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Two more spots secured in the ilovesailing calendar competition

by Emma Slater 4 May 2020 23:09 NZST
ilovesailing 2020 calendar competition: Perfect evening at the RAYC on the Menai Strait © Antony Robinson

ilovesailing is delighted to reveal the next two winners in the ilovesailing calendar competition. Antony Robinson from Beaumaris, Anglesey and Mark Jardine from Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire have clinched the next two spots on the 2021 ilovesailing calendar.

Their winning entries were chosen from amongst 25 fantastic photos submitted in April, ranging from stunning sunsets and spectacular scenery, to racing action and tranquil river scenes.

Commenting on his winning shot entitled 'Sunrise at Hurst' Mark said: ""I'm delighted to win a spot on the ilovesailing calendar and of course a coveted duck! I've seen so many of the great photos submitted in the past and very happy that one of my shots is regarded worthy.

"The photo was taken from Hurst Spit, looking towards the Solent at sunrise. The view is of Mount Lake and the marshes, with Hurst Castle and the Isle of Wight in the background on the right. I run along the seafront most days in lockdown and looking towards my favourite stretch of water makes me yearn to be out sailing."

While Antony commented on his winning entry entitled 'Perfect evening at the RAYC on the Menai Strait': "It hasn't really sunk in yet, and this will really keep the spirits up at the RAYC with all that is happening at the moment with not knowing when we will get back on the water. Seeing the picture in the 2021 calendar will be amazing and makes me realise that we do sail at a stunning location, and to hopefully enthuse people to get back out there when we can.

"The photo was taken on a Thursday Night training session at the RAYC in Beaumaris where I am the chief Instructor, it was perfect conditions and this was the last run before we went ashore. I took it on my iPhone and haven't used any filters as the setting sun was just amazing peeking out from the back of the sail, lighting up some amazing cloud formations."

As well as their place on the calendar Antony and Mark also pick up a host of other prizes including:

  • Two tickets to the Southampton International Boat Show for the official prize-giving
  • Afternoon tea at the Holiday Inn for them and three guests following the prize-giving
  • Canvas print of their winning entry
  • A copy of the final printed calendar
  • A selection of RYA goodies
  • And this years 'gold' ilovesailing rubber duck
The ilovesailing calendar competition, now in its 8th year, gives amateur and professional photographers the perfect place showcase their favourite sailing photos. From dinghy cruising to yacht racing, family days out to regattas, sunsets to sunrises, whatever kind of sailing you love or wherever you love to do it, capture the moment on camera and you could win a spot on the 2021 calendar.

Taking part is easy. All you have to do is post your favourite sailing photo(s) on to the ilovesailing Facebook page or email your entry to, it's as simple as that. Winners will be notified via Facebook and/or email.

Entrants can supply multiple images and can enter in more than one month. All images need to be high resolution and in landscape in order to fit on the calendar. By submitting a photograph, entrants agree that their images may be used for marketing and promotional purposes. If selected, entrants will be asked to confirm they have permission to share the photo from any individuals visible in the photograph. Full terms and conditions available at click on 'About'.

Two winners will be picked each month between March and July to represent a different month on the 2021 calendar, with the final two spots being selected in August from all the other entries made between March and July.

The 2021 calendars will go on sale at the 2020 Southampton International Boat Show, where the first 50 people to purchase a copy will also receive a FREE 2020 gold ilovesailing rubber duck. Alternatively the calendars will also be available to purchase via the RYA web shop, in September.

As well as the calendar competition the ilovesailing page runs its very popular weekly caption competition, giving you a chance to share your funny, clever and witty captions in a bid to win an ilovesailing duck.

Come along to the page at and get involved.

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