Sparks & Gratton return to Champion GBR
2008 UK National Champions, Phil Sparks & Ben Gratton, who won Gold at the ISAF World Youths in 2009, returned to win the CurraDinghy British 420 Open & National Championships 2010 at Brightlingsea SC. Mike Wood & Hermione Stanley were 2nd and Tim Gratton & Ed Riley, 3rd, also winning the under-17 prize. Amy Seabright & Rosie Sibthorp are the Women’s National Champions. Neil Marsden, the GBR/RYA Head Coach and former 470 helm, won the (just!) over-21 prize and, the Endeavour Trophy was awarded to Tim Riley & Ross Mackley of Ireland. The first Overseas Boat was Reinier & Maarten Eenkema van Dijk of the LISOT Sailing Foundation & Larchmont YC, USA, who achieved 9th overall.
1 Phil Sparks & Ben Gratton (Hayling Island SC) 20 points
2 Mike Wood & Hermione Stanley (Draycote Water SC / Oxford SC) 26 pts
3 Tim Gratton & Ed Riley (Hayling Island SC / Warsash SC) 28 pts
4 James Hayward & Tim Carter (Waldringfield SC) 36 pts
5 Matt Foskett & Adam Walker (Staunton Harold SC) 78 pts
6 Tarra Gill-Taylor & Christian Townrow (Spinnaker SC & R Lymington YC / Restronguet SC) 78 pts
7 Craig Dibb & Charlie Cox (Warsash SC / Royal Lymington YC) 81 pts
6 Neil Marsden & Flora Stewart (Blackpool SC / Solway YC) 85 pts
9 Reinier & Maarten Eenkema van Dijk (USA - LISOT Sailing Foundation & Larchmont YC) 92 pts
10 Amy Seabright & Rosie Sibthorp (Oxford SC / Itchenor SC) 101 pts
See Final Results and Y&Y Report. Images from the event are posted on the Photo Gallery.