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NEW DATE: The ‘Sprint’ Open Meeting at Draycote Water SC Sponsored by Mercure Hotels
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NEW DATE: The ‘Sprint’ Open Meeting at Draycote Water SC Sponsored by Mercure Hotels

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The Draycote Water Open meeting, based on the one day ‘Sprint’ format, will now be taking place on Saturday 7th November.

This will be the fourth year we have used exciting format that has given some great racing over the past three years with the winner not being decided until the very last race, if not the last leg! So one day of sprint racing with each race targeted to last only 30 minutes or thereabouts, with as many races as possible being held on the day. Again, there will be a cut off time for when the last race has to start by as per previous years.

The course will be windward/leeward in order to provide plenty of opportunity to overtake and to be overtaken, which will also allow fast turnarounds between races. The discard remains as per last year so one is not out of the event if one has equipment failure or just a bad race! After racing, there will the usual prize giving and beer in the clubhouse with its fantastic views over the reservoir.

For the third year, we are pleased to announce Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel and Spa as our event sponsor so the prizes are again fantastic! They will include overnight stays with the Sprint winning Team being awarded a one night stay, 5 course wine and dine dinner & one hour spa session for them and their partners at the Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel, one of Coventry’s premier hotels as well as vouchers for stays at other 4 Star hotels in the UK for runners up! We thank Mercure Hotels for their continuing sponsorship of this event.

For anyone wanting to stay over and sail with the club fleet on the Sunday or come early on Friday evening, camping is available in the country park behind the club as well plenty of local accommodation, see Draycote’s website for further details. You can of course experience one of the prizes by staying at the Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel and Spa, only 10/15 mins from the club, who are offering special rates (subject to availability) for competitors. Please contact Mike Stenson on [email protected] for further details.

Following the event Draycote Water SC will be holding their annual Firework show

You can now enter the event by accessing the Notice of Race on this site which also contains the entry form.

So we look forward to welcoming you on the 7th to this fun and exciting event.

Richard Hope – Event Organiser

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