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
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
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
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.