GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series nominated for Event of Year


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Event of the year: GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series

"Inspiring hundreds to keep sailing through the coldest and wildest months of the year, the fifth season of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series saw a total of 835 boats from 95 different classes competing over eight big winter handicap events.

Two brand new fixtures, the Datchet Flyer and the Oxford Blue, joined classic favourites such as the Bloody Mary and the Tiger Trophy in a series which ran over selected weekends between November to February. Open to monohull dinghies ranging from Toppers to 49ers, with four out of eight events counting towards the overall Winter Series results, this is fast becoming a must-do on the calendar of many an ambitious dinghy sailor.

Rather than be put off by the chilly winter weather, many sailors see this unique series as an unmissable opportunity for big wind sailing and an unrivalled chance to gain top level, big fleet experience. The result is superb, close racing that once again in 2014 came right down to the wire.

Additional benefits come in the form of some great sponsor support, seamless online results service provided by the organisers, plus GPS tracking, analysis and live updates now available at several of the events."

Yachts and Yachting



11/11/2014 07:46


2015/16 Series
Draycote Dash22/23 November
Datchet Flyer13/14 December
Brass Monkey27 December
Oxford Blue3 January
Bloody Mary10 January
Steve Nicholson Trophy24 January
Tiger Trophy31 January/1 February
Grafham Grand Prix28 December 22 February



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The GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series is based around the UK's biggest winter handicap events. Sailors from many different dinghy fleets now consider this series as one of the main goals of their winter racing. With great prizes on offer, it attracts some of the best sailors in the country to compete against each other. The series is managed by SailRacer.

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