C420 Sailing

Program Dates:

  • Fall season runs from mid-September to mid-DecemberSummer Camp
  • Winter/Spring season runs from mid-January to end of April
    • New Fall 2018 season starts September 9th through December 9th!

For middle and high school kids ages 12-17

  • Some sailing experience is required
  • Boats and sails provided

Practice Hours:
Saturdays from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Thursdays after school

Regatta Participation:
Sailors will take part in various UKSC regattas hosted at the club on Saturdays throughout the year.  In addition, the team will participate in 2-3 away regattas each season.  All sailors on the C420 team are strongly encouraged to take part in these regattas as they provide an ideal platform for young sailors to have fun and enjoy the sport while further developing their skills.
Benefits of Sailing C420 Sailboats:

  • The C420 is the most commonly raced boat at the high school and collegiate levels in the United States and is the predecessor to the 470 boat sailed at the Olympics.
  • The C420 allows growing sailors to continue their development in the sport as both recreational and competitive sailors once they’ve outgrown smaller dinghy boats.
  • Sailors learn the importance of sailing with a partner as a team.
  • Sailors learn to maneuver the boat by controlling the trim of the mainsail, jib and spinnaker sails all at once.