Oakley training with her i420 partner in Newport Beach.
i420 Annapolis Early Bird Regatta
Meanwhile, one of our other superstars, Oakley
, is headed all the way over to Maryland for the i420 Annapolis Early Bird Regatta
. Oakley discovered sailing just over four years ago and has shown remarkable growth and fierce determination in making her mark in the youth sailing world. We wish her and her skipper the best of luck this weekend and we are so proud to have Oakley representing Team MBYC on this new adventure!
What's the difference between an i420 and a C420 you ask?
The i420 is a lighter, more tunable boat, with a tapered mast, adjustable spreaders, high performance foils etc. The i420 is an international class with competition in 43 countries around the globe. It's also one of the doublehanded boats used in US Youth Champs and Youth Sailing World Championships for boys and girls.
The C420 is made for more widespread club use around the US. It's sturdier and heavier than the i420 and has fixed spreaders and a non-tapered mast. C420s work well for club use as they are easy to maintain for Junior Programs making personal boat ownership unnecessary. Sailors looking into more serious campaigns can purchase their own personal rigging and sail upgrades making for a more affordable and accessible racing experience for many kids.