Countdown to Bloody Mary


In just one month on Saturday 9th January 2016, the Bloody Mary will be back for another magical day at Queen Mary Sailing Club in west London. The event (which is also the 6th leg of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series) again hopes to attract over 400 sailors to make this the largest pursuit race in the UK and probably the world.

The Bloody Mary is open to all dinghy classes with a PY number equal to or lower than the International Topper and to selected keelboat classes.  The first start is scheduled for 12 noon with the slowest boats starting first and the faster boats starting progressively later and the race lasts 150 minutes.

With an entry limit of 350 boats, enter early to avoid disappointment.  Online entry will close at midnight Wednesday 6th January and entries will be accepted on the day from 8:30am until 12:00 or until the entry limit is reached.  Don’t leave it too late!

To get a flavour of the event, watch last year’s winners Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton in a Fireball giving a great insight into what it takes to win. 


8/12/2015 06:46


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2015/16 Series 
Draycote Dash21/22 November 2015
Datchet Flyer12/13 December 2015
Brass Monkey27 December 2015
Grafham Grand Prix28 December 2015
Oxford Blue2 January 2016
Bloody Mary9 January 2016
Tiger Trophy6/7 February 2016



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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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