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420 Open at Itchenor Sailing Club

by Rebecca Oldfield on 1 Nov 28-29 October 2017
Itchenor 420 Open © ISC

Fresh from training in Weymouth and Rutland, the International 420 class travelled to Itchenor Sailing Club in West Sussex for a coached open meeting on 28-29 October. The sailors were greeted with unseasonably warm weather, an empty Chichester Harbour and perfect 420 winds of between ten and twenty knots.

Although there was extremely close racing throughout the weekend, results on day one were dominated by Vita Heathcoate and Milly Boyle with four bullets out of five races, showing exceptional speed and boat-handling on multiple, tight race courses.

Others threatened, but Eleanor Keers and Aaron Chadwick were the only team to break the perfect streak and, with slightly more breeze on Sunday morning, opened with two wins to briefly challenge for the overall event, before Vita and Milly got back on top form to win the last three races and ultimately the Open meeting. Eleanor and Aaron came in second place followed by Adele Young and Dan Burns in third place.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelm & CrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
155517Vita Heathcote & Milly Boyle11131221119
256339Eleanor Keers & Aaron Chadwick232121133214
353966Adele Young & Dan Burns323233352321
454852Bertie Fisher & Fraser Hemmings476464426535
555242Megan Ferguson & Bee Harris555746544436
652066Haydn Sewell & William Heathcote1044887695749
754379Charlotte Boyle & Georgia Baker7109975768655
854848Ellie Driver & Rachel Cross887698977859
955190Sally Lorimer & Pippa Jones66855DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC66
1054006Kieron Young & Ruben Stokroos991010109889971
1155381Kitty Goodridge & Lily HendersonDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC101010101086
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