Great British Sailing Challenge Update - event cancellations


Following guidance from HM Government, Public Health England and the Royal Yachting Association regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, all Great British Sailing Challenge events to the end of May, are now formally cancelled.

 We will issue subsequent updates for events beyond this date  following further guidance.  We are working closely with host clubs with the aim of re-establishing the calendar as soon as feasible once restrictions are eased.  I am sure you are all keen to see sailing events back operational again as soon as practicable in line with the latest advice.  

For those who have already paid entry fees for cancelled events,  you should receive an email with refund options 
Stay safe and we hope to see you out on the race course soon.
Fortunately we managed to complete the GBSC Winter Rounds,  and prizes awarded at the RYA Dinghy Show,  March 2020 


27/3/2020 14:53


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2020 Great British Sailing Challenge

Draycote Dash
23-24 November 2019
Datchet Flyer
7-8 December 2019
Brass Monkey 27 December 2019
Grafham Grand Prix 29 December 2019
Bloody Mary 11 January 2020
King George Gallop 26 January 2020
John Merricks Tiger Trophy
1-2 February 2020
Oxford Blue 15 February 2020
Cheddar Ales Chase
4th-5th April 2020
Weston Grand Slam
11th-12th April 2020
Paignton Open for Single Handers (P.O.S.H.)
9th-10th May 2020
23rd-24th May 2020
13th-14th June 2020
Wilsonian River Challenge
20th-21st June 2020
Bala Long Distance
20th-21st June 2020
The Ullswater Ultimate
15-16 August 2020
Finals - Llandegfedd SC 26/27 September 2020

2021 Great British Sailing Challenge

Draycote Dash 21-22 November 2020
Datchet Flyer 5-6 December 2020
Brass Monkey 27 December 2020
Grafham Grand Prix 3 January 2020
Bloody Mary 9 January 2021
King George Gallop 23 January 2021
John Merricks Tiger Trophy
6-7 February 2021
Oxford Blue 13 February 2020
Cheddar Ales Chase 27-28 March 2021
Weston Grand Slam TBC
Paignton Open for Single Handers (P.O.S.H.) 8-9 May 2021
29-30 May 2021
Rutland TBC
Wilsonian River Challenge 26-27 June 2021
Bala Long Distance 19-20 June 2021
The Ullswater Ultimate TBC
Finals TBC


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The Great British Sailing Challenge is a series of handicap racing events that take place throughout the year, and it's open to pretty much any sail-powered craft. The Challenge will involve events throughout the whole year, with the target of around 100 boats taking part in each event on larger waters, and running events close to capacity on smaller lakes and reservoirs. Competing sailors will earn ranking points from each event they compete in, with the top 100 sailors invited to a winner-takes-all-final in Autumn 2020 to award the best sailors of the year. The series is managed by SailRacer.