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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. The Notice of Race will be published as soon as possible but all relevant information is available on the event website.

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 420’s, 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 for further details

International coaching

If you are interested in coaching at Kiel and the French Nationals please sign up via the coach registration websites which can be found through the calendar on this website. This is not Class organised coaching so registering will allow parents and the proposed coach to make arrangements prior to the event.

If you plan on going to Flanders please enter on their website (link on calendar) as soon as possible. You can pay your entry at registration. The RYA are organising coaches and need to know the numbers going.

Summer International events

Kiel 25-29th June 2014

If you are planning on going to Kiel please let us know so we can put you in touch with others who are attending.

Flanders - 5-9th July 2014

In previous years this has been a very well attended event. The RYA are prepared to send two coaches to Flanders to support ALL GBR sailors attending. It would be helpful to know well in advance how many boats are planning on going this year. If you think you are going to attend please let me know.

French Nationals - 12-17 July 2014

This event will be an RYA supported event for all transition squad sailors. We understand other boats are likely to attend so if you are planning on going and are interested in getting involved in some parent funded coaching and on the water support please let me know.


If you want a break from revision or exams the Garmin Summer Series kicks off with the Carsington Summer Trophy on Sunday 11th May. Other events continue throughout the summer. How many 420s are we going to be seeing there? Always a good 420 turn-out in the SailJuice Winter Series.... Enter now
... with the chance to win a Garmin VIRB Elite action camera at each event

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 Zealand’s 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 Ladies’ 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.

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