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Seldén SailJuice Winter Series: Good entries for post-Xmas events

by Andy Rice 22 Dec 2023 07:05 GMT

A good number of boats have signed up already for the next events in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series, the Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey and the Gill Grafham Grand Prix...

Two events done and the next two events of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series are coming up soon after Christmas.

The first is the Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey on 27 December, and the entry deadline closes at the end of Friday 22 December. Already there are 60 entries representing 26 different classes.

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Soon after it's the Gill Grafham Grand Prix on 30 December, and a good number of entries signed up in advance...

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Here's a round-up of the results and standings so far after Round 2 at Datchet Water.

24 boats have competed in both of the first two events, and seven different classes are represented in the Top Ten. With two event wins, Musto Skiff sailor Sam Pascoe easily leads the overall rankings. Fellow Castle Cove member, Ed Presley (Contender), moves up two places to second overall, and 2022/23 Series runner-up Ben Flower (ILCA 7 - Paignton), up two places to third overall.
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Top Class
41 different classes were competing in the Datchet Flyer, and 13 had three or more entries. The Musto Skiffs again dominated, with the 420s second and a strong Contender fleet third. Overall, there are now 47 classes that have achieved rankings, Musto Skiffs still top the leaderboard, with 420s moving up two places to second, and the ILCA 7s hold onto the final podium place. These rankings are based on the best three results for each class across every race.
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Top Club
There were 44 different clubs represented at the Flyer. Castle Cove SC with four entries again were Top Club, with Draycote second and hosts Datchet third. Overall, Castle Cove and Draycote hold onto the top 2 places respectively, with Burghfield moving up seven places, to third. Based on the best three results for each club across every race.
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Great British Sailing Challenge (GBSC) Rankings
Based on extracted results for various GBSC ranking categories, across every race with a discard per every three races.

The Datchet Flyer saw a strong youth contingent, with 20 sailors competing, Harry George and Ralph Cawthorne (420 - Lymington SC) were top juniors and youth, closely followed by classmates Joe Jones and Hennie Burlton (Burghfield SC). Overall Freddie Sunderland (ILCA 6 - Draycote Water), holds onto top spot.
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Below are results so far for various other sub-categories...

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Fast Symmetric Ed Presley (Contender - Castle Cove Sailing Club) moves to the top spot after a couple of wins at Datchet.
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Fast Asymmetric
Sam Pascoe (Musto Skiff - Castle Cove SC) had 4 straight bullets on extracted results for this group at Datchet, to hold onto the overall lead. Tom Morris/Guy Fillmore/James Curtis (RS800 HISC) are still second overall, with Robert Richardson (Musto Skiff - Royal Windermere YC), moving up to third overall.
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Slow Symmetric
This is the largest group, with 83 boats currently picking up points from the first two rounds. 420 sailors Imogen Wade and Hugo Valentine (Draycote Water SC), were again dominant at Datchet Flyer, with three first in the extracted results for the Slow Symmetric group, with dad Dave Wade and Ben Rayner (Scorpion) taking the other win of the event. Overall Imogen and Hugo, increased their lead over Ben Flower (ILCA 7 - Paignton), with Tom Gillard and Rachael Gray (scorpion - Sheffield Viking SC), hanging onto third place.
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Slow Asymmetric Ben Whaley/Lorna Glen (RS200 - Parkston YC), dominated the Slow Asymmetric Group at Datchet with 4 straight bullets and lead the overall rankings. Luke Fisher (RS Vareo) is 2nd and Mia Hately/Mona Nygard (RS Feva) are 3rd.
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Imogen Wade, crewed by Hugo Valentine (420 - Draycote), still leads the Ladies standings ahead of Val Millward's Challenger and previous winner Ellie Craig (RS Aero 6).
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Dynamic Handicap Results
The gusty conditions at Datchet provided a good opportunity to test the Dynamic Handicaps using the GPS tracking data. A dynamic handicap is calculated for each class that is appropriate to the conditions experienced in every race. The dynamic handicaps gave some benefit to the slower hikers, where the conditions were not best suited to their classes.

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Selden Sticker Winners
Winners of the Selden Sticker competition at the Datchet Flyer were Ben Dearden and Alice Carter (RS200 - YDSC)

Next event
Brass Monkey - 27 December (entry closes Friday 22 December at midnight)


The following events are in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series 2023/24:

  • Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash, Draycote Water Sailing Club 18 & 19 November 2023
  • Datchet Flyer, Datchet Water Sailing Club 9 & 10 December 2023
  • Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey, Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club 27 December 2023
  • Gill Grafham Grand Prix, Grafham Water Sailing Club 30 December 2023
  • GJW Direct Bloody Mary, Queen Mary Sailing Club 6 January 2024
  • King George Gallop, King George Sailing Club 20 January 2024
  • John Merricks Tiger Trophy, Rutland Sailing Club 3 & 4 February 2024
  • Oxford Blue, Oxford Sailing Club 17 February 2024
  • Prizegiving at RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, Farnborough 24 February 2024

You can find out more about the Series here:

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