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As the 2013/14 GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series reaches its final event this weekend at the Tiger Trophy (Rutland) it is great to see the UK’s top Handicap Winter Series go from strength to strength. Even at this stage entries are up 12% with around 700 boats participating, and record numbers at all the events, some full to capacity. Handicap racing is now very much at the heart of racing, and SailRacer is pleased to playing such an active role with the organisation of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series and events, results and number crunching, promotion and GPS Tracking.

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Enter Now for the Tiger Trophy (1-2 Feb)
Final Round of GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series
In aid of the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST), this has proven to be one of the most popular handicap events of the winter. More….

Rule 26 sponsor GPS SailRacer tracking at Tiger Trophy
Specialising in providing graphic and clothing solutions within the harsh marine environment, we are ideally placed to offer you a complete design and realisation package. From providing tailored corporate branding packages for an event or day on the water to a fully bespoke clothing range for your team, they offer the best expertise from their base on the South Coast. SailRacer will be covering the pursuit race, the final race of the 13/14 GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series, expect a great showdown. More…

Tiger Dinner Sat 1st Feb
GUEST of HONOUR- CHRIS DRAPER, winner of the second Tiger Trophy
Recently returned from helming Luna Rossa at the America’s Cup in San Francisco. He will be talking about his latest experiences as well as recalling his memory of John Merricks. Profits from the Tiger Dinner help support the activities of JMST, who are doing some great work in helping get new sailors into active racing. More….

GJW Direct SailFest
SailFest14 centres around the dinghy sailing regatta which combines coaching, fleet and handicap racing. 3 days of high quality racing in the Solent are complemented by social events and sporting activities set at a fantastic location on the Solent Shore of the New Forest in Hampshire. Activities include velodrome cycling, dry slope skiing, climbing and other water sports, so plenty for all the family. More…

GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series
Biblical Weather for 150 at the Steve Nicholson Trophy
In just a few hours the Northampton weather turned from heavenly to hellish, making for a regatta that will linger long in the memory. Fleet Winners include : Ben Schooling (Musto Skiff), Christian Birrell and Richard Anderton (Fireball), Charlie Cumbley (Solo). As we go into the final event (Tiger Trophy) of the Series, the overall leader board sees another change with Michael Sims (Solo) jumping to the number 1 spot again, but with a wafer thin gap between the top players, all set for an epic showdown this weekend. More…

SailTracker – personal GPS tracking for £8.75 per month
Following a busy year of GPS Tracking at events for SailRacer which saw us become the number one provider of GPS tracking for sailing in the UK. We are now pleased to announce the launch of SailTracker a tracking and virtual log book aimed at individual sailors. In addition to live and recorded GPS tracks, you can access weather and tide data, with the facility to add notes, settings, photos and videos to help you build up your own virtual log book. If you want you can share your tracks with friends and coaches who can comment on your performance. Order now. More….

Online entry open for 2014 RYA Youth National Championships
Entry is now open online at SailRacer for the premier event on the RYA Youth Racing calendar. The event will take place from 12-18 April 2014 at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and is guaranteed to attract the best Youth racers from across the country to do battle on the same waters used for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Enter now at SailRacer

Clubs and Classes submit your results
SailRacer has the worlds largest results database and we are one of the Top Ten most popular (independently rated) sailing websites. We are updating the way you can submit results to SailRacer, and are inviting clubs and classes to apply for a Result Publication Account, where you can manage your results and add reports etc. This will all help you improve the profile and publicity of your club and event. Register now

Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
SailRacer is one of the most visited sailing websites (independently rated in World’s Top 10), with its unique blend of results database and coverage of many of the top sailing events. For events and businesses looking to reach active sailors, SailRacer is a very effective vehicle. Please contact us to discuss how we can help your promotional campaigns. More…

GPS Tracking at your event
UK Number One for live GPS tracking
Since being appointed European Distributor for TackTracker, SailRacer has tracked over 400 races from Sail for Gold (Olympic and Paralympic Classes), World and Internationals (Dragons, 420 and 470s) National Championships (Dragon, J24s, Solos), International Qualifiers (420), and Windsurfers to club racing – plus a few specials like the Volvo Speed Challenge and Little Americas Cup. With our partners we have invested in over 400 GPS trackers and an ongoing development programme. Our live buoy by buoy scoring captured the excitement and drama of the last race at the Dragon Edinburgh Cup, where five boats could have won and the championship going right down to the wire on the last leg. New dashboards specifically for Race and Safety Management are also helping event organisers. GPS Tracking is a great way to increase interest and online spectators, from £20 per week per boat. Please contact Brenda Hoult to discuss your requirements. More…

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