See also: draycotewater.co.uk/pursuit-racing
Entry £10 (non-members) Datum 11am.
Draycote Water Sailing Club, the premier sailing venue in the Midlands is again opening its Bank Holiday Pursuit Race series to all-comers
For an entry fee of just £10, visiting boats will have the opportunity to take part in the 100-minute Pursuit Race (datum 11am) and have full use of the water for the rest of the day.
Visitors will be welcome to take part in the full Pursuit Race series taking place each Bank Holiday including Boxing Day and New years Day for the same entry fee and qualify for the series prizes alongside Draycote members.
There are also prizes for each individual Pursuit Race. In addition to the overall winner, there are other prize categories including First Lady Helm, First Junior Helm, among others.
“Our Pursuit Race format has been very successful and popular for many years,” said Commodore Jeremy Atkins. “We would like to invite sailors from other clubs to join in with us on the principle of the more the merrier. Subject to the wind conditions we endeavour to set a course that makes use of as much of our 650 acres of water as possible.”
Races will be handicapped using the Great Lakes handicaps.
49ers, 49erFXs, Cherubs, Dart 18s, International 14s, International Moths, RS800s, RS900s and Shadow Xs can enter, but no other boats longer than 7 metres and / or using hydrofoils and / or with twin trapezes and / or with a PY / Great Lakes / Provisional handicap lower than 800. Multihulls can enter if their hulls and permanent appendages when rigged for sailing do not exceed 5.5 metres in length and 2.5 metres in width. No craft powered by airborne kites can enter.
For more information or to check if your boat is accepted at Draycote Water, please visit www.draycotewater.co.uk or contact 01788 811153 firstname.lastname@example.org