2016 Grand Prix Series

Building on the success of the 2015 event circuit 2016 promises to be an exciting year for the Class, with the 2016 Vortex Grand Prix series scheduled to be held at some of the best sailing venues in the country.

Boosted by the appearance of the new build Vortexes the events are open to all types of Vortex, whether you have an original non-spinnaker classic or an asymmetric. The results of each event are split into asymmetric and non-asymmetric fleets with prizes normally given to the winners of each.

For 2016 the Class will use a two tiered event structure;

  • Tier One Events are organised by the Class Association and hosting clubs specifically for the Vortex fleets. As such T1 events include the Nationals and Inlands but are limited in number to try and promote attendance.
  • Tier Two comprises events that are already scheduled by the hosting clubs and have previously been popular with Vortex Association members, or where the club has extended an invitation to the class. T2 events give the class the opportunity to attend a wider range of venues, often with the opportunity to have our own fleet within the event if there are enough entries.



Dates Venue Event Website Notice of
& Report
 21-22 May Largs SC Extreme Northern Champs www.largssc.co.uk NOR    Report
23-24 July
YDSC National Championships YDSC NOR   Report
 15-16 October Rutland Water SC Inlands Championships RWSC NOR    

*Notice of Race and Entry form links will be updated as they become available

 Dates  Venue Event Website
 26-27 March  Yorkshire Dales / Bala SC Easter Regatta YDSC BalaSC
23-24 April  Bassenthwaite SC Great North Assymetric Challenge BSC
 1 May Yorkshire Dales SC  Windward/Leeward Event  YDSC
 5 June
Dee SC Dee Sailing Club Regatta  DSC
 11 Sept Yorkshire Dales SC  Windward /Leeward Event  YDSC
17-17 July  Starcross YC  Exe Regatta  SYC
24-29 August 
 South Caernarvonshire YC

 Abersoch Dinghy Week


 **If you know of further events you would like added to the list please email the webmaster