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Sailing Southwest Winter Series 2017-18 starts

by Jonathan Miles 16 Oct 2017 18:05 BST 14 October 2017 - 2 April 2018

Sailing Southwest has launched the new SW Winter Series, with 10 gruelling Winter events spread out across the region. The events will take place between October 2017 and April 2018.

Sailing Southwest together with Gul Watersports are promoting the events and SSW are providing live GPS boat tracking at many of the events.

Overall Results:

EventClubDates
Gul Allspars Final FlingRoyal Western YC14th‑15th October
Wrecker PursuitNorth Devon YC29th October
Penzance PiratePenzance SC12th November
Christmas CrackerPaignton SC3rd December
Exe Sails Roadford RocketRoadford Lake SC28th January
Channel ChopPortishead Y&SC10th February
Exe Sails Starcross SteamerStarcross YC25th February
Sutton Bingham IcicleSutton Bingham SCRCH
Exmoor Ales BeastieWimbleball SCRCH
Torbay TornadoRoyal Torbay YCRIL

There are 10 events that make up the series, with six to count towards the final results. The series kicked off at Plymouth's RWYC on 14/15 October with a 2 day event – the Gul Allspars Final Fling. The Final Fling had 44 boats from foiling moths and International Canoes to Lasers and almost everything in between racing. Full report and pictures to follow on our event web pages www.sailingsw.co.uk/sw-series.

The next event will be at Instow, North Devon with the NDYC Gull Wrecker 120 minute pursuit race on Sunday 29th October.

In addition to the main series, there is a 3-race sub-series (with all to count) called the SSW Lakes Series. These three events; the Roadford Rocket, the Sutton Bingham Icicle, and the Exmoor Beastie (Wimbleball) all take place on SW Lakes.

For information, updates and series standings, visit www.sailingsw.co.uk/sw-series

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