EVENTS Bid for a Championship

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Bid for a Championship

The International 420 Class Association invites interest from nations interested in hosting future 420 Class World and Junior Europeans Championships.

Hosting our international events is something the International 420 Class Association takes very seriously and cares passionately about.

The 420 Class is the most popular two-person youth dinghy raced by girls and boys, offering challenging racing in a vibrant and modern class that promotes fair play, team spirit and healthy lifestyles.

Through the bid process, the International 420 Class Association looks for hosts who share our passion for promoting and developing 420 sailing.

All 420 Class Championships provide a great opportunity to develop the sport and the class and will help showcase the best teams in different age and gender groups, providing a platform for the achievement of wider social goals and ensuring a legacy plan.

The 420 Class Assocation Championship Manual, Bid Application Form and Appendices clarify the relationship between the event Organizing Committee and the 420 Class.

Close collaboration between the Member National Authority, National Class Association and the club hosting the event and the International 420 Class Association is a must for success. Promotion and communications plans for the event are developed and approved by both the 420 Class and the Organizing Committee.

420 Junior European Championship
Please note that the 420 Junior European Championships are held in partnership with the International Class Association, and each Class takes it in turns to decide the venue. The venue for the 2019 and 2021 420 and 470 Junior European Championships will be decided by the International 470 Class, and the venues for 2020 and 2022 will be decided by the International 420 Class.

World Championship Dates
The International 420 World and Ladies World Championship will be held between 15 July and 25 August, when they are in the northern hemisphere. The World Championships will be held before the Junior European Championships. Southern hemisphere World Championships will be held between 15 December and 12 January. The 420 World and Ladies World Championships will not clash with the Youth Sailing World Championship.

How to Bid
A club which wishes to host the a 420 Championship should contact the International 420 Class Association through his National 420 Class Association (NCA) or World Sailing Member National Authority if no such NCA exists. The club will then contact the President of the International 420 Class Association, who will discuss opportunities to organise class championships that are not yet granted.

Application to host an event should be made to the International 420 Class Executive Committee, in writing, by 1 July two years before the event. For details of this application see the Championship Bid Application Form.

A National 420 Class Association must have the agreement of their ISAF Member National Authority before applying for an international event, and must be a member of the International 420 Class Association.

A host nation must have read, agreed and signed to be bound by the Championship Guidelines, and guarantee that they can fulfil the requirements, before being accepted.

When the International 420 Class Association is confident about the capability of the applicant to organise an international event and have received the official bid, this proposal will be put to the next general assembly of the international class who will make the final decision. The host club, CA or MNA are expected to make a brief presentation to this respective 420 Class General Assembly Meeting outlining their proposal. The 2019 420 Class General Assembly will take place on 7 July 2019 during the 2019 420 World Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal.

If the bid is successful, a further presentation, with information packs including a preliminary notice of race, will be made at the following GA, i.e. one year before the Championship.

If you have any queries, please email

Championship Guidelines
Appendix A - Bid Application Form
Appendix B - Registration Protocol
Appendix C - Ceremonies Protocol
Appendix D - Photographic Brief

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