Notice of Series - SailJuice Global Warm-Up 2010



SailJuice has organised a series out of four of the most popular winter handicap events. The competitor with the lowest aggregate score from all four events will be crowned the winner of the SailJuice Global Warm-Up 2010.

1. The Events

The following regattas constitute the 2010 SailJuice Global Warm-Up:

Bloody Mary, Queen Mary Sailing Club
9th January 2010

Steve Nicholson 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

2. The Rules

a. Queen Mary Sailing Club in conjunction with is the Organising Authority for the Series. Competitors must register their entry to the Global Warm-up (which will also be referred to in these rules as the Series) by filling out the entry form on You can register your entry at any time up to 1 March 2010, ie you may well already have competed in some of the qualifying events and still be eligible. But no entries to the Series will be accepted after 1 March.

b. The minimum number of events that you must compete in to be eligible for the Series is one! (But you probably won’t win doing this...)

c. The Series concludes on 28th February 2010. If an event has to be postponed to a date beyond the 28th February due, for example, to poor weather conditions, it shall be discounted from the Series.

d. Singlehanded entries must comprise the same sailor and boat for each event that the sailor competes in. For doublehanded and triplehanded boats, an entry is defined by one sailor and one boat, ie the same helm and the same boat must compete at each event in order to be eligible. OR, the same CREW and the same boat must compete at each event. So whether you are a helm or a crew, you can sail with different partners at different events provided that you sail the same boat.

e. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ascertain whether the kind of boat in which he/she intends to compete is eligible for all the events in the Series.

f. If any conflict arises between the Global Warm-Up Notice of Series and the Notice of Race of an individual regatta, the Notice of Race of the individual regatta will prevail.

g. Disclaimer of Liability: Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. The Organising Authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with, during, or after the regatta. 

3. Scoring

a. Scoring is based on a ‘low points’ scoring system (1 point for finishing 1st, 15 points for finishing 15th etc)

b . Where an event allows all competitors to compete for the overall trophy (eg. the Bloody Mary), the overall finishing position will be counted as your score from that event.

c i. Where an event divides competitors into separate fleets (eg. the Steve Nicholson Trophy), your finishing position from that fleet will be counted as your score from that event.

c ii. However, as an exception to SI c i, if your fleet has less than 50% of the entries in the largest fleet, then a 2 x multiplier will be applied. This means your finishing position will be doubled to create the score that you count towards the Series. For example, if there are 40 entries in Slow Handicap but only 15 entries in Fast Handicap, finishing positions in Fast Handicap will be doubled to create the Series score, eg 1st place will be 2 points, 15th place will be 30 points. If the smallest fleet is more than three times smaller, a 3 x multiplier will be applied according to the same method.

d. For any events that a competitor doesn’t compete in, you will be given a score of 2 points more than the total number of entries in the largest-attended event of the Series.

e. Competitors count their four event scores to determine their final overall Series score.

f. In the event of a tie for the overall Series, the tie will be split by who beat who at the final event of the Series. If neither of the potential winners attended the final event of the series, the tie will be split by the results of the previous event, and so on until the tie can be split. If the potential winners participated in separate fleets, the better finishing position in their respective fleets will determine the overall Series winner.

4. Prizes

Winners of each event will receive an annual subscription to It is up to the judgement of each organising event to distribute additional prizes to ‘spot winners’ for other achievements, eg furthest travelled, most entertaining capsize etc. These spot winners may also receive annual subscriptions to

Winners of the Overall Series, the Global Warm-Up, will be announced at the Dinghy Show in London on 6 March. Prizes will be awarded to the top three in the Overall Series, and spot prizes will be awarded randomly to other competitors who participated in the Series.

More details of the prizes available can be found on

In the unlikely event of a dispute over the allocation of prizes, the resulting decision of the Organising Authority shall be final.

5. That’s it!

Go and enjoy yourself. Tell your friends, wrap up warm, and go racing!

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