The East Coast Piers Race is held every year to raise funds for The Cirdan Trust, a charity which works with socially and physically disadvantaged children.
The event itself, which spans two days of racing, is hosted by the Marconi Sailing Club, based on the River Blackwater near Southminster.
There are three race categories, the shortest of which heads to the mouth of the Blackwater estuary at Bradwell Gate and back, then there is a middle-distance round trip to Colne Point. Both of these races are open to catamarans and dinghies.
The longer race, a 48 mile course following the coast to Walton, is open to catamarans only.
Race organisers requested a general purpose two way radio solution to provide key communications links during event preparations, for staff working at the Marconi Club HQ over the weekend where various entertainments and hospitality were being provided, and for the races themselves.
In answer to that request, we supplied a fleet of Lugra Evolve E55 handsets. The Evolve E55 is a non-display radio which can be programmed to operate on both analogue and digital signals. The advantage of a non-display model for one-off events is that they are so easy to use – just a Push-To-Talk button, programmable function button, channel select and volume. This means club staff and volunteers with little or no experience using two way radio will be able to pick it up easily.
The Evolve E55 is compact and lightweight, and therefore easy to carry for staff on their feet and on the move working at busy events. It offers high quality audio, ensuring all communications get through loud and clear regardless of background noise.
The E55s also benefit from battery life of over 13 hours on a single charge, perfect for long busy days where you don’t want to be worrying about losing power. To make sure all units can be fully charged overnight, we have also supplied six-way chargers, along with spare batteries just in case.
Every Event Covered
Whatever type of event you are planning, Brentwood can provide the critical communications links you need. We have more than 40 years’ experience supplying two way radio to events organisers of every kind, and we are experts at creating bespoke solutions to meet your needs.
To find out more, contact our friendly team today on 01245 403520.