The 14th edition of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series gets going in less than two weeks’ time with the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash on 19 & 20 November 2022.

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Aside from the main contest for overall honours, there are lots of other category competitions including ‘Top Class’, which is based on taking the best three results from each class in each individual race of the Series. returns as a category sponsor of the the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series, this time as supporter of ‘Top Class’ as well as subsidising the travel and running costs of Series photographer Tim Olin who captures hundreds of photos of competitors during the course of the winter championship.

At the helm of is Rob Cage who has won a few championships in his long years of dinghy racing. Most weekends Rob is racing either his ILCA, Scorpion or Merlin Rocket, and each winter usually competes in a couple of the events in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series.

“It’s great to see so many of the different classes that we insure, out competing throughout the winter months,” said Rob. “Run by dinghy sailors for over 20 years, is the UK’s leading online boat insurer, offering you a quick and easy quote in 20 seconds, and a policy in 2 minutes. 

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There are many other 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:



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Entry for the event is now open at

Entries are already coming in for the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash, which you must enter by Tuesday 15 November. There is no late entry permitted for this event.


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 Simon Lovesey:





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 here:


Photo Credits: Tim Olin


Notes to editors:


Previous winners of the Seldén Sailjuice Winter Series

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) is the UK’s leading online boat insurer, established in 2001.

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A sample policy and Insurance Policy Information Document (IPID) giving a standardised summary of cover can be viewed at is the ‘how to sail and race faster’ website, with hundreds of articles and exclusive interviews with National, World and Olympic Champions. Professional sailing journalist and editor of, Andy Rice, came up with the concept of the SailJuice Winter Series (originally known as the SailJuice Global Warm-Up) as a way of increasing participation levels in dinghy racing during the off-season in the UK.


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Photo © Tim Olin

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2018/19 Series

19/20 Nov 2022Draycote Dash
3/4 Dec 2022Datchet Flyer
27 Dec 2022Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey
27 Dec 2022Burghfield SC Breezer
2 Jan 2023Grafham GP
7 Jan 2023 Bloody Mary
21 Jan 2023 KGSC Gallop
4/5 Feb 2023Tiger Trophy
18 Feb 2023Oxford Blue
25 Feb 2023Prize Giving


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The Selden SailJuice Winter Series is based around the UK's biggest winter handicap events. Sailors from many different dinghy fleets now consider this series as one of the main goals of their winter racing. With great prizes on offer, it attracts some of the best sailors in the country to compete against each other. The series is managed by SailRacer.