The QT

Friday 19 July 2024

Tyneside’s secret sailing success

With the Paris 2024 Olympics just around the corner, Jane Hall reports on the little known North East company who for the past 25 years has been helping athletes clinch medal success
  • North Shields firm one of only two in the world to build craft to Olympics specification
  • Numerous medals have been won by sailors using Ovington but non-branding rules means very few people know
  • Equipment deemed ‘end of life’ is refurbished and bought by emerging sailing nations


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