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Hazeldine and Hawes win End of Season Championship
Congratulations to Ben Hazeldine and Rhos Hawes on winning the CurraDinghy End of Season Championship held at Grafham Water Sailing Club over the weekend. Max Clapp and Jo Burns were 2nd and Tim Riley and James Taylor 3rd. Sarah Norbury and Mari Davies were 4th and 1st girls.
Well done to everyone who took part for some close and exciting racing.
Congratulations also go to Marcus Lawson who was elected as the new Class Chairman at an EGM held on Saturday afternoon.
Follow the action on the blog.
2013/14 RYA Transition Training Squad Applications are now open.
Sailors wishing to be considered for the 2013/14 RYA Transition Training Squad (Phase 2) should complete an online application by going to the RYA selections website and following the RYA Squad Applications link. Please note that we must receive a separate application from both helm and crew.
N.B. The closing date for Applications is after the last class Nominated Indicator Event or last Phase 1 RYA Class Open Transition Training weekend, whichever is later, for the specific Class being applied for which for 420's is 8th December 2013
For more information you can view the 2013/14 RYA Transition Training Squad Selection Policy on the RYA website.
Dates of the RYA Transition Training Squad training weekends are also available on the RYA website.
Interested in going to Blanes, Spain, 2-5 Jan 2014?
In the past a number of GBR 420's have attended this regatta and it is a great introduction to International sailing. If there are enough boats the 420 Class trailer could be used, to be towed by an RYA van, to keep the transport costs down. If you would like to go and share boat transport we need to get numbers finalised asap so please can you confirm to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 29 November 2013.
Notice of race can be found via the event calendar.
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Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting to be held at Grafham Sailing Club on Saturday November 23rd, as soon as possible after racing.
1. To appoint a President of the Class with immediate effect.
At the AGM the position of President (usually known as Chairman) remained vacant. As allowed by the Constitution, the committee are delighted to announce that Marcus Lawson agreed to be co-opted into the position but an Extraordinary General Meeting is now required to formally elect him as President until the conclusion of the next AGM.
Oxford SC are running a Team Racing Academy over 5 weekends from November to March. The weekends are aimed at individual sailors aged 16 to 21, who are experienced fleet racers but who are perhaps no longer able to sail regularly. For details click on the title link.
Well done to Team Oracle aka Tim Riley, James Taylor, Scott Wallis, Luke Burywood, Ben Hazledine and Rhos Hawes on winning the Team Racing held at Oxford SC last weekend. There was a good 420 turnout with The Wolfpack aka Dan Whiteley, Matt Shorrock, Katie Barraclough, Alex Platt, Martin Wrigley and Ryan Orr coming in a strong 4th overall in Gold A and Team Stog aka Ella Stoggall, Morgan Dibb, Rosie Watkins, Jo Kalderon, Jenny Smallwood and Sarah Jarman also making Gold B on Sunday.
In the Junior fleet some of the newer 420 sailors also made a mark with a 420 representative in each of the first 3 teams. Dan Atherton was with the winning team the Flying Spinnakers, Jenny Cropley, Emma Baker and Issy Black were in the 2nd place team the Sailing Sisters and Robbie King and Max Moyles were in the 3rd place team the Heathcotes.
Well done to everyone involved and let me know if I missed anyone at 420Treasurer@gmail.com and I will add you in!
Entry is now open for the End of Season Championship. Please enter as soon as possible to aid with planning of resources.
Jean Border was on the water at Torquay and took some fantastic photographs. These can be viewed and purchased via her website.
Report now available online. Thank you to everyone involved in helping at these weekends and to Curradinghy for sponsoring the events.
Follow the Autumn Championships blog and results on the event website
Congratulations to Sarah Norbury and Mari Davies on winning the 2013 Curradinghy Inland Chmpionships. 2nd place was taken by Ben Hazeldine and Rhos Hawes and Tim Riley and James Taylor were 3rd. Full results attached.
Introduction to Team Racing event - RYA invites Squad and other youth sailors on the 21/22nd September 2013 at Oxford SC. Also information on Youth Match Racing Championships (12/13th October) and University sailing (inc. Fleet Racing Champs - 1/2nd November 2013). See Opportunities Coming Up
On a windy day the GBR sailors had a good day with Tim and Luke rising to 5th overall and 3rd boys after a 1,4. They are closely followed on the leader board by Dan and James in 7th, Annabel and Bryony in 9th (4th girls), Scott and Josh in 10th and James and Tom in 13th.
Let's hope for enough wind for good racing today.
After a tricky day on the water, and one some GBR teams will want to forget, Daniel Whiteley and James Clemetson ended the day in 6th overall and 3rd boys after their great 4,7 finishes. Scott Wallis and Josh Voller are now 7th after scoring 10,22. Annabel Cattermole and Bryony Bennett Lloyd dropped slightly to 11th after a mixed day scoring 5, 36 and Tim Riley and Luke Burywood moved up 11 places to 14th with a 2,21 scoreline.
A great day on the water for the GBR sailors. Daniel Whiteley and James Clemetson posted a 1,3 in the blue fleet to move up to 11th overall. Annabel Cattermole and Bryony Bennett-Lloyd had a 2, 10 to finish 9th overall. Scott Wallis and Josh Voller with 5 and 29 (discarded) are now 6th overall and 2nd boys. James Taylor and Tom Lovesey also moved up to 10th overall. With the gold/silver split after yesterday's racing the GBR team have 8 teams in gold. Good luck to them all.
With winds between 14-17 knots and some fantastic racing it was another solid day for Scott Wallis and Josh Voller counting 12,4 to be 5th overall. James Taylor and Tom Lovesey had a race win and 8 to climb rapidly up the score board to 13th with Sarah Norbury and Mari Davies as first GBR girls in 15th. Tim Riley and Luke Burywood are in 16th position. With the discard coming into the scoring after todays racing it is all to play for.
Four races completed on Saturday. Sarah Norbury and Mari Davies lead the fleet after day one. Follow the news and results on the event blog.
University sailing is run through the British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA). We run four major championships each year (Fleet, Team, Match and Yachting). Fleet Racing (Fleets include Fast and Slow Handicap, Laser and Firefly). The event takes place on the 1/2nd November 2013 in Plymouth (MBC). This is the first big event of the season and an essential event for anyone wanting to be involved in university sailing. Even if your university do not have a sailing club, you can still enter as an individual (please call/email to find out more). Further information about university sailing and which universities have sailing clubs can be found on the BUSA website. Join the ‘BUSA Sailing’ Facebook group for all the latest information, discussions and banter.
The RYA Youth Match Racing Championships (Under 22) will take place on the 12/13th October 2013 in Weymouth. For those wishing to be involved in the RYA Winter Series this year, this is another opportunity to get some practice in beforehand. Accommodation is included in the entry fee. Training available on Friday. Coaching will be led by the umpire team throughout the weekend. NOR and Entry form are online. Teams consist of 3 sailors. If you are looking to make up a crew, join the ‘RYA Match Racing’ Facebook group and let others know that you want to do the event.
Good luck to all the British team taking part in the Junior European Championships. Follow the action via the event website including live tracking and the blog.
Congratulations to Taylor Burn and Henry Gibbs of New Zealand on becoming the overall winner of the 2013 Racingdinghies British Open and National Championships. Scott Wallis and Josh Voller were crowned British National Champions coming 2nd overall, Daniel Whiteley and James Clemetson became Junior Champions and Jemima Lawson and Lily Summers were crowned the British Ladies Champions. A full report is available on the Yachts and Yachting website via the title link.
Photographs to follow as soon as possible.
Live tracking and results can be seen via the event website.
Christian Birrell beat former Fireball World Champs Tom Gillard, Chips Howarth and Matt Burge, as well as Tim Rush, at the Fireball Nationals in Looe. Other former 420 sailors in the top 11: Dave Wade & Dan Ellis, Matt Rainback & Simon Foskett, Sam Pascoe, Peter Gray, Ian Dobson & Will Morgan and Niki Birrell – all successful former 420 sailors. See: Y&Y and Fireball Class
Important information regarding registration and the event social events is available via the attached title link.
Annual General Meeting reminder
Just a reminder that the Class AGM will be held on Monday 12th August 2013 at 6pm at Pwllheli Sailing Club. Please be aware that there will be a number of committee members standing down this year including Mike Butterworth as Chairman, Graham Dibb as Training Officer and Iain Airlie as International Events Secretary. Also Phil Taylor is prepared to continue as Sailing Secretary until the end of the year but would like someone to work alongside him with a view to taking over in the New Year. New sailor representatives will also be needed.
If you would like to get involved in running the Class then please speak to any of the existing committee members as soon as possible. Contact details are on the website and we will all be at Pwllheli from Friday afternoon.
Having built their position in the Qualifiers and led the Gold Fleet through the Finals, they were evidently keeping their cool on the last day – while all kinds of turmoil and change were suddenly breaking out behind them - Annabel Cattermole & Bryony Bennett-Lloyd are International 420 Ladies’ World Champions 2013. A great culmination to their campaign together and beating many teams that have been at the top of the Class over recent years. Many congratulations. Woop! Woop! See: Open Championship – Final results and Ladies’ Championship – Final Results and RYA Press Release.
Annabel Cattermole & Bryony Bennett-Lloyd (who now have a 12-point lead after the Jury decisions) are joined by Scott Wallis & Josh Voller and Matt & Ben Lulham-Robinson, both also scoring bullets in their respective Fleets today. Go for it in the Final Day guys! See post-Jury results to R10: Ladies’ Fleet and Open Fleet.
Nail biting stuff. After a highly discardable first race of the day (with the second Italian team going the same way), Annabel and bryony scored another bullet and extend their lead to four points into the final day in Valencia.
Annabel Cattermole & Bryony Bennett-Lloyd are in pole position after Race 8 (provisional results) with a 6th and another bullet on the first Final Series day at the World Ladies’ Championships in Valencia! This is British Women’s Youth sailing as we know it!! Keep your cool, Ladies!
Enter online now for the Pre-Nationals training in Pwllheli
Revised teams for Junior European Championships confirmed
Arising from the withdrawal of Morgan Dibb and Gemma Bird from the Junior European Championship team, the Selectors have invited Jenny Smallwood and Esther Fenton-Jones to take the place, which has been accepted.
The teams will now be:
Tom RILEY and Luke BURYWOOD
Callum AIRLIE and Joe BUTTERWORTH
Scott WALLIS and Josh VOLLER
Annabel CATTERMOLE and Bryony BENNETT-LLOYD
Sarah NORBURY and Mari DAVIES
Jemima LAWSON and Lily SUMMERS
Ben HAZELDINE and Rhos HAWES
James TAYLOR and Tom LOVESEY
Alistair GRAY and Alan McINTOSH
Mathew LULHAM-ROBINSON and Benjamin LULHAM-ROBINSON
Danielle THOMAS and Amy SPARKS
Lucy YEATES and Megan O'BRIEN
Jenny SMALLWOOD and Esther FENTON-JONES
Daniel WHITELEY and James CLEMETSON
Daniel Whiteley & James Clemetson come home with the “best foreigners” prize from the Coupe Nationale 420 at Pléneuf-Val-André in Brittany. They achieved a stunning 7th place in a strong fleet of 85. This included French teams competing for wild card places at the Junior Europeans, 15 teams from other nations (BRA, IRL, NED, NZL, SIN, SUI, USA) and a GBR team of 15 boats. See Final Results.
Hopefully, a week in a heatwave in Brittany and meeting all these sailors will be some compensation for less time racing – there was some waiting (a lot of beach football etc.) until the news came “Au revoir la brume et bonjour au beau temps !”, and they got a six-race series. We hope all our guys had a great experience and will be keen for more international competition in the future. Meanwhile, see you in Pwllheli!
Reserves called to join the Ladies’ Worlds team in Valencia
Arising from the withdrawal of Morgan Dibb and Gemma Bird from the Ladies’ World Championship team, due to a breakdown in their partnership, the Selectors have invited the reserves, Jenny Smallwood and Esther Fenton-Jones to take the seventh place, and they have accepted.
We hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting of the Class will be held at Pwllheli on Monday 12th August 2013 at 6pm, or 45 minutes after all sailors are off the water if sailing ends late. The agenda is available via the title link. Please note that some officers of the committee will be standing down this year so new volunteers will be needed. Details of the roles becoming vacant will be published shortly.