This year the Gul series has been increased to 9 unique events across the country. First up the 12s will be visiting Burghfield Sailing Club on 17th March for the sprint champs; this is quick-fire racing keeping crews on their toes. Following this, we take a trip to the fantastic river Trent for an event on 15th April at Trent Valley Sailing Club near Nottingham. This is followed by racing on the beautiful Salcombe Estuary over the early May Bank Holiday weekend (5th to 7th May). We stay on the South Coast for the fourth event at Shoreham SC on the 19th-20th May. The fifth event is at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club on 14th and 15th July.
The highlight of the Gul Series is of course Burton Week where competitors challenge to be recognised as the top 12 sailor of the year. This year's championships will be held at Brixham Yacht Club which has hosted excellent N12 championship events in the past. The four-day event will take place on 18th to 21st August and will include the Burton Cup race and Burton Dinner. Excellent racing, socialising and fun and games are guaranteed!
In September the Gul series again visits the idyllic Solway Firth which is also hosting the 2018 Scottish Championships on 22nd and 23rd September, combining sea, estuary, and river sailing in a beautiful setting. The series moves a little further South for the eighth event at Ripon SC on the 6th Oct and then rounds off at Northampton Sailing Club where the Inland Championships will be held on 3rd & 4th November. The Saturday will be the finale of the Gul Series with the series prize giving after racing to be followed by the club's bonfire night celebrations and firework display.