6TH January 2006 Old Billingsgate, London EC3

Tables for the inaugural IPC Media Marine Awards, at Old Billingsgate on Friday 6th January 2006, are selling fast. According to Publishing Director Paul Cheal, “Over 400 seats have already been confirmed which includes a mixture of our very best sportsmen and women along with some of the leading companies involved in the leisure marine industry. Those taking seats include Henri Lloyd, Musto, Performance Sailcraft, Moody Yachts, Barclays Marine, Bank of Scotland, Lewmar, MTU, Garmin, Tacktick, Brookes and Gatehouse, and Navionics.”

The event is being supported by the British Marine Federation, Royal Yachting Association and Yachting Journalists Association. There will be nine product and service awards which are being sponsored by B A Peters, Sealine international, Sunseeker International and Veneziani. In addition Raymarine are sponsoring the YJA Yachtsman of the Year Award and the RYA Young Sailor of the Year Award. HRH the Princess Royal will be attending the event and presenting two of the key awards.

The event which is a black tie dinner includes a champagne reception with canapés, three course meal with fine wines, dancing to live music and an after dinner bar. Transport from ExCel to the venue and back is being provided but guests need to confirm in advance if they would like this service. Tickets can be obtained by visiting www.ybw.com/marineawards or by telephoning
0207 261 5167 – but hurry there are only a few tables left!