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Olympic call to support Scottish series

12th May 2009

Double Olympian Shirley Robertson has called on sailors from across the UK to sign up to this year's Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series. With just over two weeks until the event sets sail, enthusiasts are being encouraged to embrace the exceptional challenge by signing up to the 2009 event.

Shirley Robertson, this year's event ambassador said: "Scotland provides a completely unique sailing experience. The last time I took part in the Series I remember being surrounded by a pod of dolphins as I sailed into Tarbert. Everywhere you look there is stunning scenery, greenery and wildlife. It's breathtaking. Then there's the sailing. All three courses are challenging but equally enjoyable. The conditions can be windy with choppy waters one minute and then the sun comes out and all is calm.

Over 150 yachts have already signed up, including past winners, local man Ruairidh Scott and Cork's Anthony O'Leary. As well as regular participants such as Boyd Tunnock (famous for his tea cakes and caramel wafers) on his boat Lemarac (caramel backwards).

* New Zealand's technical marine clothing manufacturer Line 7 is supporting the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series. As part of Line 7's support the company will be donating prizes to winners of the Boat of the Day to each of the four days of the event plus to the One the Water Award and the Off the Water Award. The regatta takes place from 22nd - 25th May.

The prizes will be by way of vouchers which can be redeemed in the nearby Kip Marina Chandlery. Team

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