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Craftinsure returns to sponsor 'Top Class' in Seldén SailJuice Winter Series

by Andy Rice 9 Nov 2022 09:02 PST
Rob and Hatty Cage racing in their Merlin Rocket © Tim Olin /

The 14th edition of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series gets going in less than two weeks' time with the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash on 19 & 20 November 2022.

Aside from the main contest for overall honours, there are lots of other category competitions including 'Top Class', which is based on taking the best three results from each class in each individual race of the Series. returns as a category sponsor of the the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series, this time as supporter of 'Top Class' as well as subsidising the travel and running costs of Series photographer Tim Olin who captures hundreds of photos of competitors during the course of the winter championship.

At the helm of is Rob Cage who has won a few championships in his long years of dinghy racing. Most weekends Rob is racing either his ILCA, Scorpion or Merlin Rocket, and each winter usually competes in a couple of the events in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series.

"It's great to see so many of the different classes that we insure, out competing throughout the winter months," said Rob. "Run by dinghy sailors for over 20 years, is the UK's leading online boat insurer, offering you a quick and easy quote in 20 seconds, and a policy in 2 minutes.

"We aim to make boat insurance as effortless as possible with an easy to navigate website and app which allows you to make changes to your cover quickly and with ease. With 'New for Old' cover at competitive prices, Craftinsure insures over 25,000 boats with excellent customer reviews which you can read on Trustpilot."


There are many other different categories available for sponsorship in the Series. If you're interested in becoming a commercial sponsor for one of the different categories (eg. Family/ Lady/ Club/ Youth), please contact:


Entry for the event is now open at

Entries are already coming in for the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash, which you must enter by Tuesday 15 November. There is no late entry permitted for this event.

The Seldén SailJuice Winter Series aims to appeal to as many classes as possible, with typically almost 100 different types of boat represented across the season, from the well known modern dinghies as well as the old classics. Go to the dropdown menu of classes and place your entry.

If your class needs to be added, contact Simon Lovesey:


  • Launch of the series on the Seldén stand at Southampton Boat Show, Sept 2022
  • Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash, Draycote Water Sailing Club, 20 & 21 November 2022
  • Datchet Flyer, Datchet Water Sailing Club, 3 & 4 December 2022
  • Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey, Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club, 27 December 2022
  • Burghfield Breezer, Burghfield Sailing Club, 27 December 2022
  • Grafham Grand Prix, Grafham Water Sailing Club, 2 January 2023
  • Bloody Mary, Queen Mary Sailing Club, 7 January 2023
  • King George Gallop, King George Sailing Club, 21 January 2023
  • John Merricks Tiger Trophy, Rutland Sailing Club, 4 & 5 February 2023
  • Oxford Blue, Oxford Sailing Club, 18 February 2023
  • Prizegiving at RYA Dinghy Show, Farnborough, 25 February 2023

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