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Good breeze on the cards for the Datchet Flyer 2022

by Andy Rice 30 Nov 2022 13:54 GMT 3-4 December 2022
The Datchet Flyer © Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk

Moderate north-westerlies are forecast for this weekend's Datchet Flyer the second event in this season's Seldén SailJuice Winter Series. Almost 50 boats from more than 25 different dinghy classes have entered, with many of the usual suspects along with some new names competing in Sailjuice events for the first time.

Online entry for the Datchet Flyer, and all others in the series, is available at www.sailjuiceseries.com

WHO'S IN THE RUNNING?

Fraser Hayden from Papercourt finished runner-up two years ago at Datchet, and is back in his Solo to see if he can go one better. Maybe managing director of Seldén, Steve Norbury, will give Hayden a run for his money. Sailing with his old friend and crew from way-back-when in 420s, Andy Hill, Norbury is competing in an RS400.

Offshore racing veteran, Nigel King, is competing in an OK singlehander while Richard Smith's outing at the previous series event, the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash, shows he could be a threat in his Musto Skiff in moderate conditions.

There are good entries already in 420s, Ospreys and K1 singlehanded keelboats, as well as more unusual entries such as a Snipe, sailed by the National Champion Lloyd Roberts along with Katy Seddon from Bough Beech. If the wind is light, then Jamie Stewart's three-man Thames A-Rater will be hard to hold back.

WIN A SELDÉN R60 RATCHET BLOCK!

Want to win a Seldén R60 Ratchet Block? It's one of the grippiest blocks on the market, and is kind to your mainsheet too.

For displaying a Seldén sticker on your boat whilst racing at the Seldén Sailjuice Winter Series, you'll be entered into a prize draw to win an R60 to put on your boat. Seldén are awarding two R60s for each of the events in this season's series.

Series photographer Tim Olin will be capturing images of you whilst you compete on the water. A sticker on either side of the bow doubles your chances of being 'Seldén papped' by Tim, but if you can think of somewhere more inventive and visible to position your sticker(s), then see if you can grab Tim's attention with your creativity!

Seldén stickers will be handed out at morning registration.

CATEGORY CONTENDERS

Aside from the main contest for overall honours, there are lots of other category competitions including 'the Craftinsure Top Class', which is based on taking the best three results from each class in each individual race of the Series.

THE EVENTS

The following events are in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series 2022/23:

  • 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

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

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