RYA’s ilovesailing calendar 2015 captures the energy and joy of sailing
The RYA ilovesailing Calendar 2015 is here! This year’s photo competition for the popular calendar attracted 250 entries and a big social media buzz through the RYA facebook page www.facebook.com/ryailovesailing. The 12 amazing winning photographs can be seen here with winning photographers listed below – all fantastic images that will make the ilovesailing calendar 2015 a must have for the boating community. The calendar, which sells for £3.50, was officially unveiled at the PSP Southampton Boat Show on Saturday 13 September.
The ilovesailing calendar competition ran from March to August 2014, with two photo winners being picked each month to appear on the 2015 calendar. Photos were displayed on the https://www.facebook.com/RYAILoveSailing/timeline, attracting lots of interest.
“The calibre of photos we received for the competition was amazing, making it so difficult to choose just 12 winners,” said Emma Slater, ilovesailing co-ordinator. “Our final 12 have come together to form yet another stunning calendar and have made for a striking display on the RYA stand throughout the show.”
One of the competition winners, Jon Christian, travelled all the way from Sweden to help celebrate the launch and collect his winner’s prizes which included, tickets to the PSP Southampton Boat Show, copy of the final printed calendar, a canvas print of their winning entry, a host of RYA goodies and of course the much loved and much coveted ilovesailing rubber duck.
Jon, whose entry takes up the December slot in the calendar entitled ‘End of the season’ commented: “It feels great to be a winner, it’s the first competition I’ve ever won.
“The ilovesailing calendar competition and Facebook page is great fun. It’s a great way to get people engaged with this fabulous sport. Anyone can get involved and the weekly caption competitions show a humorous side as well; because it is all about having fun.”
The final twelve calendar competition winners for 2014/15 are:
• Andy Carter from Dartmouth, Devon
• Christopher Riordan (location unknown)
• Colin Jex from Arnside, Lancs
• James Rainsford from Dartmouth, Devon
• Nick Wake from Odiham, Hants
• Peter Gowing from Whitstable, Kent
• Jacob Hill from County Down, Northern Ireland
• Karen Langston from Beccles, Suffolk
• Jon Christian from Kristinehamn, Sweden
• Keith Johnson from Retford, Nottinghamshire
• Jo Grierson from Poole, Dorset
• Oliver Southgate from Tiptree, Essex
Here’s the RYA video of the official launch of the 2015 calendar at PSP Southampton Boat Show
You can view all the calendar competition entries and winning photos on the ilovesailing Facebook page www.facebook.com/ryailovesailing
Calendars will be available to purchase via the RYA web shop, www.rya.org.uk/shop