Garmin are a leading worldwide provider of navigation, committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and sports that are an essential part of their customers’ lives.
They have kindly supplied me with navigation equipment which is super compact (essential on a boat this size!) and ultra reliable. That equipment is going to keep me on course and safe as I navigate my way along the coastline of Britain.
YB tracking are a UK company that specialise in satellite tracking devices that help keep people safe. They are used in many extreme sports as well as in more day to day activities and ensure your loved ones know where you are, wherever you are in the world.
They have kindly provided me with a tracker which will enable my support crew to monitor my progress and for everyone following the adventure to see my progress live on this website.
RS sailing are the leading UK based dinghy manufacturer producing a wide range of dinghies from high performance single handed and double handed boats to excellent training boats.
They are helping me get my boat ready for this epic journey.
Wolfden Creative is a digital-first, design and media company based in Portsmouth, UK. They provide services ranging from brand identity development, all the way to social media management as well as graphic design and print media.
They are helping me with the Race To Scotland brand, it’s development, consistent branding throughout all platforms, as well as managing my social media feeds and outreach.
Polar Digital is a Website Technology development startup based in Portsmouth, UK. They work alongside each other to design and build great websites and applications for businesses all over the world.
Ben and Ollie have helped me to get this website up and running, emphasizing the importance of a strong web presence in today’s age.
Grapefruit Graphics are a sports branding company based on the South Coast. They provide all sorts of branding from hull wrapping to vehicle branding, banners and logos for sails.
They have kindly helped out with providing the graphics for the boat and sail in support of the charities I’m raising money for.
Makers of great marine radios ICOM have kindly supplied one of their IC-M25EURO radios to help keep me safe and in contact on the trip to Scotland.
OverBoard are makers of adventure tested waterproof bags/cases and are supplying me with some of their great kit to keep my food and essential safety kit safe and dry.
Rooster Sailing are kindly supporting Race To Scotland by supplying my clothing kit for the trip. I’ve always been a user of their products as they are designed with lots of thought and experience of dinghy sailing. The layering system really keeps me warm and dry, whilst still offering the flexibility needed for sailing such a small dinghy.
ZEST Boatworks based in Warash have been brilliant in modifying my RS Aero to get it ready for the trip to John O Groats. Find out more about Martin, the team at ZEST and all the things they can do for your boat by clicking on this link.
Halcyon Yachts are an international yacht delivery company based in the UK. They know the oceans well and have kindly helped me with some advice about the route I will be taking. They also make some great films and Pete joined me for the day to help with a promotional shoot.
Morgan sails are able to deal with all your sail requirements including racing and cruising sails for dinghies and small yachts. They have access to CAD programs and laser cut sails. They also do repairs, covers and all their products are built in-house in the uk. They have made my purpose built padding.
SOLRX have kindly supplied me with sunscreen for the trip. It is long-lasting, water resistant so perfect for staying on no matter how much spray or rain, sweat resistant so it wont run into my eyes and the Zinc formula is ocean friendly and acts as a reflector to the suns UV rays. All in all just what I need. Find out more here.
Harken make lots of the parts for the RS Aero and have kindly supplied me with lots of spares – just in case. Their quality blocks are one of the strengths of this great boat – good to know when you are travelling 960 miles in it! Find out more about Harken here.