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Next two spots secured on ilovesailing Calendar

by Emma Slater 3 May 2018 06:52 BST
Ellie goes Solo! © Errol Edwards

Errol Edwards from Bristol and Shaun Roster from Southsea, Hampshire have clinched the next two spots on the 2019 ilovesailing calendar.

The two winning entries were chosen from amongst 33 fantastic black and white images submitted in April, with images ranging from spectacular racing shots, to atmospheric seascapes.

Commenting on his win Errol said: "I'm very happy that my photo has won a spot on the next I love sailing calendar. I won a spot on the 2014 calendar (June) too which makes me feel very lucky."

Errol's image entitled 'Ellie goes Solo!' was taken at Chew Valley Lake SC on a very gusty and windy day, explains Errol. "The young lady sailing my new Solo for the very first time is Ellie Cumpsty. She a past RYA junior champion in the Laser Radial and past member of Team GBR. Ellie will be competing at the 2018 Solo National Championships at Hayling Island in my Solo and sailing it whenever she can, allowing me time to concentrate on some more sailing photography," Errol added.

While winner Shaun commented: "I'm delighted to win a place in the 2019 RYA Calendar, I love sailing photography and having the opportunity to share one of my images across the wider sailing community is fantastic."

Shaun's image entitled 'Downwind Mark - J80 World Championships 2017 on the Solent' was taken whilst flying along the Solent, near Cowes. Shaun explains: "I happened to see the J80 World Championship fleet heading downwind towards the bottom mark and managed to time my overhead to capture these five boats on a variety of mark rounding angles which provided dynamic interest, balance and variation to the image. It was quite a grey colourless day and the red mark stood out so well, from overhead that it had to become the main focus of the image. It was taken with a Nikon D750 DSLR."

Errol and Shaun, not only claim their place on the calendar but also:

  • Two tickets to the PSP Southampton Boat Show for the official prize giving
  • Canvas print of their winning entry
  • A copy of the final printed calendar
  • A selection of RYA goodies
  • And of course the much loved ilovesailing rubber duck – which this year is a black duck to compliment the black and white theme of the 2019 calendar!
"With such a broad variety and fantastic quality of images being submitted, judging and choosing just two winners each month is extremely difficult", commented Emma Slater, ilovesailing co-ordinator. "Errol and Shaun's images really took the judges eye and will look fantastic on the final calendar."

Whether it's dinghy cruising or yacht racing, family days out or regattas, whatever kind of sailing you love, share your favourite sailing photos and each month two lucky entrants will be picked to win a place on the 2019 ilovesailing calendar.

Two winners will be picked each month between March and July to represent a different month on the 2019 calendar, with the final two spots being selected in August from all the other entries made between March and July.

All you have to do to take part is post your favourite black and white sailing photo(s) on to the ilovesailing Facebook page or email your entry to , it's that easy. Winners will be notified via Facebook and/or email.

Entrants can supply multiple images and can take enter in more than one month. All images need to be black and white, although spot colour may also be considered. By submitting a photograph, entrants agree that their images maybe used for marketing and promotional purposes. If selected, entrants will be asked to confirm they have permission to share the photo from any individuals visible in the photograph. Full terms and conditions available at click on 'About'.

The 2019 calendars will go on sale at the 2018 Southampton Boat Show in September, where the first 50 people to purchase a copy will also receive a FREE 2018 ilovesailing rubber duck. Alternatively the calendars will also be available to purchase via the RYA web shop, from 14 September.

As well as the calendar competition the ilovesailing page will continue to run its ever popular weekly caption competition, giving you a chance to share your funny, clever and witty captions in a bid to win an ilovesailing duck.

Come along to the page at and get involved.

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