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And the winners are... Ilovesailing calendar competition reaches half way point

by Emma Slater, RYA 5 Jun 2018 16:46 BST
Fleet © Steven Kaark

Michelle Howell from Wakefield and Steven Kaark from Lower Brailes have claimed the next two spots on the 2019 ilovesailing calendar as the competition reaches the half way stage.

Michelle and Steven, 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!
Commenting on her winning photo entitled 'Tiny Planet!' Michelle said: "The photo was taken off Grand Canaria in November 2017 at the start of the ARC and I did it on an App called Tiny Planets".

Michelle, who was also a winner back in March added: "Wow! Thanks very much for choosing another of my images! I'm quite amazed to win two spots on the calendar!"

While Steven, whose photo is entitled 'Firefly Team Racing at Farmoor' commented: "Well, what a nice surprise! Thank you.

"It's very nice to have my photo selected and to be able to share it. In reality, it was a lucky snap, into the sun on a very cold, early spring day in 2011 at Farmoor Reservoir."

A total of 28 fantastic shots were submitted in May; Emma Slater, ilovesailing co-ordinator commented: "The calibre of the images being submitted is absolutely fantastic making judging extremely tricky.

"The black and white theme is providing us with some truly stunning pictures and I for one can't wait to see the final calendar in September."

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 emma.slater@rya.org.uk, 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.

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 and get involved.

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