Race Competitors Encouraged to Watch Live Weather Briefing to win over £2,000 worth of Raymarine electronics

RTIR 2018 - Win over £2,000 worth of Raymarine electronics

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Round The Island Race 2018 | Raymarine by FLIR

With only days to go until the main event, Raymarine, the official Technical Partner of Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay, is offering participants the chance to win thousands of pounds worth of marine electronics when they watch the Live Weather Briefing on the eve of The Race. Raymarine has once again teamed up with British Sailing Team Meteorologist Simon Rowell, who will lead the annual weather session at 6pm on Friday from a new venue – the Events Centre at Cowes Yacht Haven.

This is the 15th year Raymarine has supported Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay and, through its collaboration with Simon, will once again play a key role in helping competitors prepare. As well as giving his expert insight into the weather, tide and sea state on Saturday, Simon will run through the course, giving vital information about exclusion zones and anticipated conditions at the main areas of concern. During the live briefing, which will also be available to watch online, Simon will reveal how to enter the special prize draw to win £2,000 worth of Raymarine electronics.

With a string of high-profile yachting achievements under his belt, including skippering the winning boat in the 2002 Clipper Round the World Race, and a first-class Masters in meteorology, Simon is perfectly placed to advise competitors. To be sure not to miss this valuable briefing, register for a Live Weather Briefing reminder here.

Competitors are also reminded to register their boat with the tracking app here enabling them to create a ‘race within a race’ with friends and rivals, as well as allow family ashore to follow their progress #ItsYourRace

To coincide with the introduction of AIS race tracking, Raymarine is also offering all competitors £150 cashback when purchasing a new AIS700 before July 31st, 2018. To qualify, simply purchase the unit from any Raymarine retailer and send a copy of the receipt and your race entry with a cashback form, which can be downloaded here, within 30 days of purchase to Raymarine using the address on the form.