Now that’s a Boat Show!
Why in the hell can’t our boat shows have something like this? Talk about creating a buzz…
The 18ft skiff class will be making a return to the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2009 at stand C58 in the centre of the Great Hall. On display will be Rob Greenhalgh’s brand new Holt sponsored boat featuring a unique new UK designed and built rig and sails package from Selden and Norths. Also on display will be fantastic video footage from the 2008 UK circuit showing the boat and the rest of the class in action as well as footage from last month’s JJ Giltinan Championship in Australia. The class will be announcing details of the 2009 UK and European circuit and further information on the inaugural Mark Foy Trophy for the International Championship to be held at Carnac in Brittany in June. Finally the latest headcam equipment from Predator, who have committed to supply equipment for the 2009 season, will be on view.
On the stand at the Dinghy show will be footage shot at the 2008 Grand Prix event on the Solent by 1080 Media. A perfect days skiff racing in a force 3-4 with some classic Solent chop showing the flying eighteens at their best. A preview is available here. Additionally sailcam.tv have produced an exclusive montage of footage from last month’s JJ Giltinan Championships for the show, taken form their forthcoming 18ft skiff DVD.
For the circuit 2009 the class also will be supplied with the latest Predator head cams which can be seen on the stand. Expect to see a lot more of the thrills and spills of skiff racing up close and personal.