Ireland's Douglas Elmes/Colin O' Sullivan win British End of Season Championship
Forty 420 teams took to the rather chilly waters at Graftham Water Sailing Club for the British End of Season Championship, 28-29 November 2015.
Joining the British line-up were eight teams over from Ireland, one of whom ultimately pushed the Brits off the claim to Championship bragging rights.
Ireland's pairing of Douglas Elmes/Colin O' Sullivan gave themselves overall victory, counting two race wins and a second place, to win over Max Clapp/Ross Banham. Their victory is also a major confidence boost ahead of the ISAF Youth Worlds in Malaysia, where they will again be flying the flag for Ireland against an international line-up of the world's best young 420 sailors, from 27 December to 3 January 2016.
Third and top girls' team were Jenny Cropley/Emma Baker, who will also be heading to the ISAF Youth Worlds along with team mates Max Clapp/Ross Banham.
Four races were completed on Saturday 29 November, before the Championship was cut short when strong winds battered the UK on Sunday forcing racing to be cancelled.