What would you like from next year’s Seldén SailJuice Winter Series?


As the dust settles at the end of the 14th edition of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series, it’s time to take stock and consider what comes next...

Peter Gray & Geoff Edwards (Staunton Harold SC) were crowned overall winners of this season’s Seldén SailJuice Winter Series at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, and many other prize winners came along to receive their awards on the Main Stage in Farnborough at the end of February.

In total, 77 different classes were represented across the nine events of the Series, and now we’re coming into spring those classes will mostly return to one-design competition organised by their own fleets.

Working with title sponsors Seldén Mast, who next winter return as title sponsors for the fifth consecutive season, co-organisers of the Series, Simon Lovesey and Andy Rice are keen to get the views of competitors and class representatives about how to make next year’s Seldén SailJuice Winter Series even better.


So at 7pm on 11 April 2023, Simon and Andy will be running a Dinghy Racing Forum to get your views. It will last just 60 minutes which will probably fly by, but it should be an interesting hour of discussion. You can sign up here:
Here’s a roll call of the top 3 finishers in the many sub-categories who were awarded prizes at the Dinghy Show
Craftinsure Top Class
Laser (ILCA 7) - Jamie Blake (Great Moor SC)
RS200 - Ben Whaley/Lorna Glen (Parkstone YC)
Laser Radial (ILCA 6) (King George SC)
Top Club
Great Moor
Staunton Harold
Ellie Craig RS Aero 6 BFYC
Maddie Childs Laser Radial (ILCA 6) King George Sailing Club
Val Millward Challenger Rutland Sc
Finlay Cochrane Laser 4.7 (ILCA 4) Yorkshire Dales
Nathan Clark Topper Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club
Freddie Sunderland Laser Radial (ILCA 6) Draycote Water
Finlay Cochrane Laser 4.7 (ILCA 4) Yorkshire Dales
Maddie Childs Laser Radial (ILCA 6) King George Sailing Club
Nathan Clark Topper Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club
Jamie Blake Laser (ILCA 7) Great Moor Sailing Club
Thomas Southwell OK Lee On The Solent
Ellie Craig RS Aero 6 Bfyc
Peter Gray Osprey Staunton Harold
Joe Scurrah RS Aero 7 Carsington
Paul Young Enterprise Midland Sailing Club
Roger Blake Osprey Great Moor Sc
Val Millward Challenger Rutland Sc
Ann Jackson Enterprise Burghfield Sailing Club
Fast Asymmetric
Jonathan Carter Vortex Rickmansworth Sailing Club
Ollie Groves RS400 Beaver Sc
Richard Smith Musto Skiff Medway Yacht Club
Fast Symmetric
Peter Gray Osprey Staunton Harold
Roger Blake Osprey Great Moor Sc
James Clancy Merlin Rocket Desborough Sc
Slow Asymmetric
Luke Fisher RS Vareo Emberton Park Sc
Paul North RS Vareo Milton Keynes Sc
Ben Whaley RS200 Parkstone Yc
Slow Symmetric
Joe Scurrah RS Aero 7 Carsington SC
Jamie Blake Laser (ILCA 7) Great Moor Sailing Club
Paul Young Enterprise Midland Sailing Club
Winners of Selden Sticker Competition
Draycote Richard Leftley
Paul Young
James Williams Sarah Tuppen Cvlsc
Adam Catlow Leigh & Lowton Sc | Abersoch Sc
Datchet Finlay Cochrane Laser 4.7
Kath Broatch Fireball
YDSC Carl Gibbon Phantom
Stuart Halman Anna Walsh Leigh And Lowton Sc
Burghfield James Eberlein Rs Aero Hythe And Saltwood
Grafham Mandy Horton Europe
Pat Overs Solo
QMSC Rory Clow Topper
Tom Morris Rs800
King George James Clancy Merlin
Nathan Clark Topper
Rutland Ellie Craig Rs Aero 6
Robert Richardson Musto
Oxford Liz Watton Rs800 Christopher Williams
Class Results (Top 3)
Laser (ILCA 7) 
Jamie Blake Great Moor Sailing Club
Ben Flower Paignton Sc
George Sunderland Draycote Water
Laser Radial (ILCA 6) 
Maddie Childs King George Sailing Club
Joe Rowe Draycote Water
Freddie Sunderland Draycote Water
Ben Whaley Lorna Glen Parkstone Yc
Emily Davis Jo Tribe Draycote Water Sc/Gmsc
James Williams Sarah Tuppen Chew Valley Lake Sc
Musto Skiff 
Richard Smith Medway Yacht Club
Ben Schooling Spinnaker Sc
Brennan Robinson Grafham Water Sc
Nathan Clark Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club
Dilara Soyer Draycote Water Sc
Clive Jackson Dorchester Sailing Club
Fraser Hayden Papercourt Sc
Jonathan Swain Carsington
James Morley Beaver Sc
RS Aero 7 
James Morley Beaver Sc
James Eberlein Hythe & Saltwood Sailing Club
Richard Pye Draycote Water Sc
Ollie Groves Martin Penty Beaver Sc
Stuart Halman Anna Walsh Leigh And Lowton Sc
Chris Larr Abigail Larr Draycote Water Sailing Club
Merlin Rocket 
James Clancy Samuel Clancy Desborough Sc
John Tailby Cillian Dyne Notts County Sc
Kevin Rose Emily Charles Upper Thames Sailing Club
Laser 4.7 (ILCA 4) 
Finlay Cochrane Yorkshire Dales
Nicolas Mcnab Draycote Water Sailing Club
Jessica Powell Draycote Water Sailing Club 
The following events were 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
Gill Grafham Grand Prix, Grafham Water Sailing Club
2 January 2023
GJW Direct 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: www.SailJuiceSeries.com
Further Information for media:
Please contact Andy Rice
email: info@sailjuice.com
Website: www.sailjuice.com
Photo Credits: Tim Olin
Notes to editors:
Previous winners of the Seldén Sailjuice Winter Series
2022/23 Peter Gray & Geoff Edwards (Osprey)
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)
SailJuice.com 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 SailJuice.com, 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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13/3/2023 10:41


Photo © T 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.