17 TEAMS LINE UP FOR BRITISH 470 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS12 Sep 2017
Hosted at Castle Cove Sailing Club from 9-10 September, racing at the 2017 470 British National Championships unfolded on the waters of the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition off Weymouth.
Seventeen teams competed with top honours going to Jonny McGovern/Christian Birrell, showing that whilst McGovern is more often found coaching 470 teams nowadays he is still more than able to stay out front around the race track. Over the give race series, the partnership took out a 2,2,1,2 scorecard, having discarded their 5th place, to finish 1 point ahead of Martin Wrigley/James Taylor. Third overall and top ladies team were Amy Seabright/Anna Carpenter. Top youth team were Aaron Holman/Marcus Tressler in 7th overall.
The National Championships, sponsored by JDX, was preceded by a 2-day training event, with conditions for racing over the weekend hitting over 30 knots.
Image - l-r: Aaron Holman, Amy Seabright, Anna Carpenter, Christian Birrell, Jonny McGovern, Marcus Tressler.