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Big Name Entries for next weekend's Tiger Trophy

by Andy Rice 31 Jan 06:24 GMT 5-6 February 2022

Next up in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series is the Tiger Trophy at Rutland Sailing Club, with some well-known names ready to compete for the title...

Winners of the past two Tiger Trophies are among the leading contenders for next weekend's event at Rutland Sailing Club on 5 & 6 February. This is the fifth event in this season's Seldén SailJuice Winter Series.

Last year's victors Dave Hall and Paul Constable have competed at every edition of the Tiger Trophy in honour of their late friend, John Merricks, widely considered the greatest sailor to have emerged from Rutland. Hall & Constable's Fireball will be up against the winners from the previous year, Neil Marsden and Jonny McGovern back in their 470. Nathan Batchelor & Sam Pascoe are not regulars in the RS400 together but this Ovington Boats works team have won plenty of major titles in other classes and are likely to be fast. Nick Craig & Toby Lewis would be fast if they were in an RS400 too, but they're chancing their handicap opportunities in a GP14 dinghy instead.

Others to watch include Amelie Hiscocks crewed in the 29er by her double Olympic medal-winning dad Simon. There's a strong contingent of the Tylecote family also entered, with Fiona Tylecote and Sarah Kemp racing a 2000, and Fiona's sons Jamie and Ben Tylecote each racing ILCA 6 singlehanders. Roger Gilbert & Ben McGrane have already won two events so far in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series and are looking to consolidate their position in the overall rankings with a good score from Rutland.

With more than 50 boats already entered in a range of classes, the Tiger Trophy is shaping up to be one of the most competitive and well-attended events of this winter.

To put your name down for the racing and the legendary Tiger Dinner on Saturday night, enter below.

Enter the Tiger Trophy at www.sailjuiceseries.com

The Events

The following events are 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
  • CANCELLED - Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey, Yorkshire Dales SC
    27 December 2021
  • Burghfield Breezer, Burghfield Sailing Club
    27 December 2021
  • CANCELLED - Grafham Grand Prix, Grafham Water Sailing Club
    2 January 2022
  • CANCELLED - GJW Direct Bloody Mary, 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

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

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