Category Archives: General

New Design 420 Bow Pads Available

Hamish Hey has been working away on the bow pad idea and now has moulds to use a pourable urethane foam. It lowers the cost of manufacture significantly, so they are now $200 incl GST each. 420 Bow Protector for Teams Racing Flyer The current inside profile mould fits the Extreme hull which are the majority of  the current fleet, […]

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2017 420 World Championships (Fleet Racing)

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The 2017 420 Open Worlds are to be held in Freemantle from 26 December 2017 to 3 January 2018. The 420 World Championship will be preceded by the 2017 420 Australian National Championship, Test Event, from 20 – 23 December 2017. http://2017worlds.420sailing.org for more info. The 2017 NZ OW Team selection trials (per the selection policy document) are as follows: NZ 420 […]

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Wanaka Training Camp

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Otago Girls’ High School recently had a team sailing training weekend at Lake Wanaka with the sailors from Mt Aspiring College. For the Wanaka sailors it was great making new friends and introducing them to sailing in the 420. The Lake Wanaka club instructor coached on Saturday, but unfortunately strong gale force winds saw sailing canned in the afternoon. It was […]

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Taupo Training Camp

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We have managed to complete our training clinic.  By all accounts, everyone found something to enjoy!  Our first day was too windy so Hamish concentrated on classroom training (I’m sure all the sailors were thrilled to be back in a class room during the school holidays!).  The second day produced slightly lighter airs, but not by much and those that […]

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One Day Team Sailing Umpires’ Course

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A one-day team sailing umpires’ seminar is being held at Sandspit Yacht Club, Sandspit, Warkworth, on Sunday 25th September, immediately prior to the 2016 Pacific Rim Inter-Schools Team Sailing Championships (Interdoms). This seminar was originally organised for a number of young people from the regions, to act as junior umpires at the event, to try and bring them up to […]

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