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More than 280 advance entries for the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series

by Andy Rice 31 Oct 13:37 GMT
Seldén SailJuice Winter Series: Robert Gullan & Mari Shepherd © Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk

With racing in short supply during 2020, it seemed inevitable that interest in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series would be sky high.

Following the opening of 'pre-registration' a few weeks ago, more than 280 boats have already signed up for this classic winter travellers' series, despite the first event being more than three weeks away.

Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash - 2 events in 1

The Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash is set to open the competition over the weekend of 21 & 22 November, although the format is different this year with Draycote Water Sailing Club keen to deliver an event that fully complies with Covid 19 regulations. The biggest change is that Saturday will be Singlehanders Day and Sunday will be for the Doublehanders. In addition, the club has put in place a number of systems such as a drive-thru registration process, where you don't actually leave your car. The Official Noticeboard is virtual - on a What's App group for which there is a QR code in the Notice of Race. For the prize-giving, winners will be invited to choose their prize from the Fernhurst website after the event it will be posted out to them.

Using SailRacer's GPS tracking system, individual rankings will be produced for each day and combined across the weekend based on the tracking data, adjusted to conditions on each day. The Notice of Race is published and Invitational Entry opens Monday 2nd November, based on sailors selected from those on the pre-registration list according to the criteria listed below. There's also a special offer for competitors to order in advance the new Rules in Practice 2021-2024 by Bryan Willis at 25% off and collect at the Draycote Dash.

Pre-register now

The criteria for pre-registration have been designed to be as flexible and fair as possible. Here's a reminder of how pre-registration works, and the criteria by which entries are prioritised:

  • £5 advance deducted against the actual entry fee for each event
  • Spaces only allocated to those who have paid an advance against a number of criteria depending on the circumstances of each event
  • Order when payment for advance received (earlier entries given priority)
  • Class allocation - to ensure spread of classes represented
  • Demographic allocation (age and gender)
  • Number of events registered for
  • Number of events attended in previous Seldén SailJuice Winter Series
  • Host club members allocation
  • Distance to travel
If a sailor is successfully in being allocated a space against an individual event they will be sent a payment link for the balance of the entry fee which has to be paid within 5 days unless otherwise stated in the payment request.
  • If event cancelled, advance refunded 100%
  • If entry not allocated, advance refunded 100%
  • No refunds if the event goes ahead and sailor doesn't attend after being allocated a space
Pre-registration for the events is now open at www.sailjuiceseries.com The Events

The following events are in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series 2020/21:

  • Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash, Draycote Water Sailing Club
    21 & 22 November 2020

  • Datchet Flyer, Datchet Water Sailing Club
    5 & 6 December 2020

  • Burghfield Brass Monkey, Burghfield Sailing Club
    27 December 2020

  • Grafham Grand Prix, Grafham Water Sailing Club
    3 January 2021

  • Bloody Mary, Queen Mary Sailing Club
    9 January 2021

  • King George Gallop, King George Sailing Club
    23 January 2021

  • John Merricks Tiger Trophy, Rutland Sailing Club
    6 & 7 February 2021

  • Oxford Blue, Oxford Sailing Club
    13 February 2021

You can find out more about the Series at www.SailJuiceSeries.com

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