Annabel Shove

Annabel Shove proudly takes on the UK & Ireland Rolly Tasker Sails dealership

I am delighted to announce that from early spring this year I took over the UK & Ireland Rolly Tasker dealership from my predecessor John Yates. John has taken to the high seas to enjoy some relaxing times on his yacht – I wish him fair winds. I have spent three enjoyable years with John introducing Rolly Tasker to the UK market and developed our presence nationwide at various boat shows. Our hard work and efforts have been very rewarding and enjoyable. We have proudly sponsored the Warsash Spring Series, here on our doorstep, for the last 3 years which has proven and great success and brought us a huge amount of exposure. Over this last year we now see more and more British sailors buying new Rolly Tasker sails for their yachts. I take great pleasure hearing from our clients on how pleased they are with their new sails and the transformation they have made to their sailing experience.

Going forward I really look forward to building Rolly Tasker brand further in the UK and of course making more customers aware of the benefits a Rolly Tasker sail can bring.

About Annabel:
For me sailing has always been in the blood from a young age. I was put in the family Mirror dinghy at the age of 5 and my love for sailing grew from there, with my Father being my role model. I still recount many funny (and not so funny!) tales of frantic family holidays on board our Leisure 24, with 5 of us. Every holiday we would explore the coastline of south west England and cross the English Channel in some challenging conditions. On leaving School, and after a stint working in London, I joined Sunsail where l qualified as a flotilla skippers which took me to both the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Very quickly I gained many sea miles and notable experiences. There followed 10 years as a New Boat Sales Person with Ancasta Intl Boat Sales in Hamble (now my home village) where I gained a huge amount of knowledge in boats in general, but particularly with the popular Beneteau brand. Having taught sailing, made friends with sailors and enjoyed 10 years of selling yachts to fellow cruisers and racers, I am confident that my experiences and contacts will help me make Rolly Tasker Sails UK and real success.

When not selling sails, Annabel enjoys life in Hamble with her two young boys and her husband who works as a yacht broker. The family love to go sailing on their own yacht ”Rampion” a 1972 Van de Stadt Pioneer 10.

Kind Regards,

YachtEquip Ltd
36 Barton Drive, Hamble, Southampton, Hants, SO31 4RE
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