Please select your home edition
Edition
Harken AUS Reflex 728

British 420 Winter Championships - The journey to Valencia begins

by Jackie Taylor on 7 Mar 2013
Annabel Cattermol/Bryony Bennett Lloyd (GBR) GBR National 420 Class Association
British 420 Winter Championships 2013. After a hard and cold winter’s training, 40 teams arrived in Weymouth to compete in the sailing competition from 2-3 March at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. The Championships was also the first of three International Selection events to decide the teams for the 420 World and Ladies' World Championships in Valencia, Spain from 22-30 July and the 420 Junior European Championships being held on home waters in Pwllheli from 14-22 August.

Saturday greeted the fleet with some light winds, which was a relief for some of the newer teams to the Fleet, but made life difficult for the race team. In the end only one race was completed, which was won by Neil 'Evergreen' Marsden with his crew Matt Wallis. They were run a very close race by Irish team, Peter McCann and Arran Walsh, but came through on the second run. Morgan Dibb and Gemma Bird were third, giving them a great start to their Series. With dying winds and very cold sailors, it was decided to send the boats ashore. Unfortunately, no wind appeared and racing was abandoned for the day.

The sailors awoke to a very different outlook on Sunday with 15-20 knots blowing in the harbour. The Fleet launched for a real test of their sailing skills in heavy winds. The first race of the day got underway after one general recall and was won by the Irish combination, Patrick Crosbie and Gratton Roberts. Callum Airlie and Joe Butterworth were second, with Tim Riley and Luke Burywood in third.

With the wind building, the second race got underway. This time, after some impressive sailing by the Fleet in the growing waves, Tim Riley and Luke Burywood came through to win, followed by Harry and David Whittaker (IRL), with Neil and Matt in third. By now the safety fleet were earning their keep, and the sensible parents were sitting safely in the Academy, watching the tracking and live filming being transmitted back to the website!

The third race got underway with winds gusting up to 25 knots. With a number of early retirements, Neil and Matt showed the Fleet a clean pair of heels and came through for the win, followed in second by Callum and Joe, with Tim and Luke in third.

Luckily for a weary Neil, the wind had picked up too much to run another race, and the Fleet returned ashore. Overall, the event was won by Neil Marsden and Matt Wallis, with Tim Riley and Luke Burywood second and Callum Airlie and Joe Butterworth third. Harry and David Whittaker were fourth and first overseas boat. Annabel Cattermole and Bryony Bennett-Lloyd were first girls, in fifth place.

A big thank you to everyone who helped over the weekend, the SailRacer team who ran the tracking and live webcast of the racing and to CurraDinghy Sailing for the prizes.



The Selection Series will now move on to Largs Sailing Club in Scotland from 31 March to 5 April. Also forming part of the RYA National Youth Championships, youth teams in the Fleet will also be competing for selection to represent GBR at the 2013 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Limassol, Cyprus from 11 – 20 July. The third Worlds and Junior Europeans Selector will be the 420 Spring Championships to be held in Pwllheli, Wales from 20 - 21 April.

Top 15 Results
1.)Neil Marsden and Matt Wallis (5 points)
2.)Tim Riley and Luke Burywood (7 points)
3.)Callum Airlie and Joe Butterworth (9 points)
4.)Harry and David Whitaker (IRL) (13 points)
5.)Annabel Cattermole and Bryony Bennett-Lloyd (15 points)
6.)Scott Wallis and Josh Voller (20 points)
7.)Sarah Alton and Molly Frost (21 points)
8.)Patrick Crosbie and Grattan Roberts (IRL) (23 points)
9.)Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove (IRL) (24 points)
10.)Ben Hazeldine and Rhos Hawes (24 points)
11.)Matthew and Benjamin Lulham-Robinson (27 points)
12.)Morgan Dibb and Gemma Bird (28 points)
13.)Alistair Gray and Alan McIntosh (36 points)
14.)Danielle Thomas and Amy Sparks (37 points)
15.)Lucy Yeates and Megan O’Brien (38 British 420 Winter Championships website [Sorry, this link had a problem]







Zhik Dinghy 660x82upffront 660x82Hamilton Island Luxury

Related Articles

Full focus on board Oman Air for Extreme Sailing Series St Petersburg
With a lead on the overall scoreboard following their last gasp win in Hamburg the pressure is on to maintain 100% focus With a five-point lead on the overall scoreboard, following their last gasp win in Hamburg, the pressure is on to maintain 100% focus to make sure they perform to their maximum capabilities right up until the final race in Sydney in December.
Posted today at 12:49 pm
2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championships – Day 4
Day four at the VRsport.tv International 14 Championships was a world away from the carnage of day three. Day four at the VRsport.tv International 14 Championships was a world away from the carnage of day three. The sun was high in the sky, there was a fresh breeze out in the bay, and the atmosphere at Carnac Yacht Club reflected the conditions.
Posted today at 2:52 am
VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the WPNSA - Day 3
Monday saw another delay in the morning, but this time due to a lack of wind. Monday saw another delay in the morning, but this time due to a lack of wind. Signs were promising though with a clear sky out to sea, the wind switching to the South West, and clouds building over the land.
Posted today at 2:00 am
Zhik sailors win 17 sailing medals at 2016 Olympic Regatta
The 2016 Olympic games are over and what a Games they have been - Zhik sailors dominated Zhik sailors won almost 60% of the medals contested at Rio de Janeiro. It was a regatta which tested sailors and gear - with one day being the most severe conditions ever experienced at an Olympic regatta. For the Zhik team riders on the waters of Rio, four years and more of hard work and dedication have paid off for many.
Posted on 29 Aug
Zhik sailors win 17 sailing medals at 2016 Olympic Regatta
The 2016 Olympic games are over and what a Games they have been - Zhik sailors dominated Zhik sailors won almost 60% of the medals contested at Rio de Janeiro. It was a regatta which tested sailors and gear - with one day being the most severe conditions ever experienced at an Olympic regatta. For the Zhik team riders on the waters of Rio, four years and more of hard work and dedication have paid off for many.
Posted on 29 Aug
Zhik sailors win 17 sailing medals at 2016 Olympic Regatta
The 2016 Olympic games are over and what a Games they have been - Zhik sailors dominated Zhik sailors won almost 60% of the medals contested at Rio de Janeiro. It was a regatta which tested sailors and gear - with one day being the most severe conditions ever experienced at an Olympic regatta. For the Zhik team riders on the waters of Rio, four years and more of hard work and dedication have paid off for many.
Posted on 29 Aug
NSW Youth Championships entries competition closes tomorrow
Enter the New South Wales Youth Championships now for your chance to win a Gill prize pack valued at over $350. 2016 New South Wales Youth Championships - Enter the New South Wales Youth Championships now for your chance to win a Gill prize pack valued at over $350. All entries received before the end of August will automatically go in the draw to win the prize pack which includes a wetsuit, sailing shoes, gloves and a hat.
Posted on 29 Aug
Volvo Ocean Race - Enright and Towill ready to go again in 2017/18
Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright and his long-time buddy Mark Towill are eager to put their experience to use. Team Alvimedica were the youngest team in the race last edition, and now skipper Charlie Enright and his long-time buddy Mark Towill are eager to put that experience to use. Volvo Ocean race's Jonno Turner caught up with Mark and Charlie to chat about everything from the transition back into 'real life', their reflections on the 2014-15 campaign - and the future.
Posted on 29 Aug
Records broken for 2016 Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club Rendezvous
With record attendance, the annual Whitsunday rendezvous of the SICYC continues to grow from strength to strength With record attendance, the annual Whitsunday rendezvous of the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) continues to grow from strength to strength and cement its status as a major event in the annual cruising calendar.
Posted on 29 Aug
2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championships – Day 3
Boats were quickly rigged, and rigorously checked for any signs of wear which could lead to a breakage. The Carnac Yacht Club was filled with a sense of purpose this morning. Boats were quickly rigged, and rigorously checked for any signs of wear which could lead to a breakage. Whilst all this was going on, whitecaps were beginning to develop across the bay, and the conditions were shaping up for what would later be referred to by Andrew Perry as a “big boys day”.
Posted on 29 Aug