feelslikehome knows he's large, that's why he asked the question. He could be 6' 10" and quite trim. Or he could be overweight but have other medical issues that prevent him from exercising/skipping crusts/using healing crystals. Or maybe he doesn't give a damn. All that said.... Damn, 285lbs in a 420! That's a big boy in a little boat, kinda like the old Chris Farley bit. I would say go for it. What's the worst that could happen? You lose? You capsize and get wet? Nothing wrong with either of those things. If it's about fun, go out and have fun.  

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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.

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Twenty years, the Club 420 was developed in response to the growing need for a more durable, high-performance, double-handed racing dinghy that could stand up to the rigors of club and collegiate programs. Ideal for crews ranging in size from 220-300 lbs., the Club 420 is manageable for sailors coming out of the Optimist class and enables young sailors to learn teamwork, trapeze and spinnaker techniques. The Club 420 is simple and safe for beginning sailors and yet challenging enough for collegiate champions. The Club 420 offers more learning opportunities than any other double-handed boat you can find. The Club 420 Class Association promotes events on the local, regional, and national levels in North America. The Zim C420 has quickly become the Club 420 of choice for yacht clubs, community sailing programs, and individuals. One-design sailors want the strongest, lightest, most durable boats and rigging available. We’ve met this demand with proven boat construction techniques and a race rigging package that ensure performance, strength, and durability. This durability has led to many happy repeat customers. The Zim 420 Pro racing boat continues to prove itself on the course with victories at local, regional, National, and North American Championship regattas C420 Construction • Toughened resin and plexus bond for superior strength and durability • Colored gelcoat racing stripes on aft end of cockpit or traditional grey deck • Matching smoke gray rudder blade and centerboard • All through-deck mounted hardware is supported by tapped aluminum backing plates • Shroud chain plate is a forged eye strap supported with an aluminum back-up bar under the rail Hardware • Harken Carbo cleats and blocks • Roller pins on shrouds instead of guy hooks • Mylar centerboard gaskets • Low drag bailer with replaceable parts • Round traveler bar Sails & Rigging • North Sails class approved mainsail, jib, and spinnaker • Custom Spinnaker colors available • Zim Race Rigging • Dyneema main halyard for max hoist and low stretch • Spliced single adjustment mainsheet bridle • 16:1 Dyneema vang • FSE Robline line package • 2:1 rudder downhaul • Pulley trapeze rings; handle and ring are both adjustable for gross and fine tuning • Tapered aluminum spinnaker pole • Dwyer aluminum mast and boom

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The effort to modernize the C420, the workhorse of college sailing, has been years in the making, with the ultimate goal being a boat that’s lighter, stronger, and faster. LaserPerformance’s Z420, built to these attributes, will be at 12 colleges by year’s end, and sailors and coaches that have tested the prototype and final model conclude the boat is more responsive. As a result, experienced college sailors, and transitioning high school sailors, will be making adjustments to proven techniques and habits.

“Sailors are finding their tacks are faster,” says Adam Werblow, LaserPerformance’s director of institutional sales. “Their weight is farther forward, and the boat is more responsive to sail trim and weight adjustments.”

The hull shape of the Z420 is exactly the same as the C420, but it’s a significantly lighter and more durable boat because of Soric core material, buoyancy tanks in the bow, and a structural spine that runs nearly the length of the hull. Because of its lighter weight, the Z420 accelerates faster out of basic boathandling maneuvers and can plane more easily in the right conditions. “There is more precision where boathandling is concerned,” says Dartmouth co-head coach, Justin Assad. “The C420 handled like a Mack truck. These boats are snappier.”

Zach Leonard, Yale University’s head coach, points out that weight placement shifts forward because the boat floats higher in the water: “Since the bow is lighter, it allows the crew to sit farther forward and keep the knuckle in the water.”

The lighter weight of the Z420 also allows sailors to use a “low mode” when sailing upwind to induce planing. Shifting into this low mode simply requires a slight ease of the jib sheet and a hard hike to the flatten boat. This mode is effective in shifty or especially breezy conditions, and can provide an extra boost of acceleration in a good lane off the starting line.

The counter to this low mode, however, is a surprisingly higher sheeting angle. The jib leads are positioned farther inboard than a C420, which makes for a flatter jib and the ability to point much higher. “We found in light breeze, they will point exactly the same as an FJ,” says Werblow.

At the 2013 Mrs. Hurst Bowl, where the boats were first used in competition, Assad noticed that sailors were pointing too high, however, and says sailors more familiar with the C420 will have to “recalibrate their feel to what they were doing before college sailing.” And for those who’ve only ever sailed in college and high school, this will mean an even bigger adjustment.

Across the board, teams are using less weather sheet than a C420, but there’s still a learning process here. While practicing straight-line boatspeed, Assad says his team is experimenting with the amount of windward sheet the crews are using. New sail designs are also being tested to compensate for the change in jib lead placement.

While competitors are not allowed to individually set mast-rake adjustment, Sta-Master turnbuckles still offer the opportunity for sailors to better understand mast rake. “It will provide a little more of a dynamic game,” says Leonard. “The potential is now there for the sailors to learn a lot more from sailing these high-performance boats.”

At the Mrs. Hurst Bowl, Assad experimented with rake. “The boats sailed better,” he says. “Rake adjustment seems to be the best depowering control.”

Werblow reports that all colleges that have ordered Z420s will have Sta-Masters. “It brings in the fun parts of Lark sailing, and fits the bill in a much more realistic sense,” he says. “It’s a bit of a hassle to change everything [for competition], but the Sta-Masters will make rake adjustment a more viable option as far as powering and depowering are concerned.”

Another area of development involves the vang, which can be kept forward on the mast for the crew or led aft to the traveler bar for the skipper. St. Mary’s sailor John Wallace says, “As a skipper, I like having control of the vang both upwind and downwind … similar to a Laser vang control mindset.”

There will be much to learn and discover as sailors spend more time with the boat, but these experiences will be valuable for sailors after they graduate, too, says Leonard. “We realized [the C420s] are training sailors for keelboat sailing,” he says. “The Z420 should better prepare sailors for the world of high-performance boats.”

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Colleges can keep the vang forward on the mast for the crew to adjust or lead it aft to the traveler bar.

A forward bulkhead makes for a safer boat, as water can no longer rush into the bow and cause the boat to submarine.

Jib leads are placed farther inboard than on a C420. As a result, teams are using less windward sheet and finding that they can point higher with the flatter jib.

The angular geometry of the Z420 hull should eliminate the possibility of pressure cracks on the hull. Areas prone to impact pressure are infused with foam for strength.

The Z420 is lighter and stronger than the C420 because of Soric core material and an infused molding process. The hull shape is the same as the C420, but the Z420 is made up of only three molded components (hull, deck, and mast partners) to the C420’s six.

This article first appeared in the May/June 2014 issue of Sailing World.

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The 420 offers great development for sailors in the two-person disciplines – most of the World's top sailors sailed in this class and easily moved on to succeed in other classes, and enjoy Olympic and big boat careers

To learn your trade as a helm or crew it is best to do this in the 420, especially with the coaching structure and events available around the world. Some young sailors may never be big enough to sail a Laser Radial or other one-person international classes, or may take a longer time to grow, so getting into the two-person classes via the 420 makes sense to develop your skills and keep future options open.

Unlike Optimists, most boats you will sail in the future will have downwind sails. The 420 is an ideal platform for learning about tuning a boat and the consequences of tuning, teaching in a relatively simple way the trimming of sail combinations (i.e. main, jib, spinnaker together) like no other boat can. This is great for all your future sailing, not just two-person sailing.

The 420 is a stable boat to sail which planes upwind easily, the trend in modern yachting. It will teach you how to sail in an environment of partnership with your crewmate, adding another significant element to your development as a sailor (and as a person).

The 420 is a global class with great opportunities available to develop your sailing and compete at the highest level, making many friends from around the world along the way.

Now some people unfamiliar with two-person sailing may challenge your step into the 420 with some of these most frequently heard questions:

  • “It’s a hassle to co-ordinate with another sailor” …only true if you have picked the wrong sailor to partner with. A committed sailor with a supportive family in fact make it easier as there are two of you offering support to move boats, move sailors, chaperone trips, etc.
  • “It’s expensive” …sailing is an expensive sport, but you already know that. A good, top competitive, second hand 420 is relatively inexpensive, usually with lots of sails and gear. In fact, splitting the costs between two sailors makes 420 sailing quite similar in expense to a committed one-person campaign.
  • “It makes it hard to go back to one-person sailing ” …completely untrue!!! Gaining experience in the 420 increases your sailing ability and means it is easy to switch across classes, whether you are a skipper or a crew. Top 420 sailors have jumped back into one-person boats and have generally been very successful as their sailing careers have developed.

Now you know the 420 will give you a unique experience during your youth sailing years. Don't hesitate and join the #420sailingfun now!

Source: www.420sailing.org.nz

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  1. Introduction to the 420

    Sailing Boat Weight: 100 kg: Number of Trapeze: Single: Bare Hull Weight: 80 kg : ... 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. ...

  2. 420 (dinghy)

    The International 420 Dinghy is a sailing dinghy popular for racing and teaching. The hull is fiberglass with internal buoyancy tanks. The 420 has a bermuda rig, spinnaker and trapeze.It has a large sail-area-to-weight ratio, and is designed to plane easily. The 420 is an International class recognised by World Sailing.The name refers to the boat's length of 420 centimetres (4.2 m; 13 ft 9 in).

  3. Question: Am I too heavy for my company race team?

    With no disrespect intended, the answer is,that you are too heavy to competitively race a 420. The ideal crew weight for a 420 is 240 to 300 lbs. That is the combined weight of the skipper and crew. At 285 lbs you alone are near the absolute upper limit of the ideal combined crew . Ideally the individual crew weight falls in a range of 50-60% ...

  4. 420

    One of the most successful sailing dinghies ever. (Only the SUNFISH or LASER can be considered in the same league.) Originally designed and built by Lanaverre of France. (They built 32,000 according to one source.) Licenses were later granted to other builders around the world. In 1996, the International Class agreed to amend the deck […]

  5. PDF 420 Racing Guide

    Like upwind, the 420 should be sailed flat. Crew moves side to side to keep the boat flat. The weight should be low and forward while in displacement mode and gradually move aft as the wind increases to promote planing. In extreme conditions, one crew may move behind the skipper. In light air, sail a hot angle to keep the boat moving at all times.

  6. PDF INTERNATIONAL 420 CLASS RULES

    2017 International 420 Class Rules V2 6 Section B - BOAT ELIGIBILITY For a boat to be eligible to race, the rules in this section shall be complied with. B.1 CERTIFICATE No crew shall take part in class races unless the boat has a valid measurement certificate, in English or with English subtitles, including corrector weight details. B.2 CERTIFICATION MARKS

  7. PDF Club 420 Class Rules

    the boat with a line or wire lanyard. Section C Conditions for Racing Crew C.3.0 No boat is permitted to sail in any Class Association event unless all crew are current members of the Club 420 Class Association. C.3.1 No sailor shall be above the age of 22 in the calendar year of the Club 420 Class Association regatta they wish to compete.

  8. PDF Training Resources

    Sailing Federation to support the "ISAF Youth Worlds Emerging Nations Programme". Training Resources. MANY 470, 49ER, 49ERFX AND NACRA17 OLYMPIANS AND OLYMPIC CAMPAIGNERS WERE 420 SAILORS. www. 420.sailing.org. International 420 Class Association. TWO-PERSON DINGHY THE 420 IS THE WORLD'S TOP YOUTH ly - 420 Sailors Have Fun!.

  9. 420

    420 is a 13′ 9″ / 4.2 m monohull sailboat designed by Christian Maury and built by Rondar Raceboats, Fountaine Pajot, Snapir Sailing Craft Ltd., MacKay Boats Ltd., Lanaverre, Johnson Boat Works, Far East Boat Co., Whitecap Composites, Xtreme Sailing Products, and Nautivela starting in 1959. ... A measure of the weight of the boat relative ...

  10. c420 crew and skipper weights : r/sailing

    I hate 420's for that reason, it's too small for like half of college sailors. From what I've learned and I think most people who race will say that the optimal weight in average conditions for the combined crew and skipper is between 270-290 pounds for 420's. There are a few things to consider with this though.

  11. Zim Club 420 Sailboat

    A feature rich Club 420 for yacht clubs and institutional racing programs that want a larger fiberglass boat than the FJ. The Zim Club 420 is for one-design sailors who want the strongest, lightest 420 with the best rigging available. ... Hull Weight - 230 lbs; Resources. Shop 420 Parts; 420 Parts Locator; 420 Rigging Guide;

  12. Club 420

    Club 420. The C420 is one of the more actively sailed junior boats in the area. The boat is used in summer, high school, and collegiate sailing. It features a mainsail, jib, and spinnaker. As a junior sailing boat it is designed for two people to sail together, and generally the minimum crew weight is 220 lbs combined and a maximum of 320 lbs.

  13. 420 Class: Club, Collegiate = Win, Win

    420 Class: Club Versus Collegiate By Airwaves writer Tyler Colvin As one of the most highly utilized youth training boats in North America, the 420 was designed in the mid 20 th century as a stepping stone for the Olympic 470 class (www.usi420.org). Since its introduction into the youth sailing community, two popular variations on the design have risen to the forefront of modern junior sailing.

  14. PDF International 420 Class Rules

    2013 International 420 Class Rules 3 PART I - ADMINISTRATION Section A - GENERAL A.1 GENERAL INFORMATION A.1.1 The International 420 class rules are closed class rules. A.1.2 The 420 is a one-design class. The intention of these rules is to ensure that the boats are as alike as possible in all respects affecting performance, in order that crews may ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 420 Class Rules

    All boats wishing to race and compete shall comply with the International 420 Class Rules. The current International 420 Class Rules are published on the World Sailing website and you should always refer to the World Sailing website to ensure you have the latest version.. In 2006, the 420 Class published a "Clarification to the 2006 Class Rules" to highlight the changes of major concern for ...

  17. Zim Club 420 / C420

    The Club 420 offers more learning opportunities than any other double-handed boat you can find. The Club 420 Class Association promotes events on the local, regional, and national levels in North America. Qty: Add to Cart ... hull weight lb/kg: 230.00: 104.33: capacity : 1-2 people : skill level : beg-adv: race level : club-nat'l : optimal ...

  18. Z420: New Ride, New Style

    The lighter weight of the Z420 also allows sailors to use a "low mode" when sailing upwind to induce planing. Shifting into this low mode simply requires a slight ease of the jib sheet and a ...

  19. World Sailing

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  20. International 420 Basic Rigging Guide

    This manual contains a pictorial anatomy of the International 420 dinghy, and explains how the boat can be rigged. It is based primarily on my own dinghy and it's particular fit out. Individual boats will differ slightly in a number of areas, where there is scope for rigging variation within the class rules. The author makes no claim that the ...

  21. Zim C420 Sailboats

    Zim Sailing's Club 420 has quickly become the go-to C420, regardless of whether you're winning the Triple Crown circuit or just teaching learn-to-sail at the local sailing club. One-design sailors want the strongest, lightest, most durable boats and rigging available. We've met this demand with proven boat construction techniques and a ...

  22. Why to Sail a 420

    The 420 is a stable boat to sail which planes upwind easily, the trend in modern yachting. It will teach you how to sail in an environment of partnership with your crewmate, adding another significant element to your development as a sailor (and as a person). The 420 is a global class with great opportunities available to develop your sailing ...

  23. Zim Club 420 Sailboat

    Zim Sailing's Club 420 has quickly become the Club 420 of choice for yacht clubs, community sailing programs, and individuals. One-design sailors want the strongest, lightest, most durable boats and rigging available. Weve met this demand with proven boat. ... Hull Weight: 230 lbs;