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Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:43 pm

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Israel Post issued a single stamp in June 2010 to commemorate the 2010 World Championships for the 420 class yachts that takes place in Haifa from 22 till 31 July 2010.

The 420 class is an established worldwide performance two person trapeze racing dinghy.
Dim. 4.2 x 1.63 m
Sail area; main 10.25 m², jib 2.8 m², spinnaker 9 m².
Bare hull weight 80 kg.

More info on the class is given by Wikipedia
The International 420 Class Dinghy is a monohull planing dinghy with centreboard, bermuda rig and centre sheeting. It is designed for a crew of two. The name describes the overall length of the boat in centimeters (the boat is exactly 4.2 meters long).
The International 420 was designed by Christian Maury , after a specification drawn by Aristide Lehoerrff and Pierre Latxague , chief sailing instructors of the Socoa sailing school SW France near St Jean de Luz. It was built at first by french industrialist Lucien Lanaverre, a former cooper for the Bordeaux wine industry, who had converted to the then new industry of GRP polyester the 1960s as an inexpensive general purpose two sail, transom sheeted, non-trapeze dinghy, with modest easily handled sail plan. The class developed rapidly in France, being adopted nationally as a youth trainer for the larger Olympic class International 470 which was also designed by Cornu. By the late 1960s the class was adopted by a few UK university sailing clubs for training and team racing.
A License for building boats was acquired by the Harken Brothers (Vanguard Boats) in the US and the 420 started a brilliant career there, specially as a college racer. The class organisers adopted a policy of "prudent evolution" so as to allow development without making existing dinghies obsolete. The hull's seaworthiness and stability at speed proved to be better than most of its contemporaries, and this together with its modest sail area make it fun to sail in heavy weather and thus an excellent youth trainer, qualities that led to its adoption for that role by the RYA in the mid 1970's.
With its trapeze and spinnaker it provides the capability for advanced sailing techniques for international standard sailors, while still remaining affordable and accessible to beginners. The International 420 maintains a large multinational class association. The combination of effective class management, the boat's inherent sailing qualities, and prudent evolution have contributed to the class's continuing success.
A modified version known as the "Club 420" uses a stronger but heavier version hull of the International 420. The Club 420 also is rigged with a non-tapered mast for increased durability and lower cost at the expense of added weight. The Club 420 is popular in North America, largely replacing the International 420 class. The Club 420 has grown since the laser 2 class has begun to decline since the introduction of the 29er. Small fleets of Club420s each are sailed extensively by high schools and college sailing teams participating in the Interscholastic Sailing Association and the Intercollegiate Sailing Association respectively.
A third variant called the "Collegiate 420" shares the same hull as the Club 420, however the additional rigging for both the trapeze and spinnaker are absent. The Collegiate 420 was conceived as a basic training dingy for teaching basic sailing skills where the added performance and complexity of the trapeze and spinnaker are not required. The Collegiate can be upgraded to a Club 420 or vice versa where required.
The International 420 was replaced by the 29er as the ISAF Youth Worlds two person dinghy for boys and girls for the 2007 championships in Canada
For the 2009 ISAF World Championships, The international 420 was raced, and is expected to be raced in the next 3-5 years at that event.

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Re: 420 class yacht

Postby john sefton » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:38 pm

The site of the International 420 Class World Sailing Championship, Haifa 2010 is located in Haifa Bay, Israel’s only natural bay, which has no currents and boasts marine conditions and global wind forces that are ideal for sailing year-round.
In July the winds are westerly at 8-15 knots and the average temperature is 30C, with water temperatures of approximately 25C. The average relative humidity is 65%
This is not the first time that international sailing championships have been held in Haifa. Haifa hosted the International 420 class World sailing Championship in 1988; the International Mistral Class Sailing Championship in 1989; “International Sailing Week” for all sailing classes in 1990; and the International Mistral Class Sailing Championship in 1996.
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Re: 420 class yacht

Postby Arturo » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:32 pm

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420 Class Yacht

Israel 1970, S.G.?, Scott: 419.

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