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B&G are proud to announce their first Virtual Invitational in partnership with YachtsandYachting.com

by Dulcie Allen, B&G 28 May 11:12 UTC
Will Harris © B&G

B&G, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, are pleased to announce their first virtual regatta, taking place on June 3rd at 3pm in partnership with YachtsandYachting.com. The B&G Virtual Invitational is your chance to race against B&G Ambassadors and Partners in an eSailing event, where you can also win fantastic prizes!

The event will be LIVE on the B&G official Facebook page, and we are inviting members of the public to compete against Team B&G in a total of 10 races. The overall winner amongst the challengers will win the top prize of a B&G Vulcan 7 sailing chartplotter; designed for coastal cruising and club racing.

Team B&G

Team B&G have a fantastic line up of ambassadors and partners with a host of experience between them - it will be a tough line up to beat!

Henry Bomby - B&G Ambassador and professional sailor

Having competed in the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean race, represented Great Britain at the 2019 EUROSAF Mixed Offshore European Championship, Henry is now working his way towards the 2024 Olympics.

Tom Cheney - Software Engineer at INEOS Team UK

Tom is a software engineer with experience in the performance sailing sector, having developed software for Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup. He is now an engineer at INEOS Team UK.

Will Harris — Malizia Co-Skipper (GBR)

Will is an experienced offshore sailor, having competed in the Fastnet Race in 2019 on Malizia II with Boris and co-skipper for the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019.

Miles Seddon - Opposite Tack

Between the 2014 and 2018 races Miles was the navigator on Phaedo3 the MOD70, breaking 9 world records over 3.5 years. Then he joined MAPFRE for the last VOR, as on shore navigator. He is currently doing some navigation coaching to a group of shorthanded sailors.

The B&G Virtual Invitational event will be co-hosted by Mark Jardine from YachtsandYachting.com and Alan Davis EVP of B&G; they will be providing commentary during the race as well as joining each of the competitors to quiz them on their tactics, as well as all their past experience as professional sailors.

Mark Jardine said, "I'm delighted to be working with B&G livestreaming their Virtual Invitational. During lockdown we've all been craving a bit of competitive sailing, and Virtual Regatta has provided us with the platform to do just that. It's going to be fascinating chatting to the sailors during the race, learning more about the strategies and how they use the virtual instrumentation!"

There is still time to enter, if you think you have what it takes to beat Team B&G and take home the top prize sign up today: www.yachtsandyachting.com/competition/22/BandG-Virtual-Invitational. The B&G Virtual Invitational will be streamed LIVE from the official B&G Facebook page on 3rd June at 3pm - make sure to tune in to experience the thrill of the race!

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