Friday, 27 March 2015 00:00

Castle & Island Launch Evening

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Dear Runners and Sailors

Don't forget that Friday April 10 at Coquet Yacht Club is the launch evening for CYC's 2015 Castles and Islands Challenge. We hope you have it underlined in your diary and will be there on the night.

Whether you're a runner or a sailor looking for a boat, a skipper looking for crew or runners, or simply seeking more information about the event - you'll find the Launch Evening a valuable and entertaining experience. The bar will be open and there will be food available.

This year's Challenge has two sponsors - Amble Harbour Village and TrackaPhone.

Amble Harbour Village is the exciting new riverside development that opens officially on Saturday 28th March 2015. The development consists of 15 small retail 'pods' offering arts, gifts, food and drink, and a seafood centre that aims to support the fishing community through distribution and sustainability of locally caught fish. "The Harbour Village will enhance the tourism offering in Amble and aims to attract more visitors to the town".

TrackaPhone's location platform will enable relatives and friends of the competitors in the Castles and Islands Challenge to monitor the progress of their favourite teams via the internet.

TrackaPhone is a location based service provider. TrackaPhone's location platform enables its customers to protect their people, vehicles and assets globally enabling them to work safely and more efficiently. Unlike certain applications TrackaPhone's technology is agnostic to device (BlackBerry, iPhone, Samsung, Nokia, Iridium etc) and agnostic to mapping and network providers. The Castles and Islands Challenge has been used as a test bed for projects such as 'people at risk'. Tracking runners and yachts using a standard old fashioned device is a harsh environment which is similar to carrying a phone in a handbag. The device can't see the sky and the network signal can be weak and therefore other location technologies have to be used. TrackaPhone's customers are wide and varied involving mom-and-pop businesses through Government organisations in the UK and abroad. "We are delighted to support the Castles and Islands Challenge".


The Castles and Islands Committee looks forward to seeing you on Friday April 10th - 7:00 pm at Coquet yacht Club.

More information is avaliable here:  www.coquetyachtclub.org.uk/castle-islands

Peter Cossins
CYC Castles and Islands Committee.