“The current European Champion, Greg Wells, and past-World Champion, Charles Apthorpe, have already confirmed their entries for the the fast-approaching end-of-season FF finale at Draycote Water.
The Draycote “Sprint” will be held on Saturday 18 October and is now firmly ensconced as the traditional climax to the FF racing season. The “Sprint” format continues to capture the imagination of the top FF crews who enjoy the challenge of pitting their wits against their rivals in the shorter-form racing format. As one top FF sailor explained, “If the FF Nationals is a Test Match, the ‘Sprint’ is a T20 Bash!”
As with previous years, the PRO will run as many short (40-45 minute) races as possible during the day but with no races starting after the 5pm cut-off. The winners will take home the Gifford Trophy, valuable National Ranking points and the glory of knowing they are the UK’s top crew in the short-form ‘Sprint’ format! The event will again be sponsored by Mercure Hotels.
If you fancy your chances against the best FF sailors in the World in this unique format, then make sure you’re on the start line next month. It’s going to be a big one!