I was thrilled to be asked to design the poster for the 2022 National and European Cadet Championships, 23rd July – 5th August. I felt honoured to create it especially as the event is being held in Torbay and I feel very proud of our beautiful bay and love where we live.
The Cadets are a class of smaller sailing dinghy boats designed for children and young people up to the age of 17. So I really wanted my picture to be playful and fund and have the youthful quality in the colours and composition. The pastel pink and blue colours and fun spinnaker sails and a silhouette of a palm tree representing the English Riviera and adding a fun holiday feel as if you could be abroad on holiday.
There are competitors taking part in this event from around Europe including Ukraine and I felt that it would be a nice gesture and acknowledgement to add a Ukraine boat within the picture. I will be donating £1 from the sale of each of these posters to The Unicef Ukraine Crisis Appeal, which helps to support children affected by the Ukraine conflict.
I will be attending the event where you can buy the print and I will be signing and A3 posters on Friday 29th July and Friday 5th August, 3-6pm at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club in Torquay.