Seldén Sailjuice spring series launched
Sailors around the UK are invited to enter a new event called the Seldén Sailjuice Spring Series (SSSS) this April and May.
It’s aim is to encourage sailors to go racing without breaking the rules or the spirit of Covid restrictions.
From 29 March the government is encouraging outdoor sporting activity in England, but with an emphasis on minimising travel and overnight stays. The new series encourages club members to race on their home waters, not to travel, and to submit race scores for a combined result which SSSS will produce from country’s race data.
“Sailing already ticks a lot of the boxes of being socially distanced and taking place outdoors, and by minimising travelling around the country we hope that clubs will embrace the spring series as one of the most viable options currently available,” says series organiser Simon Lovesey.
“Each boat that wants to take part in the spring series will be sent a SailRacer GPS tracker in the post. It’s waterproof, it’s easy to attach to the boat, the instructions are easy to follow. You go racing, the tracker records your performance through the water and around your local race course and the data is recorded centrally on the SailRacer database. We then bring together all the individual results which are then fed into the overall scoresheet and we have a results sheet with overall scores across the country, which takes into account different class handicaps, course configuration and wind speed data.”
Entry to the series is £20 which includes use of a SailRacer GPS tracker for the duration of the series which starts 2-5 April.
RestartSailing (RYA Affiliated) will be the organising authority and provide remote support for any sailors and sailing clubs that need help getting up and running.