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Entry open for 14th Seldén SailJuice Winter Series

by Andy Rice 22 Oct 2022 16:13 BST
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Get your entry in for one or multiple events in Great Britain's most popular winter sailing series, now in its 14th season...

The 14th edition of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series kicks off in four weeks' time, starting with the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash on 19 & 20 November 2022. There are nine events across a three-month period, culminating in the Oxford Blue on 18 February 2023 and the prize-giving on the Main Stage of the RYA Dinghy Show a week later.

Seldén is back for the fourth year as title sponsor of the series which since 2009 has aimed to provide the fairest possible handicap racing for small boats in the UK.

Entry for the event is now open at

The Seldén SailJuice Winter Series aims to appeal to as many classes as possible, with typically almost 100 different types of boat represented across the season, from the well known modern dinghies as well as the old classics. Go to the dropdown menu of classes and place your entry. If your class needs to be added, contact


The Seldén SailJuice Winter Series has been nominated for "Event of the Year" in the British Yachting Awards. If you haven't already placed your vote, please do so here:


One of the great social aspects of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series is to meet up with old friends from other classes and fleets who you don't get a chance to catch up with during the summer months.

The variety of race courses and formats also really sharpens up your skills for when you get back to your class racing.

Last year's winner, Ben McGrane, campaigned with his 505 helmsman Roger Gilbert to work on their boathandling and fleet management skills. "The 505 is geared up for long legs where the focus is on boatspeed, but doing the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series forces us to sail the boat in different ways, which is all good for when you come back to your class racing during the summer."


Some fleets choose to use some of the events as their class championships, such as the RS Aero which typically brings up to 50 boats for the concluding event of the season, the Oxford Blue, which in recent years has served as the Aero Winter Championships. If you're interested in choosing one, some or even all of the events in the Series to construct your own class championships, email


There are many different categories available for sponsorship in the Series. If you're interested in becoming a commercial sponsor for one of the different categories (eg. Family/ Lady/ Club/ Youth), please contact:


  • Launch of the series on the Seldén stand at Southampton Boat Show, Sept 2022
  • Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash, Draycote Water Sailing Club, 20 & 21 November 2022
  • Datchet Flyer, Datchet Water Sailing Club, 3 & 4 December 2022
  • Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey, Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club, 27 December 2022
  • Burghfield Breezer, Burghfield Sailing Club, 27 December 2022
  • Grafham Grand Prix, Grafham Water Sailing Club, 2 January 2023
  • Bloody Mary, Queen Mary Sailing Club, 7 January 2023
  • King George Gallop, King George Sailing Club, 21 January 2023
  • John Merricks Tiger Trophy, Rutland Sailing Club, 4 & 5 February 2023
  • Oxford Blue, Oxford Sailing Club, 18 February 2023
  • Prizegiving at RYA Dinghy Show, Farnborough, 25 February 2023


2021/22 - Roger Gilbert & Ben McGrane (505)
2020/21 - Simon Horsfield & Katie Burridge/ Natalie Johnson (2000)
2019/20 - Simon Horsfield & Katie Burridge (2000)
2018/19 - Simon Horsfield & Katie Burridge (2000)
2017/18 - Alistair Goodwin (Laser)
2016/17 - Matt Mee & Emma Norris (RS200)
2015/16 - Ian Dobson & Andy Tunnicliffe (GP14)
2014/15 - Nick Craig & various crews (Merlin Rocket)
2013/14 - Michael Sims (Solo)
2012/13 - Tom Gillard & Simon Potts (Fireball)
2011/12 - Peter Gray & Rachael Rhodes (Scorpion)
2010/11 - Andy Peake (Musto Skiff)
2009/10 - Olly Turner & Richard Whitworth (Merlin Rocket)

Entry for the event is now open at

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