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New RYA UK Youth Squad for 2014/15

Congratulations to the following sailors in achieving a place in this years RYA 420 UK Youth Squad:
Martin WRIGLEY & Marcus TRESSLER
Sarah NORBURY & Mari DAVIES
Isabel DAVIES & Gemma KEERS
Jenny SMALLWOOD & Danielle THOMAS
Robbie KING & Alex KING
Jemma VINEY & Matilda MATTHEWS
Daniel ATHERTON & Matthew VINEY
Jenny CROPLEY & Emma BAKER
Max MOYLES & William BIRCH-TOMLINSON

Team 420: Robbie King, Jo Burns, Dan Whiteley, James Clemetson, Alex King & Matt Viney with the 2014 Eric Twiname Team Racing Championships and Team 420: Alex Smallwood, Ross Thompson, Ben Shorrock, Johnny Thompson, Harry Fitzsimmons & George Bridge came 2nd in the Juniors against many, many teams. Awesome!
See RYA Press Release, with full results, plus some photos.

AUTUMN CHAMPIONSHIPS

JOE BURNS and MATT SHORROCK win the Autumn Chamionships at Poole YC in a very light wind weekend event. Jenny SMALLWOOD and DANIELLE THOMAS win first girl, and second overall. MARTIN WRIGLEY AND MARCUS TRESSLER complete the top three. Thank you to POOLE YC for completing the full complement of races in fickle light winds, and to CURRADINGHY for sponsoring the event.

Wrigley and Tressler win Inland Championship

Congratulations to Martin Wrigley and Marcus Tressler on winning the Inland Championship held at Carsington. With their worst result being a 4th it was a great set of results. Sarah Norbury and Mari Davies were second and first ladies, with Dan Atherton and Matt Viney in third. Full report to follow asap.

Class Membership

Please note that a new membership year commenced on 1 September 2014. If you are a new member who joined for the Nationals your membership is valid through until 31 August 2015.

To compete in 420 Class events you must be a member of the Class so you need to renew your membership as soon as possible. You can renew or join view the online membership link on the menu.

Poole Yacht Club will be hosting the Autumn Championships from 27th -28th September 2014. Entry is now open.

Jemima Lawson and James Taylor became the Open and Youth National Championships held at Hayling Island Sailing Club which finished on Friday 29th August 2014. Despite the weather and the fact that sailing only took place on two days everyone had a fantastic week. Thank you to everyone who helped and to our sponsor CurraDinghy. The prize winners were as follows:

Ist Jemima Lawson and James Taylor (winner races 2,4)
2rd Tim Riley and Lily Summers ( winner race 1)
3rd Max Clapp and Joseph Burns
4th Scott Wallis and Ryan Orr ( winner race 6)
5th Sarah Norbury and Mari Davies (1st girl)
6th Morgan Dibb and Rosie Watkins (2nd girl, winner race 3)
7th Neil Marsden and Megs Brickwood
8th Joanna Kalderon and Midge Watkins (1st junior, 3rd girl)
9th Jenny Smallwood and Danielle Thomas
10th Martin Wrigley and Marcus Tressler (winner race 5)

Full results can been seen via the title link.

Congratulationsto Dan Whiteley and James Clemetson who won gold at the 2014 Eurosaf Championships held in Gdynia, Poland. For the full report click the title link.

Entry is now open for the Inland Championships to be held at Carsington SC on 13/14 September 2014.

The Nationals being held at Hayling Island SC kicked off yesterday with a practice race which was completed by 2 boats! With 57 boats entered it is the biggest GBR fleet for a number of years. Unfortunately the weather gods haven't been kind and the first day of racing was abandoned early to allow sailors to find another form of entertainment for the day. Fingers crossed for a better day tomorrow. Follow the action of the event blog.

Sarah Norbury and Mari Davies clinched the bronze medal at the Junior Euopean Championships in Gdynia after a tense last day of racing. It was a high scoring event with places changng after every race but the girls sailed a great series to take the bronze medal in 12th overall. Max Clapp and Joe Burns sailed well to finish 6th overall. Full results can be found at the event website.

A mixed first day for the GBR sailors at the European Championships with some good and some not s good results. Robbie King and Ryan Orr lie 7th overnight scoring 3, 14 for a good solid start. Lets hope for more fair sailing tomorrow. Follow the news live via the blog on the event website.

The seven GBR teams arrived in Gdynia today to unload boats and to start preparing for the Junior European Championships. After a tough event for the GBR team in Travemunde the team started in a positive frame of mind and hope to do well here in a fantastic venue. Training starts tomorrow with the event kicking off with a practice race on Tuesday 12th August. Good luck to all the sailors and if you want to follow the action the event website can be found via the title link.

If you want to see what is going on at the Worlds venue in Travemunde, Germany you can use the webcam via the title link.

Good luck to the 14 teams who have just arrived in Travemunde, Germany for the World Championships. Follow their progress on the event website via the title link.

Notice of meeting to be held at Hayling Island Sailing Club on Wednesday 27th August 2014 and agenda attached.

New team members selected for the 420 Open Worlds

Following the withdrawal of Ben Jennings and Marcus Tressler from the team selected for the 420 Open World Championships, the selectors are pleased to announce that the place has now been accepted by Ali Ireland and Sam Smith. We hope that they and all the other team members have a successful event.

Pre Nationals Coaching

Pre Nationals training for new 420 sailors. These days are designed to help new sailors get to grips with the 420. If you already sail a 420 and attended the Youth Nationals this is probably not for you. If you are new to the boat or have not sailed the Nationals before then please sign up.

Schools 420 Championships

Itchenor Sailing Club in Chichester Harbour, West Sussex, are again running their successful post-exam Schools Championships and all school-age sailors are most welcome. Almost 100 International 420s, Fireflies and Fevas competed during the event last year. Details are in the flier, highlights are as follows:

- Back-to-back fleet racing separate course area and PRO for International 420s
- 2 day regatta Thursday 26th and Friday 27th June with optional training day on Wednesday 25th June
- Flexible arrangements for anyone who cannot make the whole regatta
- All sailors must be able to sail in sheltered tidal estuary
- This is an opportunity to develop racing skills at all levels competitors will vary from novice racer up to national level
- Helm and crew must be from same school
- No limit on number of boats per school
- Privately-owned and school-owned boats both welcome
- A limited number of bursaries available for state school entries
- Free accommodation

Please contact event organiser Charles Hyatt on 07967 221997 or hyatt@btinternet.com for further details

Entry is now open for the CurraDinghy 2014 British Open and National Championships to be held at Hayling Island Sailing Club 24-29th August 2014. Please enter as soon as possible to help us ensure that we can get the right resources in place and to avoid the late entry fee which applies from 2nd August 2014. Sail numbers and sailors names can be added or amended at any time prior to the event.

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