After six months, two countries and 44 individual races at four major events, the Club 420 Association’s coveted Triple Crown Awards came down to the last races of the last regatta for the 2022season.This is the ninth season of the series championship which recognizes the top teams and the top individual athletes, both skippers and crew, who accumulate the most points throughout the series of four high-level competitions; The Club 420 Association Midwinter Championship for the John V. Hanson Trophy held annually at the US Sailing Center of Martin County, Club 420 Nationals hosted by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Club 420 North Americans at Buffalo Canoe Club and the South Shore Championship at Sayville Yacht Club.
Thirty-seven teams registered for the series representing all regions of the Association including the US, Canada and the US Virgin Islands. Scoring for the series in 2022 is a high point system with each team receiving one drop. The awards for top team including the Morgan Cup were presented to Griggs and Emery Diemar of Coral Reef Yacht Club with 120 total points; in second place, the team of Peter Busch and Cam Spriggs of San Diego Yacht Club won the tiebreaker with 112 points; third place went to Read Decker and Sophia Mulvania from Newport Beach, California also with 112 points.
Association Executive Director, Dillon Paiva, said “We are excited to have had so many excellent youth sailors participate, the quality of the competition is quite high and I think that this has made this season long competition quite exciting. The point spread throughout the season was very close and the top 3 wasn’t determined until the final regatta. “
The Club 420 Association congratulates all the winners and all the athletes for their participation and for supporting the class association throughout the year. Full results may be found at www.club420.org.
About the Club 420 Association – The Club 420 Association was established in 1980 to promote, foster, encourage and sponsor one-design sailing for youth sailors. The Association annually sponsors a North American Championship, US and Canadian National Championships and a team racing Championship as well as regional championships across North America while promoting the class to all ability and experience levels of youth sailing.