Noble Marine 2014 Vago National 18th&19th Oct, Rutland water


It’s a return to Rutland Water for our Annual Vago National 2014. 18th & 19th October.

This year we are being sponsored by Noble Marine.

Experienced and new vago sailors are welcomed to the event that has proven to be an excellent venue over the years.

In addition to 1-3rd prizes – currently being individually designed – there will also be a number of all entrants raffle prizes …. So there’s a chance you can win something just by turning up.!.. More details to come….

You don’t need to be an association member to enter, but association members will get a £10 discount to enter.

Visit to see what’s beens going on and register to keep up to date with future events.

The Notice of Race will be posted as soon as it comes available.

Vago sailors from across the globe compete in Bart’s Bash #bartsbash


I hope everyone enjoyed taking part in Bart’s Bash over the weekend? If you were unaware of this event – you must have had your head under a rock for the last few months!!

Tens of thousands of sailors from across the globe all raced against each other on Sunday 21st September in the inaugural Bart’s Bash event, to remember the sailor Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson who tragically lost his life during a training incident for the America’s Cup last year.  The event is raising money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, which supports and inspires youth sailing projects all over the world.  It was also attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest sailing event ever!

2 regular Vago circuit sailors from Hunts SC were also competing at the Southampton Boat Show Battle of the Classes event over thr weekend (also doubling up as a Bart’s Bash race).  So well done to Ed Deacon & Felicity Jones in vago164 who finished 14th and Brian Pitman in vago1444 who finished 31st.

For all you Vago sailors who took part out there you can see how you performed against other Vago’ers from across the world using the links below:

“Laser Vago”


The results are slowly being compiled by the organizing committee (a mammoth task!), so please be patient while the numbers are being crunched.


GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series 2014/2015 – Dates Announced

Want to get your fix of Vago racing during the colder winter months?  Why not plan to sail at one or more of the GJW Direct Winter Series Events.  Although these are not official Vago Class Association events, many of the regular Vago sailors compete in the series.

Hosted by clubs all over the UK, the series mixes fleet/handicap racing and pursuit racing to form a winter series.

So why not put some of the following dates in your diaries?


Draycote Dash 22nd – 23rd November 2014 Draycote SC
Datchet Flyer 13th – 14th December 2014 Datchet SC
Brass Monkey 27th December 2014 Yorkshire Dales SC
Grafham Grand Prix 28th December 2014 Grafham Water SC
Oxford Blue 3rd January 2015 Oxford SC
Bloody Mary 10th January 2015 Queen Mary SC
Steve Nicholson Trophy 24th January 2015 Northampton SC
Tiger Trophy 31st January – 1st February 2015 Rutland SC


For more information visit the GJW Direct SailJuice Series website <CLICK HERE>

Grafham SC Multiclass Event 2014 – Results

The Vago class enjoyed a fantastic weekends sailing at the Grafham Multiclass event with 10 Vagos in attendance.  Saturday provided some challenging variable lighter winds, with the breeze filling in for Sunday. A big thank-you to both Grafham SC for hosting us and to the race committee.   Congratulations to Dave Baxter for achieving a clean sweep of 1sts in the first 5 races to go on to win the Multiclass event.  Ed Deacon finished second with a consistent run of 2nd places, and Brian Pitman in 3rd, after enjoying a better second day.  Richard & Hannah Barnes were the first double handed boat, finishing in 4th place.

Here are the final results from the weekends racing…. Hope to see you all at Rutland for the final showdown of the season next month!