Design Year: 1960
The 420 offers performance, strength and a higher degree of safety than many other classes. The size and "easy to sail" characteristics of the International 420 make it ideally suited for both competitive and recreational sailing by all members of the family, whether young or old.
With international status granted by ISAF, the 420 has grown rapidly throughout the world and is now recognized as the premier youth training dinghy. The 420 is the natural choice for National and World Youth Championships. Over 48,000 boats have been built since its introduction proving beyond a doubt that this is a popular, safe craft that will hold its value. The ISAF tightly control both design and construction ensuring the highest level of uniformity.