The RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show is all set to take place on March 4 and 5 at the Alexandra Palace in London.
The footfalls are going to be seen in large numbers at the Bossoms Boatyard stand as this stand is going to feature two record breakers during the event. Phil Slade and Mark Belamarich MBE will be seen on the stand along with their very popular Bosun dinghy “SIXTEEN”.
The “SIXTEEN” was sailed by Phil and Mark from Plymouth to Portsmouth non-stop. This Royal Marines training boat is sure going to be a star attraction at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show as it is a record breaker and everyone will want to catch a glimpse of this wonderful fleet. The journey that Phil and Mark too in 2016 was a voyage of 309.25 nautical miles and they hold a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest distance covered in a double-handed dinghy.
Phil Slade and Mark Belamarich and “SIXTEEN” have not yet done with their achievement. Phil and Mark have plans to take the dinghy “SIXTEEN” on another record breaking attempt of traveling non-stop of over 500 nautical miles from Plymouth to Faslane in Scotland from 1st May to 22nd May. The boat will be seventeen by then.
The sailing enthusiasts will get to know more about their previous record-breaking voyage and their forthcoming attempt of the 500 nautical mile voyage from the horse’s mouth when they visit their stand at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show in London. They want to raise awareness among people about the dinghy sailing. They are also looking to raise funds for the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity and Bowel Cancer UK.
Phil and Mark said that they are very much excited and are looking forward to a very good weekend at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy show.