Allen Brothers Works team update:
One of the defining strengths of the Allen sales team is the depth of product knowledge in real world application. Currently all of the sales team race boats competitively around the UK, cover a broad range of classes and over the years have accumulated 17 national and International championships.
Not ones to slow down, the works team have had a busy summer both off and on the water and have once again experience success in a number of classes.
Technical sales specialist Steve Hall took delivery of his new Lark this year and has also been racing with Oli Wells in the Scorpion fleet. Working well the new pairing went to 3rd at the Lark nationals 2013 and won the Scorpion nationals.
Working with Steve in sales, Tristan Hutt has again been building on his previous two seasons in the 18 foot skiff fleet with straight wins on the UK grand prix circuit sailing with Stewart Mears as well as travelling further afield to Australia and San Francisco to compete on the world tour.
Allen sales rep Simon Potts has as ever been active on the domestic and international sailing scene racing his new Merlin Rocket and the Fireball. Racing the Merlin with D J Edwards he has notched up a 5th at the boats first major outing, while he has just won the Fireball world championships sailing with Tom Gillard (http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/172375/Fireball-Worlds-at-Portoroz-overall).
Allen sales manager Rob Lyne also continued his sailing in the Albacore fleet with his new boat which has already taken him to a win at the pre international in Lyme Regis.
Though it is not essential for the sales team to be sailors we do feel that it affords us the ability to be honest about the products we manufacture and vitally, use.