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A West Wales sailor has clinched a spot on the 2020 ilovesailing calendar with a picture of Tresaith Mariners sailing at sunset.

Andy Strudwick of Ceredigion has claimed one of two slots available in May, along with Alasdair McQuire from Leeds, as the competition reaches the half way point.

Each month sailing enthusiasts and amateur and professional photographers share their favourite sailing photos in the hope of claiming a spot on the calendar.

Two winners are picked each month between March and July to represent a different month on the 2020 calendar, with the final two spots being selected in August from all the other entries made between March and July.

One of the May winners comes from Andy, entitled ‘Sunset Sail with Tresaith Mariners’. 

Commenting on his winning shot, which was taken at Tresaith Beach on the West Wales coast in Cardigan Bay, Andy said, “I am totally over the moon to win a place in the calendar with my photo.

“It was a wonderful night to be out safety boating for the Tresaith Mariners when I captured this shot of our amazing Welsh coastline. This was taken during our Wednesday evening training, teaching local youngsters to sail.”

As well as their spots on the 2020 calendar Alasdair and Andy also win:

  • Two tickets to the Southampton Boat Show for the official prize giving plus afternoon tea in the RYA Members’ Lounge at the Show
  • A canvas print of their winning shot
  • A copy of the 2020 calendar
  • RYA goody bag
  • And the much loved and coveted ilovesailing rubber duck


From dinghy cruising to yacht racing, family days out to regattas, whatever kind of sailing you love, ilovesailing is once again asking sailing fans to share their favourite sailing photos and each month two lucky entrants will be picked to win a place on the 2020 ilovesailing calendar.

All you have to do to take part is post your favourite sailing photo(s) on to the ilovesailing Facebook page www.facebook.com/ryailovesailing or email your entry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., it’s that easy.  Winners will be notified via Facebook and/or email. 

Entrants can submit 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 maybe 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 www.facebook.co.uk/ryailovesailing click on ‘About’.

The 2020 calendars will go on sale at the 2019 Southampton Boat Show in September, where the first 50 people to purchase a copy will also receive a FREE 2019 yellow ilovesailing rubber duck.  Alternatively the calendars will also be available to purchase via the RYA web shop, www.rya.org.uk/shop from 13 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 www.facebook.com/ryailovesailing and get involved.

Love Boating?  Then why not join the association that promotes and protects, safe, successful and rewarding British boating.  Join today and support the RYA in protecting your boating rights and freedoms.  Take advantage of free advice and support on all aspects of your boating, as well as enjoying a range of fantastic personal member offers.  Find out more by calling 02380 604 159, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.rya.org.uk

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