The International 420 is one of the most popular junior classes around the globe. With our worldwide contacts and design input, we continue to help refine the racing sails for top performance.

Our Blue Ribbon Line of 420 sails is designed for college or high school teams that demand the ultimate in durability. While these sails are not class legal for C-420 Class Association events, this line does allow unlimited customization to cover the branding requirements of each fleet.

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Mainsails

420 M-11 Mainsail

The M-11 Mainsail is a further development of our M-7 design. It has a deeper top and middle to make it powerful to suit heavier weight crew and provides the sail with more twist, allowing you to sail lower and faster in waves with great acceleration. This is a great sail choice for heavier crew and sailing in waves and...

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420 M-9 Mainsail

2018, 2017 Worlds

This new design has a deeper bottom-middle shape than other 420 mainsails. Combined with a balanced shape in the top section, that makes trimming easier. We've also added curvature down low to improve performance in vang-on conditions, when high boom-vang tension adds mast bend down low. Easy to trim with good acceleration in a range of conditions. Designed by North...

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420 M-7 Mainsail

The M-7 is our first famous Japanese design based on the 470 design concept. It is slightly flatter than the M-9 in the bottom-middle, which is suitable for light to middle weight teams. Manufactured from Dacron HTP-165 square.

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420 Blue Ribbon Mainsail

High School/College/Club Sailing Blue Ribbon sails are designed with performance and durability in mind. This main is easy to trim and set up and will handle the demands of high school/college sailing. Constructed out of North Sails exclusive 7.2 oz. NorDac. The Blue Ribbon sails do not comply with the International 420 Class Rules.

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Headsails

420 J-12 Jib

All-Purpose | 2017 Worlds

The J-12 jib has been updated with a straighter exit straighter and 3 battens to stabilize the leech, which improves power and increases the leech area. Carbon battens are used for minimum weight and maximum durability and performance. Designed by North Sails Japan.

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420 Blue Ribbon Jib

High School, College & Club Sailing

A perfect combination of performance and durability to meet the demands of high school/college sailing. Constructed out of 7.2 oz. NorDac. The Blue Ribbon does not comply with the International 420 Class Rules.

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420 J-13 Jib

Advanced Trimming | 2018, 2017 Worlds

The New J-13 jib features a pretty flat entry and straighter bottom exit, good for tight windward sheeting and good for pointing. This sail is recommended for experienced crew, advanced trim. Designed by North Sails Japan.

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Spinnakers

420 S-05 Spinnaker

2018, 2017 Worlds

This fuller, more stable design makes trimming easier, especially in choppy water. It has a bit less projected area than the S-01. Designed by North Sails Japan.

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420 S-01 Spinnaker

2017 Worlds!

Based on our popular 470 design, this spinnaker performs well on both runs and reaches. It has the largest projected area of all our 420 spinnakers, and the depth is balanced from top to bottom to make trimming easier. Since the sail itself is a little flatter than the S-05, you can play the spinnaker pole height to stabilize it...

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420 Class Experts

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Kei Takakuwa

Yokohama, Japan
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Tim Rush

Gosport, United Kingdom
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Torkel Borgstrom

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Mike Marshall

Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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Zeke Horowitz

Annapolis, Maryland
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Kyann Rentzelos

Toronto, Ontario
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Hugo Rocha

Barcelona, Spain
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Matteo Sangiorgi

Carasco, Italy
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Chris Snow

San Diego, California
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Derek Scott

Auckland, New Zealand – Sales Office
Auckland, New Zealand – Sail Loft
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Billy Sykes

Sydney, Australia
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Gaetan Aunette

Vannes, France
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