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    Posted: 30 Jan 17 at 5:34pm
Just looking for some advice on racing more.
14 years old with some club racing experience in a buzz and a 400.
Ive been interested in the 420, is that the right choice ( want a double hander ), is there any northern youth racing in the 420? if not, what else should i consider, needs to have decent northern youth racing, cheers.


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RS200.  Very active Northern Youth Squad, although you've missed the boat for this year's winter training.  You will have to sail against some old gits as well though. Wink

Whereabouts do you sail?
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NW 420 training at Leigh & Lowton a couple of weeks ago. 29ers and Fevas in the last few weeks too. I'd say it depends where you want to take it in say the next 5 years.



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29er no question. Do not even look at a 420.
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Have thought of 200, only ruled out 29er because it can be difficult to find at cheaper end... Between the 200 and 29er which would I be pumping more money into?
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Also, sailing around Yorkshire. At a small scout centre, but also race fairly regularly at grimwith (YDSC) but wanting to travel bit more.
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How far and often would you travel?
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Make sure you sail a 200 and a 29er before you decide. They are chalk and cheese.
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Yup, and a 420 is much closer to a 200 (and a 400 or Buzz) than to a 29er FWIW. If you fancy a bash at international youth sailing the 420 or 29er is the way to go but if it's just a bit more class racing in the North of England then do a bit of googling for suitable open meetings and club results to find out where the fleets are. Sadly there is not very much open meeting action 'north of Watford" these days with most classes being concentrated in the South. If you are happy with handicap racing I'd have to agree that a 200 is probably the best bet (simply going off the turnouts at the L&LSC Icicle series). There are plenty of good guys at YDSC who could advise you, "Hector" (Keith E) of this parish sails a 29er at Yorkshire Dales (but he is actually just selling it I think).

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Would want to travel mainly around north, but willing to to go further for bigger events. As for how often, I'm not sure yet as it depends on what I get and to where I'll have to travel.
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