Please select your home edition
Edition
GJW Direct - Multi Dinghy Insurance

Olympic Gold Medallist to star in RYA Dinghy Training Videos

by Royal Yachting Association on 12 Aug 2002

Olympic Sailing Gold medallist Shirley Robertson will be seen sailing in the South West of England during the summer. Not training for an international competition but sailing with a group of beginner sailors and a camera crew! Devon has been chosen as the location of two new sailing instructional videos to be made by the RYA (Royal Yachting Association). Video one will look at learning to sail a small boat and video two will introduce beginners to sail racing.

The South West is widely recognised as providing some of the best sailing locations in the world, so no wonder the region has succeeded in attracting the RYA who have already established themselves as providers of high quality instructional videos. As a result of the production of these films/instructional videos, it is envisaged that more people from around the country and world will want to take to the water.

A strong creative team has been pulled together to make the films. Rob Andrews, Ex-National Sailing Coach and a leading member of the international sailing community will write and co-produce the videos. Shirley Robertson, Sydney 2000 Olympic Gold Medallist will be the main presenter. APP Broadcast will film, edit and produce the films. APP has earned an international reputation for making sailing coverage exciting and captivating audiences well beyond the traditional sailing enthusiasts. This includes sailing coverage for BBC Sport since 1997 and "Taking on the World", the story of Ellen McArthur's Vendee Globe single-handed race around the world.

The production of the videos has only been made possible as a result of the strong support of the sponsors. South West Watersports - SWH2O, is the main sponsor (www.sw-watersports.com) with four associate sponsors; Henri Lloyd; ICC Salcombe; Laser and Yachts and Yachting.

If you would like further details about the videos, including the official launch dates, please contact, Graham Manchester, On Water Consultants, tel: 01395 260 452, e-mail: ryavideos@onwater.net

Related Articles

Have you claimed your free ticket?
RYA members go free to Southampton Boat Show Since launching in June, nearly 3,000 RYA members have already taken advantage of the exclusive FREE ticket offer to the 2017 Yachtmarket.com Southampton Boat Show, and there is still time for you to claim your FREE ticket. Posted on 11 Aug
RYA issues Red Diesel update
As situation develops in Belgium In response to red diesel fines that occurred in Belgium at the end of June and earlier this month, the RYA has been in communication with the relevant UK and European authorities, with a view to encouraging them to find a solution to the discrepancy. Posted on 2 Aug
Even more great savings for RYA members
Time Inc join RYA member reward partner programme Publishers, Time Inc, are the latest organisation to come on board as RYA Member Reward Partners offering exclusive offers and discounts to the RYA's 109,000 plus members. Posted on 30 Jul
Simply Hammocks latest to join
As an RYA Member Reward Partner The RYA is delighted to introduce Simply Hammocks as the latest organisation to come on board as an RYA Member Reward Partner, joining over 70 existing reward partners offering exclusive discounts and offers to the RYA's 109,000 plus members. Posted on 1 Jul
Exclusive discounts for RYA members
From new member reward partners Dryrobe The RYA is delighted to welcome dryrobe as a new RYA member reward partner offering exclusive discounts for RYA members. Posted on 30 Jun
More opportunities to get on the water
With the RYA's Summer of Sailing With longer days and warmer weather, there's never been a better time to be inspired to get out on the water. Following the success of RYA Push the Boat Out, the RYA once again are offering a whole summer of sailing with opportunities for everyone. Posted on 12 Jun
Free ticket to the Southampton Boat Show
Exclusively for RYA members Following the success of the 2016 free ticket offer to the Southampton Boat Show the RYA, working closely with British Marine, is once again able to offer all members a FREE ticket to the 2017 Show taking place from 15 - 24 September. Posted on 2 Jun
RYA launches 2017 Safety Advisory Notice
To mark the start of Boat Fire Safety Week To mark the start of Boat Fire Safety Week, the RYA has today launched the 2017 Safety Advisory Notice – featuring six key topics to help boaters think in practical terms about their safety afloat. Posted on 29 May
RYA reminds boaters to report entanglements
Fishing gear that poses a hazard to navigation Fishing gear that poses a hazard to navigation because it cannot be readily seen has been a concern to boaters for many years and it has been on the RYA's agenda for just as long. Posted on 13 May
New Olympic Performance Manager
Mark Robinson to join the RYA in June The RYA is delighted to complete its World Class Programme management team with the appointment of Mark Robinson as its new Olympic Performance Manager. Posted on 28 Apr