Sinks, McElvain win Club 420 US National Championship
Published on July 17th, 2014
San Diego, CA (July 17, 2014) – Locals Scott Sinks and Rebecca McElvain won the Club 420 US National Championship, posting a 1-7-3 on the third and final day to take the lead and the title. Locals Max and Ian Brill, who held the lead after day two, finished two points back in second, with Romain Screve and Jackson Ritter from San Francisco just one point further back in third. The 53-boat fleet completed 10 races on the ocean venue.
Report provided by class media…
The 2014 edition of the national championship was an exciting one! Going into the last day of nationals the top 5 were within 5 points of each other and the top 2 teams were tied. San Diego brought beautiful conditions especially the last 2 days with sunny skies and 8-12 kts of breeze.
The 2014 nationals was the biggest ever on the west coast with 55 boats registered. “This is a great step forward for the c420 class on the west coast,” John Vandemoer, Class director said. “This years nationals also saw a record number of younger sailors that are in the nationals for the first time, it is really exciting.” The c420 class moves the nationals around the country to promote the class and to see new and wonderful venues like San Diego.
The last day of the championship was a picture perfect day with 8-12 kt breeze and bright sunshine. The stage was set for some tight racing in all three of the last races. After each race the lead changed including for the championship. Scott Sinks and Rebecca McElvain of San Diego Yacht Club finished the day strong to clinch their first c420 national championship.
San Diego Yacht Club was a spectacular host giving us great weather and fantastic hospitality. “SDYC pulled out all the stops to put on a great event for the sailors and the class. Traci Miller and her large group of volunteers were unsung hero’s putting on a top level event,” said class director John Vandemoer.