The Club 420 is a simpler, more affordable version of the International 420.
Young sailors graduating out of the Optimist Class, eager to try out a two-man dinghy, may not be prepared at the outset to invest in an expensive racing boat.
The Club 420 is an ideal choice, allowing the sailor to first get the feel of racing with another person and learn the techniques of spinnaker and trapeze. This is also a sensible option for light weight sailors who lack the build to compete in a single handed class like the Laser.
The boat is similar to the International 420 but built slightly stronger and heavier, making it the boat of choice as a training hull for clubs and beginners. The Club 420 was designed by Vangard twenty years ago. Its stable, forgiving hull is toughened with reinforced fiberglass more able to withstand the demands of club sailing. The Club 420 has an untapered mast with simpler fittings which is easier to maintain than the racing mast.
The world over, a number of educational institutes and colleges promote sailing as a part of their curriculum, using the Club 420. In addition to learning to sail, the 420 inculcates team work which brings out the best performance in varying conditions. These boats are also used in corporate HR training programmes.
XS Marines offers the Club 420 hull with locally extruded spars as a viable alternative to the young sailor and to training schools for promoting the sport.
Main & Jib: 110 Square Feet
Spinnaker: 95 Square Feet
Hull Weight: 230 Pounds