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Raymarine named Technical Partner for UK's Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay

Author: Raymarine   Date: 08:00 Tuesday 20 Jun 2017

Raymarine, a division of FLIR Systems, has reinforced its commitment to the British sailing community by announcing its continued role as official Technical Partner to the UK’s Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay. Organised by the Island Sailing Club, the Round the Island Race is one of the world’s largest sailing events, attracting more than 1,600 boats with more than 16,000 sailors from around the world.

As the race’s official Technical Partner, Raymarine will play a key role in providing competitors with essential weather updates ahead of the event, culminating with a live Weather Briefing and pre-race strategy on the race eve. For this year’s Weather Briefing, Raymarine has enlisted the expertise of the British Sailing Team’s meteorologist, Simon Rowell who will share his tactical advice and present the final pre-race weather strategy using the high precision Theyr weather and ocean forecasting system in conjunction with Raymarine’s global weather forecasting app.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Dave Atkinson, Head of Race Management for the Round the Island Race, said: "Raymarine has been part of our race family for over a decade and we are delighted to continue working with a brand that entirely complements ours. We look forward to working with Raymarine as an official Technical Partner again this year."

This year’s event marks Raymarine’s 14th consecutive year as the Race’s official Technical Partner. Raymarine also confirms its continued sponsorship of the Round the Island Race’s Young Sailor’s Trophy, which is presented to the fastest young skipper the day after the race.

The 2017 Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay takes place on Saturday 1st July 2017.

Join the Raymarine Weather Briefing Friday June 30th online at www.raymarine.co.uk/rtir