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Click on the title to view the selection policy. Our selectors, Willis Fuller and Brian Wilkins are very happy to answer any questions that you may have. The Notice of Race for the Worlds can be found on The NoR for the Junior Europeans has yet to be published, but all information will be found at

RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace 28th Feb / 1st March 2015

Calling all sailors and parents!
If you have a couple of hours to spare on either day we would love to welcome you to the stand to help advertise and promote 420s to potential new sailors to the 420 class.
Please contact Ian or Bev Sparks on 01202 602863 or email if you would like to help and what day is your preference.

Please click on this title to view the communication from the RYA explaining that they will not be sending any sailors to the EUROSAFS this year, unless the date is changed.

Open Class Coaching

Class coaching registration has been added to the events web site for Feb and March. Not planning any coached sessions in January but there is a great sail juice series for practicing racing in Jan. Which includes the Bloody Mary, Steve Nicholson Trophy and Tiger Trophy.

Additional RYA UK Youth Squad Place

Congatulations to Max Clapp and Ross Banham in achieving a RYA UK 420 youth squad place following their success in the End of Seasons regatta in November. This now completes the 10 boat squad for this Winter's training.

3rd to 6th January at the Lega Navale Italiana di Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy. See Flyer. Contact: Tom Mapplebeck

Please click on this title to view a synopsis of plans and costs for sailors at the 420 Junior Europeans in Port Bourgas, Bulgaria, in August 2015

Please click on this title for an update on plans and costs for the sailors attending 420 Worlds in Karatsu Bay, Kyushu, Japan in July 2015.

Congratulations to Max Clapp and Ross Barham, winners of the noblemarine End of Seasons; Sarah Norbury and Mari Davies first girls and second overall and to Douglas Elmes and Colin O'Sullivan in third, who came over from Ireland for the event. 50 boats enjoyed a great weekend sailing in predominately light breezes on Grafham Water. For full report and results see:

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:
Isabel DAVIES & Gemma KEERS
Robbie KING & Alex KING
Jemma VINEY & Matilda MATTHEWS
Daniel ATHERTON & Matthew VINEY

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.


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.

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