2016 Triple Crown Series

The Board of Directors of the Club 420 Association is proud to announce the 2016 Triple Crown series. After three successful years of record participation, the series has been expanded to be more inclusive with more qualifying regattas added throughout the country to give members a chance of competing for the coveted Triple Crown.

Competitors will earn points in the series based on their placement in each qualifying regatta. Only the top 3 regatta scores for each boat will count toward the Triple Crown standings. In the 2016 Series there is a new requirement to register your boat, this will help us track the results and keep them accurate. The registration is free and in order to be eligible you must register before the start of the 2016 North Americans.

2016 Qualifying Regattas:

  • All c420 Regional Regattas (if 15 or more boats are registered).
    • NorCal, Redwood City, CA June 17-19
    • Long Island, Shelter Island YC, NY June 17-19
    • New England, Pleon YC, MA June 24-26
    • Chesapeake, SSA, MD July 10-12
  • US Nationals at Falmouth YC, MA
  • North American Championships at Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, CA
  • Buzzards Bay C420 Championship (BBR) Regatta, New Bedford, MA
  • Canadian c420 National Championship, St. Margret’s Bay, Nova Scotia


1st, 2nd, 3rd Place boats in the Series


  1. Organizing Authority – the Organizing Authority of the Triple Crown series is the Club 420 Association, Inc.
  2. Eligibility - Each entrant must be a current member of the Club 420 Association; this includes both skipper and crew. Each skipper/crew combination must stay the same through each event of the series to have that event count towards their total score. Each boat intending to compete for the series must register at for the series. In order to be counted all boats intending to compete for the series must be registered by the first warning of the 2016 North Americans.
  3. Ties - In the event of a tie, the results of the 2016 North Americans will serve as the tiebreaker. If one or both tied contestants does not sail the North Americans Regatta, the finish of the last regatta both contestants sailed will break the tie.
  4. Scoring - Points earned from placement at each of the qualifying regattas will determine the Triple Crown. Only the top three (3) regatta scores will count (all other regattas will be dropped). The scoring system is a low point scoring system using the boat’s place multiplied by the factor in The Club 420 Association Page 2 Paragraph 9 as the score. If a team, skipper and/or crew do not sail in a regatta, the score is a Last place plus ten (10) places for the contestant for that regatta.
  5. Qualifying Regattas - The qualifying regattas for the 2016 season are as follows:
    1. Any c420 regional regatta with 15 or more boats registered.
    2. US Nationals at Falmouth YC, MA
    3. North American Championships at Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, CA
    4. Buzzards Bay c420 Championship (BBR) at New Bedford Community Boating, MA
    5. Canadian c420 Nationals at St. Margaret’s Bay Sailing Club, Nova Scotia
  6. In the event of no regatta – Then no scores will be counted for that regatta.
  7. Missing an event - If a team, skipper and/or crew do not sail in a regatta, the score is a Last place plus ten (10) places for the contestant for that regatta.
  8. Awards - The winners for Triple Crown awards will be determined by the total of the points allocated. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. The award ceremony will be at the conclusion of the 2016 North Americans.
  9. Points - Point allocation per event
    Regional Regattas (must have 15+ boats registered) 3x the place at the regatta
    Buzzards Bay Championship (BBR)- 2.5x the place at the regatta
    Nationals (US and Canadian) - 2x the place at the regattas
    North Americans- 1x the place at the regatta
  10. Participants, by participating, agree that the Club 420 Association, subsidiaries, affiliates, joint ventures, subcontractors, agents, attorneys, insurers, fiduciaries, sponsors, subrogates, all their respective past, present and future officers, directors, employees, members, and all their respective heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, predecessors, successors, transferees and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by participants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in this Series.
  11. Winners, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission to the Organizing Authority and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet and world wide web, in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.
  12. GOVERNING LAW/DISPUTES: By entering the Contest, participants agree that (i) any and all disputes shall be governed by the laws of the State of Rhode Island, USA to the extent permitted by law, and (ii) any dispute with respect to the Triple Crown shall be the subject of arbitration before the American Arbitration Association in Providence, RI. USA and agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such Arbitration.