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Marlow announces new Pro Sailor Speaker line-up at the Southampton International Boat Show 2019

by Emma Donovan 9 Sep 2019 12:00 BST 13-22 September 2019
Marlow Pro Sailor Speaker line-up: David Hivey © Martina Orsini

Meet Marlow's Pro-Sailor Partners:

Saturday 14th September will see the show open with a Marlow talk from IMOCA 60 offshore racer Pip Hare who joins Marlow on stage after her recent success in the 2019 Fastnet. At 11am Pip will be sharing her experiences as an offshore sailor and her plans for the Vendee Globe 2020. There will also be an opportunity to visit Pip at her yacht Super Bijou.

Susie Goodall will deliver a Q&A session on the Marlow Hub at 11am on Sunday 15th September. In 2018 Susie hit world headlines after becoming the youngest and only female competitor in the Golden Globe Race. A race which saw her hit immense highs with a fantastic set of race gains before tragedy stuck in the South Pacific.

Paralympic sailor Hannah Stodel will join the Marlow Hub on Thursday 19th September at 11am for a talk about her extensive career to date, firstly as a Paralympian and now as a Vendee Globe competitor. Marlow have had the pleasure of working with Hannah since her Olympic days and are working with Hannah again to help her achieve her goal of sailing single-handedly in the Vendee Globe.

David Hivey has seen great success in recent years on the Moth circuit and he'll be sharing his knowledge and tips on foiling and the Moth class. A European champion medallist at Foiling Week for the last two years, David has won both silver and gold.

Our Experts:

Kate Fortnam

Kate heads up 'The Green Blue' (the RYA & British Marine's Environmental Programme) and regularly advises sailors and organisations in the marine industry about measures to help protect our oceans, whilst continuing to enjoy sailing in all its glory. Kate will be sharing her sustainable sailing tips and answering questions.

Mark Jardine

As Managing Editor of the hugely successful Yachts and and, there isn't much that Mark doesn't know, or isn't connected to in sailing. Keeping at the front of sailing club news and trends has equipped Mark with insights to the sport and how to sustain and develop participation in sailing from today's youngsters. He'll be sharing his knowledge and advice on how sailors, clubs, commodores and yacht masters alike can develop further participation.

David Mossman

As Marlow's Leisure Marine Manager and with an extensive career in sailing prior to that, David has a lifetime of knowledge across the sailing spectrum. Our nationwide Rope-Shows and splicing workshops are delivered by David around the UK and Ireland, and this year he'll be running shows twice daily, encouraging visitors to get a handle on their ropes.

Mark Lea, Tech Iosh

Mark is Marlow's Technical Sales & Product Manager for the Working at Height division and has a wealth of knowledge in this sector. Trained to IRATA Level 3, Mark is also a trainee Irata Instructor and IRATA health and safety committee member. He'll be sharing his valuable expertise with Boat Show visitors on 19th September, with a talk on safety when rigging masts and working at height.

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