cheating the rules?

The Club 420 Class, for many years the gold standard of youth double-handed sailing in North America, today released a statement outlining a decision to revoke the class legal plaque from 49 club 420 sailboats, all recently built. These batches of new boats were found to not to comply with the class construction/building rules, and are now class-illegal. Apparently the method of hull construction on the affected boats is the issue. We will update this news as verified information becomes available.

For those who are committed to these affected boats, there will be options for short-term charters at upcoming events. Zim Sailing VP of Sales Bob Adam added that no Zim-built boats fall in these sail numbers. Zim has both new and charter boats available. For more information you can contact the company here: http://www.zimsailing.com/

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