North Sails: News Details


420 UK Winter Championship

Mike Riley


Tim Riley and Luke Burywood were first youth boat and second overall at the 420 UK Winter Championship, held in Portland Harbour, Weymouth on the 2nd & 3rd March.  Annabel Cattermole and Bryony Bennett Lloyd were first girl and fifth overall.

The first race was held in very light and shifty conditions which eventually died to nothing and racing was abandoned for the day.  The next day was a completely different affair with a biting breeze rising from 13 knots in the first race to 20 knots by the third, this was complemented by an overcast sky to add to the occasion.

The boys sailed a consistent day in the windier conditions to record a 1,3,3 and the girls 4,5,6.  Their coach and sailing Legend Neil Marsden won the event by 2 points after winning the last race.

Please see our class page for more details of the North 420 sails they used.