June '14

To date, 2014 has been one of heads down and getting on with things at BG with a busy schedule of International and National events now upon us. Sail orders have kept us extremely busy and we continue to work hard to reduce lead times. Along with us we are fine tuning the listed items we supply in our online shop to best help us meet sail order demands as a priority.

On the event front, we have the Magic Marine Marblehead World Championship in the Netherlands from July 5-11 which has had our full focus on racing this year. A quality fleet of 70+ boats are expected with a group of 15 skippers from the UK making the trip for some world class racing. This is a great effort for the UK as the class here continues its growth through a dedicated team of owners and the UK class website.

Later in the year we have the IOM European Championship taking place on Lake Garda from Campionne that looks to be another hotly contested event with worlds best skippers coming out to play being only 6 months prior to the 2015 Worlds in the USA.
Tied in amongst this are a number of quality Ranking and National Championship events here giving us little rest.

We have tried to best follow the results of our designs and sails around the world and are pleased to see continued winning performances at all levels of racing.

- The Britpop in its fourth year continues to lead the way in the IOM class as the all round design of choice, continuing to consistently gain podium finishes at the highest of levels.

- Our Grunge Marblehead design remains unbeaten in events since its launch in early 2012, recently winning its 3rd UK National title.

- Trance, our first attempt at the 10 Rater class in design built and prepared meticulously to our specifications by Scott Condie, has remained unbeaten in Australia since taking the National title in its first event sailed in January 2014. The design will continue to undergo an amount of exhaustive testing and refinement before any decision is made on whether it may be suitable for production.

- Due to our commitment to the above International classes, the Electronica RG65 design has had to bide its time until the upcoming prioritised events have passed. Mouldings of prototype hulls and components are completed and the only thing required are a few more hours in the day.

- Our sail shapes and designs continue to show their versatility in not only winning races at all levels on our own designs, but proving easily adaptable to a wide range of other designs allowing our customers a performance gain directly related to what we know to work best for any given class.

As with all of our products, be sure to look for our BG logo, or that what you are buying is a genuine BG designed product if you are serious about your sailing. We are often informed by friends around the world of a growing number of imitations of our work and ask that skippers beware of inferior products that are reflected by their often poor performances.

2014 Results to date of skippers using BG Sails and Designs

1st AUS 10 Rater Nationals - Scott Condie - Trance/BG Sails
2nd AUS IOM Nationals - Ross Bennett - BG Sails
1st ESP IOM Nationals - Gines Romero - Britpop
1st NZL IOM Nationals - Scott Condie - Britpop/BG Sails
1st MLT IOM Nationals - Darren Abdilla - Britpop
2nd & 3rd USA IOM Nationals - John Ebey - Britpop/BG Sails, Craig Mackey - Britpop
1st,2nd & 3rd FRA IOM Nationals - Alexis Carre - Britpop, Patrice Montero & Laurent Bourriquel - Britpop/BG Sails
1st & 2nd GBR Marblehead Nationals - BG Grunge/BG Sails, Peter Stollery BG Sails (A & C Rig)
1st & 2nd South Australian IOM Championship - Kirwan Robb & Scott Mitchell - Britpop/BG Sails
1st & 3rd GBR IOM Ranking Race - Castle Semple Day 1 - BG & Graham Elliott - Britpop/BG Sails
1st,2nd & 3rd GBR IOM Ranking Race - Castle Semple Day 2 - Peter Stollery, BG & Graham Elliott- Britpop/BG Sails
1st,2nd & 3rd GBR Marblehead Ranking Race - Norwich Day 1 - BG, Peter Stollery & Darin Ballington - BG Sails
1st & 3rd GBR Marblehead Ranking Race - Norwich Day 2 - BG & Peter Stolley - BG Sails

 Until next time.........


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