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26th June 2013

With the racing season now in full swing the SailRacer Team have been busy supporting major events across Europe with event websites, live reporting and GPS tracking. The SailRacer event sites are attracting many tens of thousands of online followers and spectators, helping bring sailing to a wider audience.

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Just finished – Sail for Gold, Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy
From 9th to 13th June SailRacer and SportsXstream tracked 123 races of Sail for Gold at WPNSA, with live video footage from the harbour courses. This is the first time that all classes have been covered at the same time and, despite a smaller international contingent than the pre-Olympic event of 2012, most of team GBR’s top sailors were present and many of the international medallists of July 2012. More…

50th FED Week – Chichester Harbour, 19th – 23rd August 2013
Chichester Harbour Federation Week, one of the most popular dinghy regatta weeks, will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. In 2013 FED Week will take place from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August, under the burgee of Hayling Island SC. Entries via SailRacer are now open and, usually attracting in excess of 300 entries, a limit may be applied. Book now for this special edition of FED week to avoid disappointment! Enter NOW via SailRacer. More…

 

The Datchet Flyer – 14th & 15th December 2013
The weather is finally showing promise of warmth as we pass the summer solstice but I am afraid we are going to sneak in a brief reference to winter sailing. With this new event, launching with fantastic weekend packages, Datchet will be joining the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series this year and incorporating the SailRacer Christmas Ball. Book via SailRacer before mid July to get the package rate of £99 for a singlehander or £135 for a double hander – including 2 days racing, Saturday evening 3-course meal (yes, with posh frocks and black ties), shuttle bus to nearby Holiday Inn accommodation with breakfast included. More…

Salcombe Week, 11th – 16th August 2013
One race per day in this stunning estuary, an equal delight from ashore as on the water. Encouraging family participation, subsequent boats within a family enjoy a massive 50% entry discount booked on-line via SailRacer.

51st Lord Birkett Trophy at Ullswater Yacht Club, 6th – 7th July 2013
And just pipping FED week (at 50) with their 51st event is this iconic Lake District weekend event. With camping on site and 2 live bands, this is a sailing weekend that really rocks. Family and friends can take to the water aboard the Ullswater Steamers’ MV Raven to watch the racing with a glass of bubbly. Book on-line via SailRacer before 1st July to save £10 on the entry fee. More…

GJW Direct SailFest, the Summer Games at WPNSA, 23rd – 26th August 2013
Watch this space! SailRacer are about to release over 600 taster sessions to be run over the 4 days of SailFest. Windsurfing, rock-climbing, kayaks, mountain-biking… Sessions range from 90 minutes to ½ a day (depending upon the activity) but only a nominal (up to £25) booking fee applies. Something for all abilities whilst the dinghy racer is on the water. We have also just confirmed that the Will Mackaness Charity Duathlon will be running in Portland Harbour on Saturday evening (followed by a pig roast at WPNSA) and SailRacer invite entries from club representatives for an inter-club challenge on Sunday evening (followed by a meal at RYA Portland House, home of Team GBR during the Olympics). Book online via SailRacer More…..

“EUROSAF is indebted to SailRacer for the fantastic support they have given us in developing this new website, which is a very important cog in the success of the new series.”
John Friend
Secretary General
EUROSAF

EUROSAF Champions Sailing Club

Formed from five of the top regattas for Olympic Classes across Europe, SailRacer is pleased to be supporting the initiative with the Series Website. Sail for Gold saw the half way stage passed for the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup More…

 

Sailing Software Alliance (SSA) –
improving sailing through technology
SailRacer is pleased to be a founding member of SSA which bring together the main specialist providers of sailing software solution providers. For many years SailRacer has worked with other providers such as Sailwave, to integrate our respective solutions to bring a joined approach, the Sailing Software Alliance continues this process. The RYA recently featured the Sailing Software Alliance in its Clubroom Newsletter : More…

SailRacer – top 10 sailing website in the World

Dragons in Weymouth
Weymouth Bay will be the venue for this years Edinburgh Cup, the Dragon Class British Open Championship, running from 25th to 28th June and hosted by WPNSA. The star-studded event, acting as a warm up to the Dragon World Championships, to be held in Weymouth this September, will feature live tracking and updates by SailRacer throughout the 4 days. More…

Plymouth Race Week and J/24 Nationals, 4th – 7th July 2013
Just the second edition of Plymouth’s biennial regatta, the Atwell Martin Plymouth Race Week, hosted by Royal Western Yacht Club, incorporates the J/24 Nationals. The J/24 racing will be tracked via SailRacer with live coverage here. More…

Campers at WPNSA
If you are attending an event at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, and looking to stay on-site in a Camper Van, you can now book and pay for your space via SailRacer. On receipt of payment we will email you a pdf ticket confirming your booking. More…

 

Sailing Accommodation
Competing in an open meeting or class championship often means an overnight stay; the SailRacer Accommodation Directory maps over 15,000 options close to sailing clubs. Our extensive directory provides something for all tastes and budgets, with camping, B&Bs, self catering and hotels all covered. Many with links to give you a discount and valuable savings, all without having to trawl many different websites.

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