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Well done to everyone who took part. We hope you all enjoyed the events and good luck to all those selected for teams in the summer.

The 420 boys class was won by 2013 Youth National champion Tim Riley and his new crew James Taylor, who finished fifth at the 2013 event in Largs, Scotland with his former sailing partner. The duo who had a disappointing start to the regatta, soon came into their own posting seven top three finishes from the 12 race series to win the regatta by a comfortable 17 points. Robbie King and Ryan Orr clinched the silver medal while New Zealandís Sam Barnett and Zak Merton finished with the bronze.

Sarah Norbury and Mari Davies took the girls 420 title holding their place as top female crew throughout the regatta. At the halfway stage of the regatta the duo really upped their game and posted three seconds giving them a sizable lead over the other 420 girls crews and placing them an impress fourth overall. Jemima Lawson and Lily Summers won silver while Olivia Mackay and Abby Goodwin (NZL) finished third.

Read the full story on the RYA event page.

Following the completion of the Selection Series, the Independent Selectors have announced the teams for the Open and Ladiesí Worlds and Junior Europeans 2014:

1 Tim Riley & James Taylor
2 Robbie King & Ryan Orr
3 Max Clapp & Joseph Burns
4 Scott Wallis & Luke Burywood
5 Daniel Whiteley & James Clemetson
[Ben Hazeldine & Rhos Hawes have declined their offer]
6 Josh Voller & Matthew Shorrock
7 Ben Jennings & Marcus Tressler

1 Sarah Norbury & Mari Davies
2 Jemima Lawson & Lily Summers
3 Morgan Dibb & Rosie Watkins
4 Milly Pugh & Amy Sparks
5 Jenny Smallwood & Danielle Thomas
6 Jenny Cropley & Emma Baker
7 Joanna Kalderon & Midge Watkins

1 Tim Riley & James Taylor
2 Robbie King & Ryan Orr
3 Max Clapp & Joseph Burns
4 Sarah Norbury & Mari Davies
5 Jemima Lawson & Lily Summers
6 Morgan Dibb & Rosie Watkins
7 Scott Wallis & Luke Burywood

See Selectors' Report

Provisional ranking list for Worlds and Jnr Euros after second day of Youth Nationals. Based on provisional results for first day so subject to protests etc.

Good first day at Youth Nationals. 420s did 3 races and had a late finish. Dan Whiteley and James Clemetson lead after day one but all to play for after a difficult day for some.

After a great weekends racing at Hayling Island SC, congratulations to Tim Riley and James Taylor on winning the Curradinghy Spring Championship. Robbie King and Ryan Orr took 2nd place and Sarah Norbury and Mari Davies were 1st ladies in 3rd overall. Harry Whitaker and Grattan Roberts were 1st overseas boat in 8th place.

Full results and the provisional ranking list after 2 events are available on the event website.

A big thank you to Hayling Island SC, CurraDinghy and everyone who helped over the weekend to make the event a success.

A full report will follow as soon as possible.

Riley and Taylor win CurraDinghy Winter Championships

Congratulations to Tim Riley and James Taylor on winning the Winter Championship held in Pwllheli over the weekend of 7/8 March 2014. Sarah Norbury and Mari Davies were 2nd and 1st ladies and Ewan McMahon and Colin O'Sullivan claimed 1st overseas boat in 7th place. A full report will follow as soon as possible.

Full results and the provisional ranking list after one event are available on the event website and under results on the 420 Class website.

Information has been added to the event website regarding possible adverse weather and cancellation of an event and also the Sailor Participation Contract that sailors selected for the Teams will be required to sign. Information regarding the financial contribution to cover the costs required to attend the event will be made available as soon as possible.

Poole Coaching 15/16th Feb Cancelled

Having consulted with the coaches regarding this weekend.

Their view is that Sat looks like a write off for sailing, Sunday could have been sailed but debatable.
With this in mind the 420 Open coaching at Poole 15/16th is Cancelled.
Refunds will be processed as soon as possible.

Open Class Training Poole 15/16th Feb

Poole Open Class Training is open for registration. If you are planning to attend please register as soon as possible.
Many Thanks
Nigel Ashworth

Well done to Tim Riley and James Taylor on coming 2nd at the Tiger Trophy held at Rutland SC over the weekend. With a good turnout of 420s, on a very windy Saturday only one race was run with Tim and James winning the slow handicap fleet. For the pursuit race on Sunday the breeze dropped but just a little too much for the 420s to stay ahead with Tim and James being passed with 10 minutes to go by the winning 29er sailed by Will Alloway and Ed Connellan. Full results available on the Sailjuice series website.

The 2014 Team Selection Notice has now been posted under Information. Please note that to be eligible for selection there are a number of criteria as set out in Section 5 but it is essential that helm and crew MUST enter, and pay for the entry, as the same Pair, for all 3 selection events, the Winter Championship, the Spring Championship and the RYA Youth championships, prior to the first race of the Winter Championship.

Entry is now open for the Winter Championship, to be held at Pwllheli Sailing Club (8/9 March 2014), and the Spring Championship (29/30 March 2014) to be held at Hayling Island Sailing Club.

The results from these events will be used as part of the process for the selection of the British Team for the 420 Worlds and Junior Europeans for 2014. The 2014 Team Selection Notice will be published as soon as possible but please note that to be eligible for selection for one of the Teams you MUST enter and pay for both of these events and the RYA Youth Nationals prior to the first race of the Winter Championship.

2014 National Championships

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 UK 420 Nationals will take place at Hayling Island Sailing Club on 24th - 30th August 2014. Put this date in your diary.

Want some race training in a big fleet? Why not join in the Bloody Mary at Queen Mary SC on Saturday 11th Jan 2014. Traditionally a good 420 entry at this event and a fun event to be part of.

2014 Class Training

It is the New Year and we have some great coaching planned for 2014. It kicks off at Staunton Harold on the 18 / 19th Jan. We have all the water to coach on and four coaches.

The coach line up is:
Tom Mapplebeck
Christian Birrell
Craig Dibb
Sam Bearey

So a very experienced set of coaches and the Galley will also be open. Motorhomes welcome, but drop me a line if you want to turn up on Friday night so the gate can be opened.

We are following up with:
Poole 15/16th Feb
Burton 22/23rd March
WPNSA 5/6th April (For those that are not in the UK Youth or Transition squads) - we have a great line up of coaches for that weekend and you can leave your boat there for the following weekend.
WPNSA 11th April as a pre coached sail before the Youth Nationals


Nigel Ashworth
420 Training officer
01372 843311

Good luck to the 7 GBR boats taking part at the Blanes, New Year regatta in Spain. Follow their progress on the event website.

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 ( by Friday 29 November 2013.

Notice of race can be found via the event calendar.

IBI Sailing Autumn Sale (420 Class sponsor)

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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.

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