Landfall Announces Exclusive Dealership for Blueblue I420
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Landfall Announces Exclusive Dealership for Blueblue International 420 Dinghy Locker to Offer Complete Line of Sails and Accessories for New US SAILING/ISAF Youth World Qualifier Class
Stamford, CT – January 16, 2009
Landfall, the nation’s leading marine offshore outfitter and safety expert, announced today their agreement with the Sport-Sails Center as the exclusive North American distributor for the Blueblue International 420 (I420). The I420 is the youth development boat in 43 countries around the world and has been selected as the official equipment for the Boys Double-Handed Dinghy class at the US SAILING International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Qualifiers in Long Beach, Calif. from January 17-19, 2009.
“The most exciting 420 in the world this year is the Blueblue I420 available exclusively in the U.S. through the Dinghy Locker at Landfall,” commented Captain Henry Marx, President of Landfall. “With Harken Carbo blocks and N1 composite foils, rudder and centerboard, the Blueblue I420 delivers the kind of speed and performance that brought home gold medals at the Youth World and European championships the last two years running.”
First designed from the new digital templates in 2006, the Blueblue I420 has already delivered national championships in 16 countries including gold medals at the 2008 ISAF World Cup (Maccari) and 2007 Youth European Championships (Lutz). Manufactured by the internationally acclaimed Sports-Sails Center of Poland, the Blueblue I420 from the Dinghy Locker features a fully rigged Proctor Cumulus mast (with adjustable spreaders), boom and spinnaker pole; Robline lines and custom-tapered spin sheets; complete set of custom covers, composite crib dolly and ISAF Class measurement certification. Optional equipment includes Superspars M7+ Spar Set and choice of Olimpic, Zaoli, North or Quantum sails. As the exclusive North American distributor of the Blueblue I420, the Dinghy Locker at Landfall will stock a complete line of hulls, sails, spars and foils as well as all related hardware, safety equipment and accessories beginning March 1,2009.
“The International 420 class dinghy is the most popular performance two-person trapeze and spinnaker racing dinghy in the world,” commented Rob Crane, of the Dinghy Locker at Landfall and member of the US Sailing Under 23 Team (U23). “It provides the capability for advanced sailing techniques while still remaining accessible to beginners.”
Designed in the 1960s as an inexpensive, general-purpose, two sail dinghy, the I420 currently has a large multinational class association with more than 56,000 boats around the world. US SAILING's Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) recently announced that the I420 would be one of five classes used in their new Olympic sailing training pipeline. Formerly known as the Elite Youth Development Team, the US Sailing Under 18 Team (U18) and US Sailing Under 23 Team (U23) were created for athletes identified as future Olympic prospects. The 2009 Youth World Qualifier Regatta is a multi-class event that will determine the sailors who will represent the United States at the 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Buzios, Brazil from July 9-18, 2009.
Dinghylocker.com, is a dedicated site within Landfallnav.com offering the best equipment and latest technology for Lasers, Pixels, 420s and Optimists. The Dinghy Locker’s Mobile Support Center provides replacement parts, accessories and onsite advice at JSA regattas on Long Island Sound and major I420 events across the country. This Spring, the Dinghy Locker will be the premier sponsor of the 2009 Carl VanDuyne Memorial Advanced I420 & C420 Clinic at the Mantoloking Yacht Club, April 8-12, 2009.
About Landfall Landfall, formerly Landfall Navigation, is the nation’s leading specialist in offshore outfitting, navigation and marine safety. The company’s retail store, website and catalog offer a broad selection of products from leading suppliers including Harken, Ronstan, Gill, Opti-max, FSE Robline, Henry Lloyd, Extrasport, Holt Allen, Hawk, JCD Custom Composites, Mustang and Zhik. Through the Marine Training Center (), Landfall offers a comprehensive curriculum of classroom courses for recreational and professional mariners on topics of boating and seamanship. For more information or to start shopping visit Landfallnav.com, Dinghylocker.com or call 1-800- 941-2219.