Tel: 01590 672677

420 Fleet

Royal Lymington Yacht Club 420 Fleet

The 420 is a fun, exciting trapeze boat to sail whether you want to learn your trade as a helm or a crew. From tuning and trimming your sails, planing upwind and developing great team work, the 420 develops a range of skills that will stand you in good stead whatever sailing you go on to do. Racing locally, competing on the youth circuit in the UK or traveling abroad - the opportunities to get on the water are endless.

420 sailing in Lymington

The Lymington 420s have over the years produced some excellent sailors, including 2019 World Champions, Milly Boyle and Vita Heathcote. 

Our 420 Fleet welcomes sailors transitioning from other youth fleets, including Optimists and Fevas. The aim of the Royal Lymington 420 Fleet is to give knowledge and confidence to sail a technically challenging and rewarding double-handed dinghy, to sail it well, to make friends, to have fun and develop lifelong skills that are common to many aspects of sailing.

420 Coaching

Lymington boasts an active group of 420 sailors, boys and girls, with a range of abilities - from those starting out in a new boat, to some of the best in the country. Regular coaching and training is offered within the club and once sailors have mastered the boat they can move onto the racing circuit and work towards qualifying for a 420 Class Association Squad or the RYA Youth Squad, and they can then continue to use club training to supplement their other training.

A range of training is on offer:
1.    parent supported sailor led training
2.    formal training for the local fleet
3.    open class training hosted at RLymYC

We welcome visiting sailors to our Open Training, however there are many benefits to becoming a member of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. They are two ways that children can become members: 

1. Full Family Membership

We offer discounted family membership rates and children aged under 18 join FREE when parents take up family membership! This type of membership brings the most benefits, including subsidised coaching, full use of the club’s facilities including our restaurant and bar (with members' rates for food and drink), access to our dinghy storage parks, access to club boats and SUPs to hire, discounted rates for training courses and inclusion in our adventure sailing and social programmes. Full members also enjoy full use of our waterfront facilities including overnight mooring on our pontoons with electricity and water, launch service to river moorings or tenders to borrow, boatmen services including our on-site crane at discounted members' rate. Find out more and join us!

2. Junior Membership

Children can join in their own right as Junior Members. The annual subscription is the only as much as the cost of a buoyancy aid and this brings slightly subsidised coaching (although the discount is not as great as Family Members). Find out more and join us!

420 Racing

As well as informal racing within the club 420 fleet, there are other opportunities to race with the Royal Lymington Yacht Club.

Monday Evening Dinghy Racing

420s may join our Monday Evening Dinghies, every week at 18:00 from April to September. Click here for more information and here for the latest Results

Friday Evening Junior Racing

Our Friday Evening Racing is aimed at our junior and youth members and takes place every week with warning signal at 18:00 from April to September. 
Click here for more information and here for the latest Results

Join our 420 Fleet!

Please do get in touch with the 420 Fleet Captain if you would like to find out more about sailing 420 in Lymington or call the club office on 01590 672677.
If you are thinking of buying a 420 or would like to join in with club training we welcome non-members to training alongside our club members, please contact the Fleet Captain.

420 Fleet Captain: Joff McGill [email protected]
Head Coach: Hugh Styles  [email protected]

 420 Class Association:

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