Gearing up for the Gallop in North London

Gearing up for the Gallop in North London

Prepare to gallop in North London

by Andy Rice Jan 15 7:32 AM PST
January 21, 2023

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From the windswept Bloody Mary in South West London to the King George Gallop in North East London, stage seven of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series…

The King George Gallop is just a week away, the seventh stage of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series, taking place in North London. It’s always a super friendly welcome at King George Sailing Club so get your online entry asap

Update to the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series

That’s how things stand overall and in the subcategories after six events, most recently the GJW Direct Bloody Mary winning teenagers James Crossley and Noah Fitzgerald in their 29er skiff. On a day when a simple touring boat like the Laser just shouldn’t be able to compete against the trapeze boats, Ben Flower sailed an incredible Bloody Mary and finished 7th. His success has affected the overall standings…

In total

After six events and all 17 possible races, 260 teams have achieved an overall ranking and still have time to qualify for the four events. Datchet Flyer winner Ben Flower (Laser (ILCA 7) – Paignton SC) moves up three spots to first place, classmate Jamie Blake (Great Moor SC) moves up four to second and RS Aero 6- Sailor Sam Mettam (Papercourt SC ) by five for third place.

Top-class trade insurance

A total of 62 different classes have received Craftinsure Top Class Rankings. RS800’s were top class at GJW Direct Bloody Mary and one of the largest fleets at 11 competitors with the class also conducting a day of practice at Queen Mary SC on Sunday. Second were the 29ers and third, Lasers (ILCA 7s), still leading the Craftinsure Top Class standings after 17 races, followed by the RS200s in second and Laser Radial (ILCA 6s) in third. Based on the top three results for each class at each race.

top club

Sailors from 88 different clubs have now entered, with HISC top club Bloody Mary, host QMSC and former winner Lymington Town in third place. Overall, Staunton Harold SC holds the top spot, Great Moor SC moves up to second place and Draycote Water SC falls to third place. Based on the top three results for each club at each race.

Selden Rash Vests

First outing at Bloody Mary with Roger and Iain Blake (Osprey – Great Moor SC), the series leaders after the Grafham GP, proudly displaying the Rash Vests in 1st place, with Paul Young and Nathan McGrory (Enterprise Midland) in 2nd. Place.

Seldén Sticker Contest

Rory Clow (Topper – Island Barn SC)

Who will win the best social media engagement? – Watch Facebook Live this Monday 16th January.

Facebook Live – Monday, January 16, 6 p.m

Simon Lovesey and Andy Rice, organizers of the series, will be reflecting on the events so far and looking forward to what’s to come on Facebook Live. The winner of another Seldén R60 ratchet block will also be announced based on the photo of the sailor after series Photographer Tim Olin is prominent on social media. Join the live show this Monday…énSailJuiceWinterSeries

1) Rachael Gray (Scorpio – Staunton Harold)
2) Maddie Childs (Laser Radial (ILCA 6) – King George Sailing Club)
3) Arwen Fflur (420 – Pwllheli Wksc)

1) Finlay Cochrane (Laser 4.7 (ILCA 4) – Yorkshire Dales)
2) Freddie Sunderland (Laser Radial (ILCA 6) – Draycote Water)
3) Dilara Soyer (Topper – Draycote Water SC)

1) Maddie Childs (Laser Radial (ILCA 6) – King George Sailing Club)
2) Arwen Fflur (420 – Pwllheli WKSC)
3) Finlay Cochrane (Laser 4.7 (ILCA 4) – Yorkshire Dales)

1) Ben Flower (Laser (ILCA 7) – Paignton SC)
2) Jamie Blake (Laser (ILCA 7) – Great Moor Sailing Club)
3) Ellie Craig (RS Aero 6 – Bfyc)

1) Peter Gray (Osprey – Staunton Harold)
2) Rachael Gray (Scorpio – Staunton Harold)
3) Sam Mettam (RS Aero 6 – Paper Space/Tlfyc/Rnsa)

1) Roger Blake (Osprey-Great Moor SC)
2) Richard Sims (K1-Carsington)
3) Tim Vogel (505 – Burton SC)

Fast asymmetrical1) Jonathan Carter (Vortex – Rickmansworth Sailing Club) 2) Richard Smith (Musto Skiff – Medway Yacht Club) 3) Nigel Davis (RS500 – Draycote Water Sailing Club) =224528&classtype=FastA

Fast Symmetrical
1) Peter Gray (Osprey – Staunton Harold)
2) Roger Blake (Osprey-Great Moor SC)
3) James Clancy (Merlin Rocket – Desborough SC)

Slowly asymmetrical
1) James Williams (RS200 – Chew Valley Lake SC)
2) Nigel Pepperdine (RS200 – Staunton Harold SC)
2) Luke Fisher (RS Vareo – Emberton Park SC)

Slowly symmetrical
1) Rachael Gray (Scorpio – Staunton Harold)
2) Paul Young (Company – Midland Sailing Club)
3) Ben Flower (Laser (ILCA 7) – Paignton SC)

In the meantime, take a look back at the Bloody Mary adventures of RS200 Sailor Ben Whaley and his crew, Lorna Glen, who recorded this videoblog…

Seldén SailJuice Winter Series 2022/23 Events:

  • Fernhurst Books Draycote DashDraycote Water Sailing Club
    November 20 & 21, 2022
  • Datchet FlyerDatchet Water Sailing Club
    December 3 & 4, 2022
  • Yorkshire Dales brass monkeyYorkshire Dales Sailing Club
    December 27, 2022
  • Burghfield BreezerBurghfield Sailing Club
    December 27, 2022
  • Grafham Grand PrixGrafham Water Sailing Club
    January 2, 2023
  • Damn MaryQueen Mary Sailing Club
    January 7, 2023
  • King George GallopKing George Sailing Club
    January 21, 2023
  • John Merrick’s Tiger TrophyRutland Sailing Club
    February 4 & 5, 2023
  • Oxford BlueOxford Sailing Club
    February 18, 2023
  • prize giving at the RYA Dinghy Show at Farnborough
    February 25, 2023

To learn more about the series, visit

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