19 September 2020

General Assembly

Dear 420 Class members,

Please note that our annual General Assembly will take place on Saturday 

14th November 2020 in Oberhofen (Lebkuchen Regatta)

Make sure to attend the general assembly as you may cast your vote, which will contribute to decisions effecting all the 420 sailors in Switzerland.

If you have an idea in mind for any changes regarding the association, please let us know well in advance so that we can plan a proposal for the assembly.

The agenda for the general assembly will be published 3 weeks before the event.

We encourage you to attend the general assembly, even if you can’t participate in the Lebkuchen Regatta!

2020 Class Training

On the weekend of the 15th/16th of August a group of 26 sailors gathered to take part in the 420 Class Training in Ägeri. Nikos Drougkas the international coach from RVZS lead the training together with Roman Thurnherr from the SSTR5. Additionally, there were a few top 420 sailors present to support and show some tricks. 

After a round of croissants and chocolate drinks, the sailors split into different groups and manoeuvres were trained step by step on land. Each group had an expert showing them the basics or little tips and tricks depending on the level. As soon as the wind picked up after lunch, the boats were launched. The rest of the day was spent sailing an up and down course to now practice the manoeuvres on the water. Also, the beginner teams had an experienced sailor on their boat to give them additional support. At the end of the day a group photo was taken with everyone wearing their new 420 class t-shirts. 

On the second day, the group was split into the more and less experienced 420 sailors. While the one group was getting their asses kicked by the crazy Greek, the others continued to work on their manoeuvres and some short races to round it off. We finished the day with ice-cream, happy faces and newly gained knowledge. 

07 September 2020

PM Thalwil | Lebkuchen-Regatta Oberhofen | Swiss Championship 2020 results

Dear Sailors,

Please inscribe yourselves for the upcoming regattas! We would hope to see many of you at the PM Thalwil or the Lebkuchen-Regatta Oberhofen

Also, you can find the results of the Swiss Championship here.

03 Juli 2020

2020 Open Class Training

We are proud to announce that the Swiss 420 Class Association will organize a 420 open training in collaboration with the RVZS (Regionalverband Zentralschweiz). The training will be free of charge and is ideal for sailors of any level. You can come with your 420, or try out the 420 at the Sihlsee. Please find the invitation and inscription here!

16 Juni 2020

Swiss Championship & CSP Thalwil

Dear sailors,
We are glad to announce that the International Swiss 420 Championship will take place 2020. In addition, just a few days later, there will be a CSP regatta in Thalwil. Please make sure to register yourselves for the 420 regattas!

Like always, if you have any doubts, questions or remarks feel free to contact us any time:

Kind regards,
The Swiss 420 Association

16 April 2020

World Championship cancelled

As of the 14. of April it is official that the international 420 Class has decided to cancel the World Championship. Both the World and the European Championship might be postponed to a later date in 2020, but currently nothing is certain.
Stay safe and healthy!

08 April 2020

European Championship cancelled

Unfortunately the Swiss 420 association has to inform you that the European Championship 2020 of the 420 and the 470 class will not take place in Gaeta at the 25th of July.

16 März 2020

Selection for EC / WC 2020 Suspended

The Swiss 420 association committee has decided to suspend any further selection processes.
All boats, that have inscribed for the selection for the European & World Championship 2020 will participate in the chosen regatta, disregarding the selection ranking. Switzerland has enough spaces at each championship, that every inscribed boat may participate anyways. This way no teams will be disadvantaged.

15 März 2020

14 März 2020

09 März 2020

CSP Lugano has been cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the lack of inscriptions, the CVLL decided to cancel the planned regatta this weekend (14. & 15. March). Please inscribe for the next CSP in Neuchâtel.

02 Februar 2020

Inscription for the 2020 Junior European Championship and World Championship selection process

We are happy to inform you that the inscription form for the selection process of 2020 is online.

Click here for the inscription form, including the informations about the selection of 2020

Deadline for the inscription: 01.03.2020

Your Swiss 420 Committee

16 Oktober 2019

PM Oberhofen (Lebkuchenregatta) 02.-03.11.2019

The registration for the PM Oberhofen is open. Click here to get all information about the regatta and here if you want to do the inscription.

20 September 2019

EUROSAF 420 Circuit 2019/2020

After the successful implementation of the EUROSAF 420 Circuit last year, the Notice of Series for the EUROSAF 420 Circuit 2019/2020 are published.  

Notice of Series for the EUROSAF 420 Circuit 2019/2020

13 August 2019

Junior European Championship 2019 - Vilagarcia de Arousa

The regatta:

 A total of 11 races were sailed in 6 days. Most of the races sailed were fair, the conditions varied a lot and sailors had to look around to gather as much information as possible.
The committee was eager to make every day their scheduled races and pushed it to the limit. For example the last qualifying race for the blue fleet started at 20:15! The course was well set up and most of the time the committee didn’t waste any second. As soon as the conditions allowed it, the committee tried their best to start a fair race. The last day the committee managed to start a race at 16:55, even though our last possible start was at 17:00. We can say that the committee did a great job.

The area :

We sailed in area B, situated in the red circle. There is an island located to the east of the sailing area, a river arriving in the see in the north-east of the area and many pontoons, where local Fishermans cultivate many mussels. These pontoons modify the current and disturb the wind. The area was very tricky. The 470s sailed closer to the harbor under area B, in area A. The 420s also sailed 2 races in area A - the last qualifying day and the last final day - as the wind wasn't strong and stable enough in area B. 

The conditions :

During the regatta we had wind from nearly every direction; North, North-East, South, South- West and for a short period of time West. The current varied a lot during the day. It depended mostly on the tide, if it was going in or out. The river played as well a big role in the current. If the current was coming from the south direction, it was possible to escape a little the current by going behind the pontoons on the left or to the shore on the far right. Waves were small but choppy - depending if the current was coming with or against the waves. The Swiss 420 Team managed to comprehend the racing thanks to the training week before the juniors and the few training days before the regatta.

The results

In the open 420 fleet, the first Swiss Alexandre and Siméo - who finished 20th - and Nilo and Nik - who finished 22nd -  managed to make a decent result. Samira and Natascha finished 43th overall in the gold fleet. Simon and Niklas finished 67th, Janik and Christian 75th and Leon and Nathan 79th. 
In U17, Maxim and Luis managed to do a good 16th position and Malin and Myrlin where 29th and 11th woman in U17. Ben and Yannick finished 31st.
To conclude: All Swiss Sailors sailed their best and showed that there is potential and we will come back stronger next year!

Written by: Alexandre Grognuz 
Edited and uploaded by: Nilo Schärer

22 Juli 2019

ISAF Youth Worlds Gdynia 2019

Achille Casco and Elliot Schick finished 11th at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Gdynia (POL) 2019, while Natascha Rast and Samira Rast took the 7th place in the women's fleet. 

Last years World Champions Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan (NZL) and the female team Madeline Hawkins and Yuri Yoshiyasu (USA) are the new World Champions in the 420 class. 

18 Juli 2019

World Championship Vilamoura 2019

After some training days, the measurement and the opening ceremony, the World Championship in Vilamoura kicked of on the 6th of July with strong winds and big waves. Six races for each fleet were scheduled and also completed for the qualification series. Nilo and Nik reached the Gold Fleet in the Open Category without big problems, while Alexandre and Siméo had to wait until the last protest was held, so they could move up into the Gold Fleet. Achille and Elliot performed under the expectations and did not reach the Gold Fleet, as well as Leon and Nathan. In the Womens Fleet, Natascha and her sister Samira successfully qualified for the Gold Fleet, while Fiona and Sophie ended up in the Silver Fleet because of only two points. Ben and Yannick and Malin and Myrlin qualified themselves for the Gold Fleet in the U17 Category.
After a lot of wind at the beginning of the Championship, the Final Series were sailed in much lighter and more shifty conditions. Unfortunately there was absolutely no wind on the fifth day of the worlds. At the end, 10 races were sailed with a medium good performance of the Swiss Team. With a second place in the last race of the regatta, Malin and Myrlin finished 24th in the U17 Fleet. Ben and Yannick couldn't perform on the same level as they did in strong winds, but finished on a good 27th place. In the Girls Fleet, Natascha and Samira ended up on a strong 12th place. Fiona and Sophie finished second in the Silver Fleet with a consistent performance in the Finals. In the Open Fleet Leon and Nathan finished 5th in the Silver Fleet (50th overall) and Achille and Elliot 3rd (48th overall) by winning 3 of 4 races (unfortunately one of them was UFD) in the Finals. Alexandre and Siméo ended up on the 40th place. Best Swiss Team were Nilo and Nik on the 32nd place overall, in a very strong and high level fleet, which was won by Martin Winzer and Pedro Ameneiro in front of the defending World Champions Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan. Vita Heathcote and Milly Boyle won the Womens Fleet and Odysseus Spanakis and Konstantins Michalopoulos are our new World Champions in the U17 Category. We're looking forward to some good performance of the Swiss Team ate the ISAF Youth Worlds this week and at the Junior European Championship the next week!