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Winners of 10th Selden SailJuice Winter Series to be crowned at RYA Dinghy Show

by Andy Rice 1 Mar 07:30 GMT 2-3 March 2019
Simon Horsfield and Katie Burridge win the Selden SailJuice Winter Series 2019 © Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk

Simon Horsfield and Katie Burridge, who have won the 10th Selden SailJuice Winter Series, are headed to the RYA Dinghy Show to receive a brand new trophy produced by Selden...

Simon Horsfield and Katie Burridge put together a stellar set of scores in their 2000 dinghy to win the 10th edition of the Selden SailJuice Winter Series. They join an illustrious group of top-class sailors - a mix of national and world champions - who have won in a variety of boats. Nine different types of boat have won over the past decade, the only repeat class being the Merlin Rocket.

Horsfield and Burridge will be the stars of the show at the Selden SailJuice Winter Series prizegiving which will be held at the RYA Dinghy Show, Saturday 2nd March, 10.30. Come along and celebrate all the winners, relive all the action this winter and learn about plans for next winter, as well as the new Great British Sailing Challenge.

The 10th Anniversary of the SailJuice Winter Series saw growing numbers, with nearly 600 entries, 1,000 sailors from 92 different classes, representing over 300 clubs. This year has seen number of qualifiers up 47% to 50, and more people doing all 7 events. This year there were more media activities such as live videos and interviews, with more events being tracked by SailRacer, all meaning more people are following the Series online, with unique site visitors up 17% to 8,336.

Simon Horsfield, who with Katie Burridge is the reigning 2000 National Champion, explained his reasons for joining in this year's Series. "We'd seen all the positives around the Selden SailJuice Winter Series and we just wanted to be part of that. Katie and I thought it be a great way to get some racing in against some really competitive sailors and also keep our skills up for the coming season in the 2000. We were really delighted with how it panned out in the end. We really gained confidence after each event. I'm enjoying it more and more and we ended up being really captivated by the Series. It's been fantastic."

Burridge said the publicity around the Series has galvanised more sailing in the winter. "The buzz that has been created around social media with the Facebook posts and how everyone's engaged with that - it just encourages loads of sailors who wouldn't necessarily come out over the winter to race against each other. We all know how great it is for more and more boats to be on the water and I think the SailJuice Series has really helped increase the numbers."

Horsfield said the style of racing keeps you on your toes. "You can't let up for a minute because you're always racing against the clock, so you can never relax. The competition across the classes is so strong, and you have to gauge the boats around you, whether they're faster or slower than you, and set your tactics accordingly."

The top ten sees nine different classes represented, including some rare ones like the National 18 which came second, sailed by Peter Gray, Richard Pepperdine and Simon Forbes, and the retro-futuristic Norfolk Punt which father and son team of Colin and Oly Murray raced to 7th overall. They were also the top family team in a growing trend towards parents and children racing together in the Series.

There are many other category winners in the many Series within the Series, so please come along and support them at the prize-giving.

Top 10 Overall in the Selden SailJuice Winter Series 2019:

PosNameClassPoints
1Simon Horsfield & Katie Burridge200023.12
2Peter Gray, Richard Pepperdine & Simon ForbesNational 1834.92
3Alistair GoodwinLaser40.98
4Megan Ferguson & Bettine Harris42058.99
5Tom GillardSolo61.63
6Ben SchoolingMusto Skiff74.43
7Colin & Oly MurrayNorfolk Punt82.34
8Ralph & Sophie SingletonRS800106.11
9Ben FlowerLaser106.47
10Ben & Simon HawkesOsprey110.59

Selden SailJuice Winter Series Prize Giving

The official prizegiving takes place this Saturday 2nd March at the RYA Dinghy Show. Series organisers Andy Rice and Simon Lovesey will present the highlights from this Winter, with a vast array of prizes to be awarded across the numerous categories. Andy and Simon will be on the stand from 1015am on Saturday soon after the doors open, ready for the prizegiving which will start promptly at 1030am. It takes place at the Class Association Stage, which you can find by heading in the direction of the big organ. Book your RYA Dinghy Show tickets now: www.rya.org.uk/dinghy-show/Pages/tickets.aspx

For more info on the Selden SailJuice Winter Series, go to www.sailjuiceseries.com

Great British Sailing Challenge - Some of the events in the Selden SailJuice Winter Series were also part of the new Great British Sailing Challenge. The next event is the King George Gallop (16-17 March). Online entry is open, so book your spot now at: www.sailingchallenge.org

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