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Club 420

Club 420 Twenty years ago Vanguard developed the Club 420 in response to the growing need for a more durable, high-performance, double-handed racing dinghy that could stand up to the rigors of club and collegiate programs. Ideal for crews ranging in size from 220-310 lbs., the Club 420 is manageable for sailors coming out of the Optimist class and enables young sailors to learn teamwork, trapeze, and spinnaker techniques.

The stable, forgiving hull is built tough with reinforced fiberglass, high impact bumpers, and a simple, untapered rig. The Club 420 is simple and safe for beginning sailors and yet quick enough to keep collegiate All-Americans interested.

LOA: 13'9”
Beam: 5'5”
Draft: 3'2”
Main & Jib: 110 Square Feet
Spinnaker: 95 Square Feet
Hull Weight: 230 Pounds

Please call to arrange a pick up at our Annapolis store.

Club 420 Information

Club 420 Information

Double-handed boats like the Club 420 give youth sailors the chance to master valuable spinnaker, trapeze and teamwork skills that simply can't be learned in single-handed boats. Progressive sailing associations are developing team racing and fleet racing events around their double-handed trainers. These new sailing challenges are keeping young sailors excited and building participation in junior programs

Vanguard has sold more than 2000 Club 420s to training programs around the nation. More than 100 high schools and colleges maintain fleets as well. The Club 420 class Association publishes an informative newsletter, maintains class rules, and helps to promote events on the local, regional, and national levels. The racing and learning only improve as more clubs standardize to the Club 420, and participation grows at every level. Vanguard is dedicated to building the Club 420 class nationwide and we will work with you to help your school or your club build and maintain your fleet. Give us a call and put our knowledge and experience to work for you!

  • Built-in 3:1 jib halyard purchase to tension rig
  • 12:1 boom vang led aft to facilitate trimming
  • Harken blocks used throughout
  • All hardware through-bolted and backed with oversized stainless washers and locknuts
  • Wide, flat hull shape is very stable in all conditions
  • Hull and deck bonded together with Plexus, a super-tough Methacrylate adhesive
  • Molded fiberglass kick-up rudder
  • Rounded seat tanks provide comfort and plenty of bouyancy
  • Custom-designed heavy-duty rigging including oversized shroud adjusters and pins
  • Strong, proven spreader bracket
  • Standardized one design sails by North made with medium tempered 5 oz. cloth
  • Non-tapered one-piece mast with external halyards is virtually indestructible
  • Marlow line package
  • Unidirectional knitted fiberglass throughout hull and deck for ultimate durability
  • Reinforced bow
  • Reinforced mast step

APS Upgrades and Contact Information

APS Upgrades and Contact Information

FREE APS Race Upgrades
- Australian style sail numbers installed (these are individually precut sail numbers - not digital "8"s)
- Tell-tails installed on the sail (on leach and just aft of the luff)
- An extra stern plug - just in case!

If you have questions about purchasing a Club 420, please contact John Maloney:
Phone #: 800/729.9767, ext. 114

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