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B&G Race Support Programme

Author: Jo Bowden   Date: 17:13 Friday 3 May 2024

Launching this week is the B&G #RaceForAll Video Interview Series which provides insights from a wide range of competitors past and present. From race day preparation, top tips and tactics to Round the Island Race sailing memories that stay with each competitor forever.

First up is Tom Cheney, Software Developer for INEOS/Team UK and SailGP. Tom Cheney has competed in over 20 races; he speaks about his special connection to the race and why it attracts sailors from all around the world. View here.

Louise Clayton – Offshore Double Handed Skipper, OneSails
Louise Clayton – Do your homework for a great Round The Island Race
Louise Clayton provides us with insights into pre-race day preparation and how using instruments you trust can make all the difference in often challenging conditions.

Harry Tilling – Yacht Broker & Offshore Racer, Key Yachting
Harry Tilling – The thrill of a day racing the Round The Island Race
Harry describes his race day on the water with his family and all the elements that come together to create a challenging and memorable race.

Matt Eeles – Product Director, B&G
Matt Eeles – B&G, Round The Island Race partner
Matt Eeles talks through the special relationship B&G has with the waters surrounding the Solent and why B&G are proud to be the marine electronics partner for Round The Island Race.

Mark Owens – Team Lead, Software Quality Assurance, B&G
Mark Owens – A successful race day plan for Round The Island Race
Mark runs through some practical advice for the boat and crew for a successful Round the Island Race.

Mark Chisnel – Rules Adviser, INEOS Britannia
Mark Chisnel – Memories of an epic event – Round The Island Race
Mark reminds us to get an early night and how to get the most of the unique experience that is the Round The Island Race.

Get Race Day Ready Blog Series

B&G's popular blog series continues this year and new for 2024, B&G have added blogs from team member Ben Meakins, who shares his experiences of 25 years of Round The Island Races, as well as blogs from their experts, sharing hints and tips on sailing processor calibration, the invaluable race modes on ZeusS as well as popular topics including getting the perfect race start to tides and exclusion zones.

Race Weekend Support

B&G will be in Cowes from the afternoon of Friday 14th June, including a support team from Hudson Marine who will be available to answer any technical queries and help participants optimise their electronics setup before the race.

On Race Day the B&G Event Vehicle will also be open to any competitors and visitors who may like to experience B&G products first hand, as well as jetting around on the water and handing out free gifts to competitors as they cross the finish line.

For all the information on the B&G Race Support Programme please visit: