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RS800 Development Day 2023

Date: 07 January 2023 - 08 January 2023
Club: Queen Mary SC

Series: Training - ()
Series Sponsors:
Event Contact: Hugh Shone
Club Contact: Janet Hawkins, Sailing Secretary
Website: http://www.queenmary.org.uk/


Queen Mary Sailing Club (as part of the Selden SailJuice Winter Series Bloody Mary)

Come January you may be carrying a few extra inches of blubber after festive feasting. Don't despair, it will come in handy for our upcoming RS800 Development Day. Excitingly we've actually sorted a whole weekend of fun for you to get your chattering teeth into.
🏆Saturday 7th sees the infamous GJW Direct Bloody Mary pursuit race as part of the Selden SailJuice Winter Series. We already have nine boats expressing interest in racing which means we will be counted as a fleet. So whilst we'll all be aiming to hunt down as many boats as possible, there will also be plenty to fight for amongst the 800 contingent. TOP TIP: be bullish in launching at the right time for you. You can enter and find more details about this unique and famous race here 
⛵️Sunday 8th and the 800s have been invited to take part in the morning club racing. If you have entered the Bloody Mary there is no additional fee to join in. Considering the amount of boats trying to leave on the Saturday afternoon, it is a good option to miss the traffic and make the most of the weekend. Following the successful formula of the last dev day we will plan to run a morning briefing, take part in the two club races and then follow up with some self run race training and of course some team grub.
‼️‼️Want to try an RS800? If you are looking to get a taste of RS800 sailing then please get in touch. We will have a couple of boats available on Sunday 8th to take interested parties out for taster sails.‼️‼️
👉 If you are planning on attending the weekend then get yourself entered for the Bloody Mary
👉 If you are interested in a taster sail then drop Hugh an email on [email protected]
👉 Want to stay in the loop and be part of comms on the day? Get yourself on the class WhatsApp group by emailing Hugh on [email protected] with your name and number
See you there!
Queen Mary Reservoir, Ashford Road, Ashford, Middlesex. TW15 1UA
Directions to the club can be found at:


Locally there are both a Premier Inn and Travelodge very close by at Sunbury Cross.  There is camping available at Laleham Camping club.  Good local pubs can be found along the river in Lover Sunbury or in Shepperton and Laleham.
Other accomodation can be found within this link:

Refund policy:
If you cancel your entry before the early entry deadline we will refund all fees, minus a £10 admin fee. If you cancel after the early entry deadline, but before online entry closes our standard policy is to return 50% of fees. Where an event entry limit has been reached a refund will only be issued if another boat from the waiting list takes your place. If you cancel after entry closes we will not usually issue a refund. Please note that where entry is paid directly to the club and for club hosted events a different policy may apply – please contact the club for details.
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