Dinghy Classes at the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series


A number of classes have decided to run their own Winter Series within the 8 events of the 2014/15 series

During the 2013/14 GJW Direct Winter Series there were over 800 entrants in 95 different classes of dinghy or catamaran.  The following fleets will be competing for their own class winter series during the 2014/15 season, with results extrapolated from the overall results after each event.

If your class would also like to see the fleet leaders, drop us a line via the contacts page.

The Trident Laser Winter Series 

The Laser full rigs are always support their home events strongly but there are increasing numbers of travellers qualifying for the series.  Prizes this year will not only be for the first Laser but also include the lowest placed boat to compete in 4 or more events of the series.  Laser Results



The Overboard Contender Winter Series - best 4 results from any of the 8 events

British Contender Association website - www.sailcontender.org.uk

Last year 9 Contenders took part in the series in total, with Stuart Jones finishing 17th overall.  For the upcoming series a lot more Contender activity is expected as the fleet prepares for some great international events which are just around the corner.

The next Contender Worlds will be at Medemblik in 2015 and then the Europeans at Highcliffe in 2016. These events attract 140+ entries from all around the world.  Following the success of the 2011 Worlds at Weymouth where 144 Contenders competed the UK fleet is looking forward to a busy few years. Contender Results



The Lennon Sails Fireball Winter Series - best 4 results from any of the 8 events

UK Fireball Association website - www.fireballsailing.org.uk

Historically a strong fleet at the Winter events, 29 teams in total raced during the 2013/14 season including Olympian Luke Patience at the Datchet Flyer.  It is 10 years since the Fireball Worlds last came to the UK and they are heading for Pwllheli in August 2015, attracting a number of lapsed Fireballers to come out of retirement.  Fireball Results



Class Series - best 4 results from any of the 8 events

UK RS300 Association website - http://uk.rs300sailing.org

Rarely an event without an RS300 over the winter, the RS300s are expecting a 30% increase in representation from their fleet this year RS 300 Results



Class Series - best 4 results from any of the 8 events

Blaze Class Association website :


 Blaze Results



The Suntouched D-Zero Winter Series - best 4 results from any of the 8 events

Devoti D-Zero Class Association website :



This brand new class from Devoti already has a strong following and will be in action at most of the winter series events during the winter of 2014/15 D-Zero Results



Class Series - best 4 results from any of the 8 events

505 UK Class Association website :


 With WPNSA, Weymouth, hosting the 505 World Championships in July 2015, expect a few of the top names to be out in their Five-ohs over the winter.  505 Results


The RS Sailing/Magic Marine RS Aero Winter Series - best 2 scores from 6 selected events, see association website for more details :


The new RS class will be represented at most of the Winter Events, holding their inaugural winter championships at the Oxford Blue on 3rd January. 

RS Aero Series Results RS Aero Winter Champs Results


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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.

Series Info