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Whale Sponsors Paralympic Sailor

Whale is delighted to sponsor and support Spanish Paralympic sailor, Rafa Andarias, in his preparations for Rio 2016.

Rafa competes in the 2.4mR boat class where manual and electric bilge pumps are in constant use. The style of vessel means that the keel zone where the electric bilge pump is located alongside the batteries is a really small confined space. That makes it the ideal situation to install the Whale Supersub Smart low profile electric bilge pump.

Claire McCrea, Marketing Director at Whale, explains:- 

"We have been designing and manufacturing bilge pumps in our UK manufacturing facility for more than 60 years. For more than 2 decades we have offered Supersub low profile, narrow bilge pumps that are designed to fit in small awkward to fit spaces in the bilge. This means that the pump reaches further to expel more standing water (compared to traditional submersible style pumps). Our Supersub Smart range boasts an internally housed sensor to automatically turn on and off as water is detected - so no need for additional bilge switches and their associated wiring. Rafa's installation of the pump is very typical and it is great to see the Supersub fit into a difficult to reach spot and provide such a great solution for his bilge water management."

Rafa talks about his experience of using Whale's bilge pumps: 

“In the high level sailing the most important is to have a pump that give you SAFE, and the LIGHTER WEIGHT possible. All of this important points become to Whale Pumps in the best bilge in the world for our paralympic class.”

Rafa Andarias in his preparations for Rio Supersub smart

Click here for more information on the Supersub Smart Range

Rafa Andariad has been a competitive sailor for 17 years and is based in Valencia, Spain. He races in 2.4mR paralympic class. Now he is 12th in the World and is in training for representing Spain in Rio 2016.

Follow Rafa:
Instagram: @rafaandarias.