The British Keelboat Academy (BKA) is a partnership between the Royal Yachting Association and the UK Sailing Academy. The BKA supports young people aged 18 – 24 in developing the skills needed to take their keelboat racing to a professional level. Polaroid Eyewear is backing them team with sports sunglasses for the crew to wear for their entry into the Commodores Cup this July, which will protect their eyes from glare reflected off the water as they sail.
The Commodores Cup is an international offshore regatta held for three-boat national teams held in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The competition is designed to test the teams over a variety of inshore and offshore courses.
In preparation for the Cup, the team competed in the Royal Ocean Racing Club Easter Regatta, a highly competitive event and one which had many of the rivals they will be going head to head with in the Commodore’s Cup also took part. BKA finished in second place out of a fleet of 14 and only missed out on first place by 1 point.
They also took part in the Warsash Spring Series which started last weekend. Here they had their Polaroid sunglasses as part of their kit, to give them a practice run before their July event.
You can follow their progress on Facebook.