Nicholas Sharman/James Grogan win 2015 Victorian 420 State Championship
The 2015 Victorian 420 Championships concluded on Monday after three days of intense racing for the thirteen boat fleet, in light to moderate north-westerly to south-westerly breeze off Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne, Australia.
The fleet completed a full score card of 10 races, with two drops. A highlight was to see the two fleets of youth sailors competing, as the Championships were co-hosted with the Victorian 29er Championships.
Nicholas Sharman/James Grogan sailing ‘Azzurra’ finished 1st overall and took the 2015 Victorian Champions on 10 points ahead of the very fast twin partnership of Laura Harding/Hayden Harding sailing ‘Two Little Blossoms’ on 15 points. Sharman/Grogan won 6 of the 20 races, took three 2nd places and an 8th.
Third to Hugo Llewelyn/Jasper Pluim in ‘Hooligan’ on a 25 point scorecard. Sophie Jackson/Ella Sharman sailing ‘LOL’ finished 7th to claim the 2015 Victorian Ladies Championship title.
Notable performances from new combinations were Charlie Dixon/Josh Copeland, Finian O’Gorman/Charlie Basser and brothers Hamish Bolton/Alex Bolton. Congratulations are due to all competitors for their outstanding concentration and light air skills!
Find out information about the Australian 420 Class Association at www.420sailing.org/default/classinfo/classinfo/text/Australian420ClassAssociation