Raymarine has been announced as the Navigation Partner for the Sea element of RB12, the "Land, Sea and Air marathon".

Raymarine has been announced as the Navigation Partner for the Sea element of RB12, the “Land, Sea and Air marathon”. Up to 50 cars, 50 boats and 50 aircraft will be pitting their skills against the others in their discipline on a route which takes them around Britain – on the sea, in the sky and on roads. The event starts on 21 June 2012 at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, venue for this year’s Olympic sailing events, and finishes back at Weymouth some 10 days later.
Raymarine, the world’s leading manufacturer of marine electronics, safety and communication products will provide valuable support for this prestigious event. Not only will Raymarine’s state- of-the-art technology be used by the race organisers for route planning, but the company will also be helping participants with special offers on the purchase of key navigation and safety equipment. Raymarine’s sales and technical team will be present with the Raymarine support trailer at the start and finish of the race, assisting with last minute technical enquiries. Raymarine will also be donating a variety of prizes for the winners and runners up on each of the 10 legs, and a prize for the overall sea race winner.
Hugo Ambrose, Director of RB12 says, “We are delighted to welcome Raymarine to our sponsor programme as the first of our Sea equipment suppliers. Their experience and expertise will be invaluable to our competitors”
Sarah Brooke, UK Sales and Marketing Executive at Raymarine, commented: “We are delighted to be the Navigation Partner for RB12 Sea and pleased that the organisers will be using Raymarine technology to plan the route and the legs. Many of the boats competing will be relying on Raymarine to find the quickest, safest and shortest routes around Britain. It’s a unique and fantastic event and we are thrilled to be involved.”

RB12 is recognised by the UIM as a World Cup status event, and is being run under the auspices of the RYA, the national body for power boat racing. The winner of the Sea race will also receive a £35,000 cash ‘purse’ as well as the prestigious Beaverbrook Round Britain Trophy, which will be presented by Lord Beaverbrook.

More details about the RB12 can be found at www.rb12.com