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Start the countdown to the GJW Direct 46th Bloody Mary

by Tony Bishop 27 Nov 2019 21:39 GMT 11 January 2020
GJW Direct Bloody Mary 2019 © Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv

We start our countdown to the iconic GJW Direct Bloody Mary at Queen Mary Sailing Club, this time on Saturday 11th January, 2020.

It's the 5th leg of the Selden SailJuice Winter Series and will again hope to attract over 400 sailors to make a Bloody Mary at the west London waters. If you're ready to rock and roll, sign up here: events.sailracer.org/eventsites/new.asp?eventid=215241

Jez Entwistle from GJW Direct commented; "We are delighted to be the title sponsor of the Bloody Mary which kick starts the UK's 2020 racing season. GJW Direct is a provider of comprehensive insurance to all classes of dinghies and other leisure boats and we can provide instant quotes and cover on line."

The Bloody Mary is open to all dinghy classes with a PY number equal to or lower than the International Topper, it takes the form of a two and half hour pursuit race with the slowest boat starting first at 12 noon and the faster boats starting progressively later depending on a handicap rating which is set by the Race Committee.

Online entry will close at midnight Wednesday 8th January and there is an entry limit again this year, so enter early to avoid disappointment! Entries will be accepted on the day until the entry limit is reached. The Entry desk will open at 8:00am and close at 12:00pm, please arrive early and head to the clubhouse to complete the forms.

To get a taste of this event we found this great video by @solosailing1: footage of big winds and fast sailing across a range of classes in the 2015 edition.

The Notice of Race which includes the entry form, and the Sailing Instructions can both be found at www.queenmary.org.uk/racing/bloody-mary

We look forward to seeing you this coming year at Queen Mary Sailing Club.

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