February 18-20, 2017 Results at: http://www.club420.org
Jensen Beach, FL – A 103 boat fleet was treated to a spectacular weekend of racing that saw conditions that delivered each day and certainly kept the competitors on their toes from shifty light conditions to full trapeze planning conditions, we had it all. The regatta format was two days of a qualifying round, where the fleet was divided into two fleets and seeded by a formula. The final day was a medal round where the top 52 boats were in gold and sail for the championship and the next 51 boats sailed in silver.
The regatta was close all the way through with Jack Johansson and Jack DeNatale from “Team Chill” showing off some commanding speed at times leading the regatta through the qualifying round with their worst score as a 2. On the second day of racing Jack and Jack swept the day with all firsts. Not to be out done Tucker Weed and Olivia de Olazarra stayed tight with the Jacks by scoring no lower than a 3 and staying extremely consistent through the qualifying round and setting up a show down with Jack and Jack on the last day trailing by just 4 points. Ivan Shestopalov and Claudia Loiacono stood in third after the qualifying round 10 points back of Tucker and Olivia and in a tight battle with local hero’s Emily and Katie Bornarth from the USSC Martin County.
On the Final day Tucker Weed and Olivia de Olazarra from Coral Reef Yacht Club showed their mental toughness and overcame the deficit to beat Jack Johansson and Jack DeNatale to win the 2017 Midwinter championship. The local ladies Katie and Emily Bornarth also battled today finishing 3rd overall. It was a fantastic weekend of racing with 11 races in Gold and 10 races in silver fleet. The PRO Campbell Rich and his team did a fantastic job keeping the racing going and keeping it fair in sometimes tough conditions. The class thanks Alan Jenkinson and his incredible group of volunteers for another great Midwinter championship in Martin County, we look forward to next year!
Top 5- Gold Fleet
Tucker Weed/ Olivia de Olazarra 18pts.
Jack Johansson/ Jack DeNatale 22pts.
Emily Bornarth/ Katie Bornarth 50pts.
Jack Reiter/ Tanner Chapko 54pts.
Boyd Bragg/Aisling Sullivan 61pts.
Top Junior Boat
Luke Arnone/ Mariner Fagan
About The Club 420 Class Association
The Club 420 Association was established in 1980 to promote, foster, encourage and sponsor one-design sailing. The Association sponsors a class North American Championship, US and Canadian National Championships as well as regional championships for the class across North America while promoting the class to all ability and experience levels of youth sailing. Since 2006, the class membership has more than doubled from 300 to its current 715 members. The class offers many regional, national and North American championships in both fleet and team racing formats as well as clinics across North America. Our Nationals / North Americans have had 175 boats attend, with all levels of sailors competing in some of the finest and socially fun regattas you will attend.
About The Club 420
The Club 420 is a two person dingy which forms the base of many local, high school and collegiate programs in North America. Simple for beginning sailors and yet challenging enough for collegiate champions. The Club 420 offers more learning opportunities than any other double-handed boat you can find. Over 5,000 Club 420s are sailed in youth, high school and collegiate programs all over the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
John Vandemoer, Executive Director
Email – ED@club420.org