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420 World Championships


Lymington teenagers Milly Boyle and Vita Heathcote (Club Member) have clinched the 420 world championship crown after a thrilling finale in Vilamoura, Portugal.
The pair dominated the week-long regatta, notching up eight top ten finishes including three wins over the 10-race series.
They saw their healthy lead cut to just a few points on the final day under pressure from Italian duo Irene Calici and Petra Gregori, but managed to hang on for the win.
Victory was sealed when the last race of the event was abandoned due to lack of wind.
Heathcote and Boyle have risen through the ranks of the British Youth Sailing programme, which aims to develop the world's best young racing sailors.
In the boys’ fleet, Hadyn Sewell & Vita’s Brother Will Heathcote (both Club Members) claimed 15th in the open category. They finished as the top British Team in the category with 119 net points.
Other top results came from Club Member Oliver Dowson Mcgill & Szymon Matyjaszczuk (GBR) who won the silver fleet.