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Can you beat a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Champion in this weekend's Datchet Flyer?

by Andy Rice 10 Dec 2021 14:11 GMT 11-12 December 2021
Men's 49er Gold for Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell (GBR) at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition © Sailing Energy / World Sailing

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Champion in the 49er, Dylan Fletcher, jumps into a National 18 dinghy for the first time as he competes in Event #2 of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series, this weekend's Datchet Flyer...

The 49er Olympic Champion Dylan Fletcher is among the list of competitors for this weekend's Datchet Flyer, the second event of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series. This year's winner at Tokyo 2020 is stepping into the back of a National 18 dinghy with Ben Wilson and Michael Batchelor from the Isle of Man Yacht Club.

"Michael's usual helm couldn't make it so I'm coming along and I'm really looking forward to it," said Fletcher. "I've always wanted to do more of the SailJuice events, the Bloody Mary, the Tiger Trophy, but never been able to make it. Never raced a National 18 before but it should be fun!"

With a moderate south-westerly forecast for the Saturday and slightly stronger for Sunday, it promises to be a good day for the 91 entries from 32 classes.

There's a maximum entry limit of 100, so if you want to compete against Dylan and the rest of the mixed handicap fleet, GET IN QUICK! Enter at www.sailjuiceseries.com

At 1900 hours this evening there's an Online Briefing for all competitors at www.facebook.com/SeldenSailJuiceWinterSeries

The online prize-giving will take place next Thursday evening.

32 classes have entered the Datchet Flyer

420: 17
470: 1
505: 3
Albacore: 1
Blaze: 2
D-Zero: 3
Enterprise: 2
GP14: 1
Hadron H2: 4
K1: 1
Laser (ILCA 7): 4
Laser 4.7 (ILCA 4): 2
Laser Radial (ILCA 6): 5
Merlin Rocket: 3
Miracle: 1
Musto Skiff: 1
National 18: 2
Osprey: 4
Phantom: 1
RS Aero 7: 8
RS Feva XL: 1
RS Vareo: 3
RS200: 6
RS300: 1
RS400: 3
RS500: 1
Scorpion: 2
Solo: 3
Streaker: 1
Supernova: 2
Topper: 1
Vortex: 1

Events in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series 2021/22:

  • Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash, Draycote Water SC
    20 & 21 November 2021
  • Datchet Flyer, Datchet Water Sailing Club
    11 & 12 December 2021
  • Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey, Yorkshire Dales SC
    27 December 2021
  • Burghfield Breezer, Burghfield Sailing Club
    27 December 2021
  • Grafham Grand Prix, Grafham Water Sailing Club
    2 January 2022
  • Bloody Mary (TBC), Queen Mary Sailing Club
    8 January 2022
  • King George Gallop, King George Sailing Club
    22 January 2022
  • John Merricks Tiger Trophy, Rutland Sailing Club
    5 & 6 February 2022
  • Oxford Blue, Oxford Sailing Club
    19 February 2022

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