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The SSW Winter Series is back again for 2018/9. This year's series features 10 pursuit type races all based at clubs in the South West region of the UK. The events take place between October and April, giving sailors access to sailing during the winter season. For more information, including series rules and qualification criteria, please see our Series NOR.
The races are all long-distance handicapped pursuit races that test a sailor's mental steel, physical toughness and of course sailing skill in the challenging and varied conditions that make up a South West winter! Junior and disability sailors are welcome to take part in the series, and multihulls and Gaffers are also permitted to participate at some events - check event NORs.
Within the main series, we also run the SSW Lakes 'mini series' which consists of the 3 inland races - Sutton Bingham Icicle, Roadford Rocket and Exmoor Beastie.
SSW are pleased to welcome back Gul Watersports as series prize sponsors, and are very pleased to welcome Allen Sailing and GJW Direct Insurance as Series headline sponsors.
In addition we welcome Admiral Trailers as a prize draw sponsor who are donating 3 Aluminium launching trollies in separate draws through out the series. Each entry into an event will count as an entry into the prize draws, so the more events you enter, the better your chance of winning!
Again SSW will offer TracAce™ GPS trackers for the series at discounted rates to clubs running events. There are new exciting developments due soon on TracAce™ so keep an eye open for these throughout the series.
All reports and event details will be shown on these pages so make sure you return for more information, or join our newsletter and watch out our facebook posts.
See you all on the water again soon.
The Sailing Southwest team
The Admiral Trailers Prize Draws
Enter the series for a chance to win a free aluminium trolley worth £450!!
Admiral Trailers are kindly donating three aluminium trolleys to be won in prize draws throughout the SSW Winter Series 2018-19.
Each time you enter your boat into an event in this season's series, you will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win an Admiral Trailers trolley worth up to £450! (See terms and conditions below)
Prize Draw 1 - Gul Wrecker Pursuit, Penzance Pirate, & Christmas Cracker
Draw will be made on the 4th December after the Christmas Cracker at Paignton SC.
Prize Draw 2 - Porthpean Pursuit, Sutton Bingham Icicle, & Roadford Rocket
Draw will be made on 10th February after the Roadford Rocket
Prize Draw 3 - Channel Chop, Starcross Steamer, Exmoor Beastie & Torbay Tornado
Draw will be made on 30th March after the Torbay Tornado
If any events are cancelled or postponed for any reason, SSW reserve the right to change the events designated to each draw. Every effort will be made to keep the draws fair for all entrees.
Terms and Conditions
Only the 10 events within the SSW Winter Series 2018-19 will be included within this prize draw offer.
When you enter an event, you will be entered into the corresponding prize draw - draw 1, draw 2 or draw 3 (see list above for draw allocations).
Each time you enter (and sail) in an event within the SSW Winter Series 2018-19, you will receive an entry into a prize draw, so you will receive up to 10 entrees into the draws if you enter all 10 events.
No one can win more than one trolley.
Event competitors will only receive an entry into a prize draw if they enter and sail in an event.
Helms and crews will receive one combined entry into a prize draw.
Winners will receive a voucher for an aluminium trolley that will be made for the class of boat they sail in the series up to a value of £450.
Please contact us if you have any questions or visit Admiral Trailers website for more information about their fantastic trollies and trailers.
During an event, head to our Facebook page for live updates from the racing and we will also post photos and reports on this page in the days following.
As the events of the SSW Winter Series 2018-19 draw near, the host clubs will each release more information, including NORs, SI and advance entry information.
Please note that some events have a limited number of entries. Most events will also take entries on the day (if spaces are available).
Many of the events will also feature GPS tracking via TracAce so you will be able to follow the action and watch the replays. Links will be posted here and on Facebook, or go to www.tracace.co.uk to find a race.
Standings and Statistics
For those who can't commit to the whole series, and of course those specialist inland sailors, we run a special SSW Lakes Series for the three inland events of the SSW Winter Series.
In 2018-19, these events will be:
Sutton Bingham Icicle - 26th January (Sutton Bingham SC)
Exe Sails Roadford Rocket - 10th Feburary (Roadford SC)
Exmoor Ales Exmoor Beastie - 24th March (Wimbleball SC)
Several events in the SSW Winter Series 2018-19 will be tracked using TracAce. Click on the links below to watch back the racing...
Sailing Southwest have launched their new affordable GPS boat tracking system - TracAce. We have been employing this system throughout the 2017-18 SSW Winter Series, showcasing the technology that will be fully available to sailors and clubs in 2018-19.
GPS Tracking Provides:
More Spectator Involvement
Enhanced race Organisation
We are happy to announce Allen Sailing, GJW Direct Insurance, Gul Watersports, TracAce and Admiral Trailors have joined Sailing Southwest as sponsors of the
2018-19 SSW Winter Series.
We are looking forward to working with these companies to make this season's series a fantastic occasion.
We will be offering new sponsorship opportunities for the 2019-18 series. Please contact us for more information.
We love to hear your thoughts and comments. Please also contact us if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, or hosting a future event in the Southwest Winter Pursuit Series.
Tel: 05603 662521
You can view reports, results, photos and GPS tracks from this winter season's races below. Don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to keep in touch with the latest updates and information about the SSW Winter Series.