After a sub-zero Bloody Mary earlier this month, dinghy racers are getting ready for another cold battle this Saturday at the second event in the SailJuice Global Warm-Up, the Steve Nicholson Memorial Trophy at Northampton Sailing Club.
Start line action at the Steve Nicholson Trophy
This popular annual event will take place at Pitsford Reservoir on Saturday 30th January 2010, with all proceeds raised going to the Asthma UK charity.
Racing will be divided into three different fleets Single Handed, Double Handed and Asymmetric. The first race starts at 11.00 for the Single and Double handers and 12.30 for the Asymmetrics.
Current leaders in the SailJuice Global Warm-Up Series are 505 sailors Andy Smith and Tim Needham, thanks to their victory in the Bloody Mary at the beginning of January. After a stint of training in the south of France, they planned to come back to contest the next event at Northampton. However Smith, a former Fireball World Champion, will encounter tough competition from other Fireballers, including a few more ex World Champs such as DJ Edwards, Matt Mee and Simon Potts.
The four events of the Series are:
Bloody Mary, Queen Mary Sailing Club
9th January 2010
Steve Nicholson Memorial Trophy, Northampton Sailing Club
30th January 2010
John Merricks Tiger Trophy, Rutland Sailing Club
6th/7th February 2010
Hoo Freezer, Hoo Ness Yacht Club
28th February 2010
Prizes include a two-day ‘Learn to Fly' sailing course in Spain. This is not just any sailing lesson, but an opportunity to learn how to sail a foiling Bladerider Moth at Pro-Vela's spectacular Performance Sailing Tuition centre in Mar Menor, Spain. Rooster Sailing is supplying £300 from its technical sailing clothing range, and Holt is offering £300 of gear from its High Performance Hardware range. Hyde Sails is offering a voucher for £200 worth of sails or accessories. Yachts & Yachting is providing annual digital subscriptions to the UK's leading performance sailing magazine, and SailJuice.com is giving annual subscriptions to its ‘How to Sail Faster' website.
To find out more about the SailJuice Global Warm-Up, including the Notice of Series, How to Enter, and more about the prizes on offer, click here: www.sailjuice.com/categories/global-warm-up-2010
To find out more about this weekend's Steve Nicholson Trophy, go to the Northampton Sailing Club website.
There is also a page on Facebook. Click here to join Steve Nicholson Facebook Group.
Sponsors of the SailJuice Global Warm-Up
Pro Vela: www.pro-vela.com
Rooster Sailing: www.roostersailing.com
Hyde Sails: www.hydesails.com
Yachts & Yachting: www.yachtsandyachting.com