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44th Bloody Mary 2017 Briefing

by Tony Bishop 19 Nov 2016 12:00 GMT 7 January 2017
43rd Bloody Mary © Alex Irwin /

This is the official briefing for the 44th Bloody Mary to be on Saturday 7th January, 2017, at Queen Mary Sailing Club.

What is it?

The Bloody Mary Pursuit Race is the largest inland dinghy race held in the UK. Open to all dinghy classes with a PY number equal to or lower that the International Topper, it takes the form of a two and half hour Pursuit Race with the slowest boat starting at 12:00 noon and the faster boats starting progressively later depending on a handicap rating which is set by the Race Committee. This iconic event, which is in the Yachts and Yachting hall of fame as one of the Top 5 events in the world, draws competitors from all over the UK and the Continent.

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