Twenty years, the Club 420 was developed in
response to the growing need for a more durable,
high-performance, double-handed racing dinghy
that could stand up to the rigors of club and collegiate
programs. Ideal for crews ranging in size from 220-300
lbs., the Club 420 is manageable for sailors coming
out of the Optimist class and enables young sailors to
learn teamwork, trapeze and spinnaker techniques.
The Club 420 is simple and safe for beginning sailors
and yet challenging enough for collegiate champions.
The Club 420 offers more learning opportunities than
any other double-handed boat you can find. The Club
420 Class Association promotes events on the local,
regional, and national levels in North America.
The Zim C420 has quickly become the Club 420 of choice for yacht clubs, community sailing programs, and individuals. One-design sailors want the strongest, lightest, most durable boats and rigging available. We’ve met this demand with proven boat construction techniques and a race rigging package that ensure performance, strength, and durability. This durability has led to many happy repeat customers. The Zim 420 Pro racing boat continues to prove itself on the course with victories at local, regional, National, and North American Championship regattas
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