Cameras at the ready for the return of the ilovesailing calendar competition 2020

26 Feb 20

Sunday 01 March will officially mark the return of the ilovesailing calendar competition for 2020.

The ilovesailing calendar competition is now in its 8th year and is the perfect place for amateur and professional photographers to showcase their favourite sailing photos. From dinghy cruising to yacht racing, family days out to regattas, sunsets to sunrises, whatever kind of sailing you love or wherever you love to do it, capture the moment on camera and you could win a spot on the 2021 calendar.

“The competition has proved extremely popular over the years”, explains Emma Slater, ilovesailing co-ordinator. “We receive so many fantastic photos that really show just how wonderful and diverse the sport of sailing can be. I’m already excited to see what amazing photos we receive this year.”

Once again ilovesailing is asking sailing fans to share their favourite sailing photos and each month two lucky entrants will be picked to win a place on the 2021 ilovesailing calendar.

As well as claiming their spot on the 2021 calendar each winner will also win:

  • Two tickets to the PSP Southampton Boat Show for the official prize giving
  • Canvas print of their winning entry
  • A copy of the final printed calendar
  • A selection of RYA goodies
  • And of course the much loved and coveted ilovesailing rubber duck!

“Our gorgeous ilovesailing duck has become a bit of an icon over the years. Each year we change the colour and fans of ilovesailing try to collect all the different colours. This year to celebrate it being an Olympic year we’ve gone with a very fetching gold duck, which I hope will prove to be a good omen for Team GB!” commented Emma.

How to take part

Taking part in the ilovesailing calendar competition is easy. All you have to do is post your favourite sailing photo(s) on to the ilovesailing Facebook page or email your entry to, it’s as simple as that. Winners will be notified via Facebook and/or email.

Entrants can supply multiple images and can enter in more than one month. All images need to be high resolution and in landscape in order to fit on the calendar. By submitting a photograph, entrants agree that their images may be used for marketing and promotional purposes. If selected, entrants will be asked to confirm they have permission to share the photo from any individuals visible in the photograph. Full terms and conditions available at click on ‘About’.

Two winners will be picked each month between March and July to represent a different month on the 2021 calendar, with the final two spots being selected in August from all the other entries made between March and July.

The 2021 calendars will go on sale at the 2020 Southampton International Boat Show in September, where the first 50 people to purchase a copy will also receive a FREE 2020 gold ilovesailing rubber duck. Alternatively the calendars will also be available to purchase via the RYA web shop, from Friday 11 September.

As well as the calendar competition the ilovesailing page runs its very popular weekly caption competition, giving you a chance to share your funny, clever and witty captions in a bid to win an ilovesailing duck.

Come along to the page at and get involved.