RYA Yachtmaster of the Year to attend Cruising Conference

posted on 2nd February 2018 within

It’s just been confirmed that three times World Champion, Paralympian and RYA Yachtmaster of the Year, Hannah Stodel, will attend the Cruising Conference, sponsored by Fox’s Marina & Boatyard, on Sunday 11 March 2018. This unique new event is being organised by the Woolverstone Project, an accredited RYA Training Centre that delivers the fun and freedom of sailing for those with disabilities, with the help and tuition of fully qualified volunteer instructors.

The Cruising Conference will be a one day celebration of cruising supported by Fox’s Marina & Boatyard and the Cruising Association and hosted at the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook, Suffolk. During the day there will be keynote speeches from prominent sailors (including four time Paralympian and RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year Hannah Stodel and broadcaster and journalist Paul Heiney), together with workshops run by experts in their field from individuals and marine companies, demonstrations and exhibitions. Fox’s Marina & Boatyard will be running sessions on: ‘How to get the best from your instruments’;  Rigging your boat – cruising faster and safer’ and Splicing modern ropes, with the opportunity to get hands on with a splicing kit and some rope!

It’s hoped this innovative new event will inspire sailors of all ambitions to get more from their cruising and, by attending, they will be giving disabled people the opportunity to enjoy getting afloat, as all profits raised will go directly to the Woolverstone Project to provide sailing sessions for those with disabilities.

Tickets are on sale now and the price includes lunch and refreshments. Come along and have a great day out in the knowledge that every penny raised will go towards helping disabled sailors get afloat.

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In 2020 Hannah Stodel will make history when she becomes the eighth female sailor and the first disabled sailor to attempt the Vendee Globe, the toughest single-handed yacht race on earth. Find out more.