Katie Miller has been a Raymarine ambassador since 2007, when she won Young Sailor of the Year

Katie was the youngest woman to ever participate in the

Ostar Trans-Atlantic single-handed race, and is now preparing to take part in

the TwoStar Transatlantic race, a legendary double-handed race that has been

resurrected for 2012.


As part of her preparations for this campaign, Katie has been optimising her

Figaro class yacht, Hot Socks, for

racing under IRC rules. Katie has already qualified for the TwoStar by

completing a recent 1,000 mile qualifier, together with co-skipper Matthew

Lingley. Hot Socks will be taking

part in 2011 Cowes Week, which takes place this week.


Katie’s latest campaign has been supported by Raymarine, which has equipped her

Figaro yacht with electronic systems, including a SPX-5 pilot system and ST70

instrument system.


Katie says; “The Raymarine equipment I have been given means absolute precision

and reliability. The SPX-5 Pilot System will provide such peace of mind for me

and my co skipper Matthew Lingley when racing. Raymarine have always been onto

a winning formula through their marine electronics, and their support for

sailing teams is second to none. I am thrilled to be re-joining the Raymarine

ambassador team.”


Raymarine’s support for Katie has been longstanding, having supported her since

she was awarded the Raymarine YJA Young Sailor of the Year Award in 2007 in

recognition of her achievements.


Sarah Brooke, Raymarine UK Sales and Marketing Executive, says: “We are

delighted to have Katie back on board. Katie is an outstanding young female

sailor and we take great pride in supporting her and her endeavours on the

water.”


Katie’s solo sailing career began in 2007 when she circumnavigated Britain in

aid of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. In 2008 she went on to win the bluQube

1000 solo race, her first ever solo offshore race, and shortly afterwards

became the youngest ever female to complete the OSTAR singlehanded transatlantic

race. In 2010, Katie competed in the Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race

resulting in a 3rd place result IRC 1.


With the support of Raymarine, Katie is hopeful of more campaign success in the

years to come.