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Countdown to the Bloody Mary

by Tony Bishop 7 Dec 2016 09:21 GMT 7 January 2017
The Bloody Mary © Alex Irwin /

It's just one month until the Bloody Mary will be back at Queen Mary Sailing Club, this time, on Saturday 7th January 2017. The event is the 5th leg of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series and will again hope to attract over 400 sailors to make this the largest pursuit race in the UK and probably the world!

What is the Bloody Mary?

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. The race lasts 150 minutes.

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With an entry limit of 350 boats, enter early to avoid disappointment. Online entry will close at midnight on Wednesday 4th January 2017 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!

Wishing you a great Christmas from everyone at Queen Mary Sailing Club. We look forward to welcoming you to the 44th Bloody Mary in the New Year.