Sailing champions Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson will visit Plymouth, Weymouth and London ahead of Olympics

Sailors based in London and on the South Coast can meet two of Team GBR’s top Olympic contenders on their local high street.

Olympic, world and European sailing champions Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson will be at Clarks‘ flagship stores in Plymouth (Wednesday 11 April, 0930-1030), Weymouth (Wednesday 11 April, 1500-1600), Southampton (Thursday 12 April, 1030-1130) and London Regent Street (Thursday 12 April, 1500-1600).

Shoppers and sailing fans will be able to meet the Olympic hopefuls and receive a specially printed, autographed card from the duo. Competitions will be running in advance – you can win the exclusive chance to go sailing with the pair and feel what it’s truly like to be an Olympian sailor.

The Clarks performance sailing collection includes last season’s sell-out Orson Lace, one of the most technically advanced sailing deck shoes on the market, in a new colour palette for 2012, along with a new low-profile deck trainer, Outdrive Drift, and a sandal, Outdrive Cove.

The whole range has been developed in close collaboration with Iain and Andrew, tested and worn in extreme sailing conditions.