The three teams that comprise the 420 class representatives in Team Seldén stamped their authority on the 2008 Youth Nationals held in Pwllheli Sailing Club in North Wales, with first, third and fifth placings. Indeed Seldén had excellent results throughout the 420 class, with seven teams out of the top ten using a Seldén rig.
The recently formed team of Ben Saxton and David De Boltz sailed excellently to win the event using a Seldén Cumulus mast and 2628 boom section. Rivals and fellow Team Seldén sailors James Rusden and Joe Williams sailed consistently to finish in fourth using the same Seldén spar products. The Cumulus proved its strength within the 420 class powering four teams to finishing results within the top ten. After winning the End of Seasons last year, James commented "We were very fast, I was really pleased with the Cumulus mast and how well it is performing.”
Top girl pairing of Imogen Stanley and Kate MacGregor, also members of Team Seldén sailed to fifth place using the Seldén Kappa mast. Three teams finishing in the top ten used this more dynamic section, still the best choice for the lighter teams within the 420 fleet. Congratulations also to Phil Sparks and Ben Gratton, finishing third using a Seldén Kappa mast at their first event together.
The Seldén Cumulus and Kappa rigs both come fitted with the Seldén fully adjustable spreader system allowing optimised tuning through easy and accurate adjustment both on and off the water. The Cumulus and Kappa products can also be fitted with Seldén mast halyard lock, an option that has become very popular within the 420 fleet. The halyard lock minimises mast compression and halyard stretch while maximising the effectiveness of the cunningham.
Please find a spar results list below.
Place Name of sailors Boat number Mast manufacturer
1st Ben Saxton and David De Boltz 53303 Seldén cumulus
2nd Owain Matthews and Tim Saxton 52871 Superspar M7
3rd Phil Sparks and Ben Gratton 52759 Seldén kappa
4th James Rusden and Joe Williams 53158 Seldén cumulus
5th Imogen Stanley & Kate MacGregor 53327 Seldén kappa
6th Peter Irwin and David Kohler 53229 Seldén cumulus
7th Hamish Stone and Chris Proffit 52483 Superspar M7
8th Ben Palmer and Piers Strong 53116 Seldén kappa
9th Matt Rainback and Simon Foskett 53232 Seldén cumulus
10th Tom Kinver & Charlie Makepeace 52426 Superspar M7
For more information on Seldén 420 products please visit our website www.seldenmast.co.uk.
April 18 2008
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