dick allsopp's slowest powerboat race competitors

savvy navvy draws huge interest at US sailing education event in Savannah

US Sailing invited savvy navvy to exhibit at the leading event for sailing education in the United States - the National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) held in Savannah (GA). 

Hundreds of program directors, instructors, and industry representatives came together at the event organised by US Sailing from 1-3 February 2024. The event included Dick Allsopp's World Famous Powerboat Challenge, sponsored by savvy navvy – a race named in honour of Dick Allsopp, the “Godfather” of US Powerboating and involving a series of powerboat handling skills and a lot of laughs.

Alex and Chris from savvy navvy

“It was great to be part of this year’s NSPS, with more than a third of attendees signing up to savvy navvy on the spot, as they were so impressed with what our app has to offer sailors of all skill levels. Many praised our innovation on legacy navigation solutions and our offer of free accounts for qualified boating instructors in a bid to continue to promote water safety to the next generation of boaters across the globe,” says Alex Ostler, Chief Marketing Officer at savvy navvy.

The Dick Allsopp powerboat race added great fun to the NSPS, which also saw inspirational keynote speakers from the boating profession, including Charlie Enright, skipper of Vestas 11th House Racing – the first American team to win The Ocean Race in its 50-year history.

Charlie Enright of Vestas 11th hour racing

It was great partnering with savvy navvy at the 2024 National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS). The Dick Allsopp's Slowest Powerboat Challenge is a hallmark of NSPS, and we couldn’t have asked for a better partner to help us promote the fundamental aspects of the event: safe, sustainable, and informed boating practices.

We are incredibly grateful for their sponsorship, and we’re pleased to hear the valuable connections they made over the symposium weekend,” says Stu Gilfillen, US Sailing’s Director of Education.

Dressed up competitors at the dick allsopp boat race

savvy navvy – often referred to as the ‘Google Maps for boats’ – is a revolutionary, award-winning boat navigation app that brings everything you need for a seamless boating experience, all in one place. They are among the first to integrate multiple sustainable data sources from different conservation agencies and bodies. 

To find out more or download the savvy navvy app visit www.savvy-navvy.com

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