New offshore sailing series for 2021

The new Southwest Offshore Group Series (SOGS) has been formed, with the inaugural sailing series kicking off next year.

With a view to bring together sailors across the Southwest, SOGS will consist of 15 southwest regional coastal and offshore races throughout the season being combined to offer a southwest area championship. The majority of races are already established within local race calendars.

Scoring will be weighted to reflect course distance, with the high points scoring system being used. Hoping to attract more boats to local races, the scoring system also allows for bonus points to be gained by yachts visiting from outside the host port, helping the yachts to gain higher series points.

Classes will be offered for full crews, ½ crews (half of the IRC crew number), double handed and solo sailors, Monohull and Multihulls.

The best 6 scores will count in divisional results, while all races sailed will count for the overall championship.

Entry fees will be paid as usual to the organising club for the individual races that qualify for SOGS points.

Visit the SOGS website for the race schedule and further details.

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