Welcome to the 420 Program

All sailing lessons will operate in accordance with public health guidelines.

About the 420 Program
The 420 program is an intermediate to advanced sailing program that introduces and furthers the work with trapezes and spinnakers while sailing the 420 sail boat. Developing problem solving abilities, learning how to hike, and learning the theory behind sailing on land. Land classes cover the physics of sailing, sail flow, and sail controls.

Our well-trained instructors follow the sailing fundamental and prepare students to learn and develop the necessary skills to flourish on the water. Typically, sailors spend the entire summer registered, and follow the CanSail 4/5 & 5/6 curriculum. More experienced sailors will be exposed to advanced training by our coaches, as well as have the opportunity to attend various major regattas including CORK in Kingston, Ontario and the 420 North American Championships. Registration for this program will be done by compiling the entire 420 sailor fleet, and coaches will be dividing students into groups based upon their skill level, as well as their desire to progress in the future.

*Recommendations:
- Sailors should be 13 years of age to participate
- Sailors should have a CanSail level 3 or prior experience with the White Sail/Skiff program at the BCC.

Day/Time:
Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location:
Class meets on the Germain Lawn.

Dates/Cost:
Weekly: $340.00 Member | $400.00 Non-Member

Please Note:
Prices are in Canadian Funds, taxes will be added for ages 15+
A Member may take a Non-Member's spot up until 2 weeks prior to the start of the class. A full refund will be given to the Non-Member. Non-Member's will be guaranteed a place in a Day Camp program in the event a Member takes their place
There are no refunds in the event of inclement weather (on-shore instruction will still take place).
Participation in regattas is optional. Regatta fees are not included in program cost. Regatta fees are divided among participants and vary depending upon number of sailors and travel distance.

*2022 Optional Regatta Dates:
420 North Americans hosted at the Buffalo Canoe Club July 26-29. Participating sailors MUST be registered for this week to secure a boat and receive coaching.

What to Bring:

  • Life jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Sandals /water shoes /sailing boots
  • Towel
  • Spare change of clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Splash top/sailing pant depending on weather
  • Sailing gloves
  • Running shoes

Tuesday Night Lightning Racing
To be confirmed.

Wednesday Racing - Opti, O'Pen Skiff, 420
To be confirmed.

Thursday Night Racing
You don't need your own boat to get out on the water and sail! Members at the Club are always looking for Crew on Thursday night. If interested, please contact Mike Palumbo, Fleet Captain. We also have the opportunity for our youth to join our race committee. We offer race committee training and everyone is welcome to join and ride along on the Burgee. Please refer to the Racing/Sailing tab on the website for more information.