Raymarine ensure crews and safety teams keep in touch

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The forthcoming Round Britain Powerboat Race starting from Portsmouth on June 21 is a huge endurance battle of 1,600 nautical miles testing boats and crews to their limits. However, competitors will have a helping hand, both before and during the event, as Raymarine has joined forces with the organisers to offer free product support for the entire race.

Dedicated product support teams will be available on site from two days prior to the start of the competition at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, offering professional technical advice and support to anyone who has questions and concerns about their kit or require additional training. In addition, Raymarine product support teams will be on hand at every stop-over to ensure on-site assistance is available for those who require it.

The event will be the greatest international offshore powerboat race to be held for many years. More than 50 boats are likely to cross the start line, including two Raymarine ambassadors; leading offshore powerboat racer Shelley Jory, and Greg Marsden, who’s extreme Vampire RIB is expected to give the on-board Raymarine equipment a punishing workout during the challenge.

The race is not for the faint-hearted. It’s only the third time in the 100 year history of offshore powerboat racing that a race round Britain has been held, and it will echo the previous races when bravery, endurance and sheer grit saw pilots power their way to the finish.

Raymarine’s distributor team and support schedule is as follows:

June 18-20 Portsmouth (Raymarine Service Department)

June 21-22 Plymouth (Waypoint 1)

June 22-23 Milford Haven (Dyfed Electronics)

June 23-24 Bangor NI (Marine Services Ireland)

June 24-25 Oban (Boat Electrics)

June 26-27 Inverness (Caley Marine)

June 27-28 Edinburgh (Blue V)

June 28-29 Newcastle (PA Lynch)

June 29-30 Lowestoft (Cliff Marine)