Raymarine Prize Draw winner announced

Since launching our latest big Prize Draw for members at the Southampton Boat Show last September, the Draw has attracted over 1,200 entries, all hoping to win a Raymarine AXIOM Pro-S 12.1 valued at £4,000.

We are delighted to announce that the Draw was made by the CA Patron Sir Robin Knox-Johnston at the recently held Flag Officers’ Lunch and the prize goes to… Joanna Handley.

On receiving the good news, Joanna’s husband Tim commented, “Thanks for picking Joanna’s entry; great choice! And thank you Raymarine for your generosity. We have been members of the CA for just two years, having decided that a global club for active sailors best aligned with our needs. To date, we've attended many London seminars, a SW meet including dinner with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, and a Channel section rally to France and the CI. This has all been hugely enjoyable, as well as meeting so many other CA members along the way. We are so glad to have joined the CA."

The Handleys keep their boat on the Tamar, opposite the Devonport Dockyard, and have a mooring off their home nearby at Kingsand, for use when there are no Easterlies.

We've both just retired, and I'd spent a long time looking for a Dick Koopmans design,” said Tim. “We bought Feng Shui, a refurbished Breehorn 37 cutter, from the builders yard in July 2017, and sailed her home from the Ijsselmeer, via Den Helder. Accommodation might be a little tight compared to modern boats, but we wanted a tiller, and good sea going and sailing qualities. Although designed in 1980, they are still making new ones. This year we have cruised the SW, including a fabulous few days in the Scilly, and joined the Channel Section rally to Beaucette and beyond.

As far as fitting the Axion Chartplotter is concerned, Tim initially plans to tie it into his existing a95 Raymarine spread, to give a secondary nav station at the chart table, and once fully familiarised, will swop unit locations to make the Axiom the primary unit. So it will be a great upgrade. The couple are equally delighted to receive Imray and Navionics charts that have been provided as part of the Prize Draw.