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Raymarine announces inaugural Raymarine J/80 Championships

April 2014

Raymarine is proud to announce the company’s sponsorship of the inaugural Raymarine J/80 Championships. A season-long series of UK-based events, the 2014 Raymarine J/80 Championship starts in April with the Warsash Spring Championships, moving on to the J/80 Nationals in Poole and the Royal Southern Yacht Club Regatta in May. June sees the 2014 Raymarine J/80 Championship take in the JP Morgan Round the Island Race, followed by the J-Cup in July, culminating in the last weekend of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week in August. The J/80 is a highly successful One Design with over 1450 J/80s sailing world-wide. 
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High-tech horizons beckon for today’s marine engineering apprentices

June 2013


Apprentice George Woolliss, 18, found himself hovering above the rooftops of Bournemouth & Poole College last week.  George, from the village of St Leonard’s near Ringwood, was given a bird’s eye view of the latest high-tech equipment loaned to the college on a long-term basis by Raymarine, one of the region’s leading marine electronics company based in Fareham.


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Raymarine’s Racemaster first across the line as Geoff Carveth wins SB20 World Championships

January 2013


The UON SB20 World Championships, held at Hamilton Island in December 2012, saw one of the closest fought series of races. The event concluded with Geoff Carveth’s British WKD team sailing into the SB20 class history books to be crowned SB20 world champion for the third time. With the leading SB20 boats and crews so competitively matched, one of the advantages used by Carveth was his Racemaster compass from Raymarine which provided essential data from the race course.

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Raymarine announced as headline sponsor for the 2013 RYA Yachtmaster Instructors Conference

December 2012


World leading marine electronics manufacturer Raymarine is pleased to announce it will be supporting the 2013 RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Conference as the title sponsor.

The 2013 RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Conference will be held at the Marriott Highcliff Hotel in Bournemouth 26-27 January 2013, with guest speakers Roger Towner, Chief Examiner and Registrar of Shipping for the Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Richard Haworth from High Latitudes.

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Andrea Mura Selects Latest Raymarine Electronics On Vento Di Sardegna In Preparation For 2012 Twostar

June 2012


With a class win in the Route de Rhum, Italian Andrea Mura in his Open 50 Vento di Sardegna, is probably the fastest monohull entered in the 2012 TWOSTAR race. As part of his race preparations Mura has chosen to fully upgrade the Raymarine electronics onboard, with Raymarine’s new i70 instruments and p70 autopilot control heads. Mura and crew Riccardo Apolloni will also be using Raymarine’s TH24 Handheld Thermal Imaging Camera on board for additional safety and visibility at all times of day and night.

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Raymarine sponsors the OAR Project on a Great British adventure

May 2012


Raymarine, the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine electronics, is supporting the Olympic Atlantic Row (OAR) with the latest marine technology. Raymarine navigation equipment will play a vital role in the OAR’s epic challenge to row 2,000 miles across the North Atlantic Ocean, departing from Canada to arrive in England in time to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

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Raymarine re-signs solo yacht racer Katie Miller as Ambassador

August 2011


Raymarine UK, leading marine electronics manufacturer, has re-signed solo yacht racer Katie Miller as its latest Ambassador. Katie was the youngest woman to ever participate in the Ostar Trans-Atlantic single-handed race, and is now preparing to take part in the TwoStar Transatlantic race, a legendary double-handed race that has been resurrected for 2012. 

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