The Club 420 Association announced today that the Board of Directors has approved a new class legal spinnaker which will be legal for use in regattas after December 25, 2016. This spinnaker developed in conjunction with North Sails will be available from all 3 manufacturers of the Club 420 after October 1, 2016.
"We are excited to provide this new spinnaker to our sailors", John Vandemoer, class Executive Director. "This spinnaker has been two years in development with design by North’s advanced design team. However, it has been a very collaborative effort with North, the class and our three builders to build a new spinnaker that suits the needs of sailors and the normal courses they sail. this new spinnaker design should make the c420 easier to sail on the reach legs of our trapezoid courses, while still being competitive on a run. Class approved spinnakers of the past design will still be legal."
The upgrade to the Club 420 sail plan was made carefully as not to render the old spinnaker obsolete.
The new spinnaker will be available for order immediately from our three builders Zim Sailing, Laser Performance and Sturgis Boat Works but will only become class legal for any regatta on December 26, the first day of the 2016 Orange Bowl Regatta.
About the Club 420 Association - The Club 420 Association was established in 1980 to promote, foster, encourage and sponsor one-design sailing for youth sailors. The Association annually sponsors a North American Championship, US and Canadian National Championships as well as regional and team racing championships across North America while promoting the class to all ability and experience levels of youth sailing.
About North Sails - North Sails, the largest division of North Technology Group, is the world leader in sailmaking technology. Founded in 1957 by Lowell North, the Group comprises three market leading marine brands, all focused on providing innovative and high performance products and solutions to the worlds sailors & yachtsmen.