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Sailingfast to retail UK-built ILCAs

by Emma Hepplewhite, Sailingfast 2 Oct 2020 08:00 BST
2020 ILCA Nationals in Portland Harbour © Georgie Altham Photography

Sailingfast is delighted to announce exciting news relating to class-legal ILCAs in the UK. Ovington Boats have been authorised as ILCA builders and have appointed Sailingfast as their UK retail team.

Sailingfast support sailors through sponsorship of key events, including the UKLA World / European Qualifiers, UKLA Nationals and the UKLA Sailingfast Series. In addition, we provide onsite chandlery support at key events and can offer delivery throughout the UK.

Sailingfast owner, Duncan Hepplewhite, delivered the first of the Ovington-built ILCAs to the Nationals which took place at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy back in August.

Duncan Hepplewhite comments: "Sailingfast has been providing onsite chandlery support to the Junior and Youth Markets since we started out in 2002. By partnering with Ovington to sell the ILCA, we will continue to be able to support the sailors throughout their sailing career."

Chris Turner, Managing Director at Ovington Boats Ltd explains "Sailingfast plays a key role in supplying the ILCA class and is perfectly positioned to help Ovington Boats look after the ILCA customers in the UK."

Ovington Boats based in North Shields, England, have a world-wide reputation for their high-performance boat building. Quite simply, they make boats that win.

Sailingfast will be providing onsite chandlery support at the following ILCA events:

  • 3rd-4th October - UKLA Autumn Qualifier (Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy)
  • 10th-11th October - Masters Nationals/Qualifier (Pevensey Bay Sailing Club)
  • 17th-18th October - UKLA Autumn Qualifier (Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy)
  • 24th-25th October - RYA Youth Nationals (Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy)
  • 7th November Masters - Inlands (Chew Valley Sailing Club)
For all your ILCA spares and boat requirements please contact the Sailingfast Team on 01324 861 756 or via email

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