The Australian 420 Championship finished up yesterday after three races were sailed in a 10 to 15-knot southwesterly breeze on the final day.
The event has been sailed with a really strong and competitive fleet off the Seacliff beach as part of the SA Summer of Sail Festival.
Otto Henry and Rome Featherstone from New South Wales dominated the final day of racing with two wins and did enough to gain the lead at the right time and become the 2017 Australian champions.
They were closely followed by Nia Jerwood and Monique deVries from Western Australia in second place, who were competitive all regatta and held the lead for the majority of the event.
In third place was the hometown heroes, the South Australian pair of Matt Meaney and Sam Magarey who were also very consistent after a big year of training and racing on home waters.
Jerwood and deVries were also the winners of the Australian 420 Women’s Championship, while the Australian junior championship was won by Cole Tapper and Tom Green from New South Wales.
Following the awards ceremony last night, the Australian team for the 2017 420 World Championship in Fremantle, Western Australia, in December this year was announced.
As the host nation, Australia is allowed to double its allocation and send 14 open division teams, 14 women’s division teams and 12 under-17 division teams.
Best of luck to all the teams in the Worlds later this year and also those that are continuing their racing in the SA Summer of Sail Festival by competing in the Australian Youth Championships this week.