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B&G's sponsorship of Round the Island Race includes blogs, webinars and experts on-hand

by B&G 31 May 18:00 BST
Round the Island Race © RTI Race

B&G is delighted to be sponsoring this year's Round the Island Race. Taking place in June around the Isle of Wight, the race is arguably the most famous in the UK's sailing calendar, having been running since 1931.

B&G's sponsorship takes the form of Official Race Marine Electronics Partner which means its team of experts will be on-site to provide technical support to all the racers. They'll be working from the B&G van and offering guidance, troubleshooting and even B&G tech pre-race boat-checks for any sailors who request assistance.

This year, says B&G, it's aiming to give all sailors an equal advantage by demystifying top technology through a tutorial blog series offering straightforward, practical advice on technical topics.

The company has created helpful blogs to help competitors get their tech race ready:

  • How to view the exclusion zones on your B&G chartplotter
  • How to get the perfect start with your B&G chartplotter
  • Calibrating your electronics
  • Using windplot to monitor the shifts
  • Using the B&G chartplotter to get best tidal advantage
  • Tidal information
  • B&G App

The blogs can be accessed on B&G's website

Plus, Mark Chisnell (sailor/author) is hosting an additional two webinars on using B&G technology to create advantage - one for those starting out, and one for professionals.

"Although B&G tech is used a lot by professionals, we also have a full range of products designed for all levels and abilities from ocean racers to keen amateur crews, families and first-time racers who want something reliable, easy to use, and are out on the water having a go," says Simon Conder, Head of Global Brand at B&G.

"The Round the Island race is great for that and is a full mix of all sailing abilities, which is one of the reasons we decided to become a sponsor for this great event.

"With technology, understanding the capabilities of what you have onboard is often half the battle and too often people get caught up in all the things that a system can do, when all they want is the basics. With our systems we have the full range, and you can use as little or as much as you want to help you go faster or more safely depending on what you want to do. As this race is such a great mix of sailors we have also developed content and blogs to help demystify the science and help competitors get the most out of this race."

B&G is also sponsoring the weather briefing which is being delivered by Chris Tibbs (meteorologist).

To enter Britain's favourite race, go to the event website roundtheisland.org.uk

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