Garmin Supports Ken Fowler on his Race to Scotland

UK./April 26, 2017/ Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced the sponsorship of Ken Fowler on his Race to Scotland in a single handed dinghy.


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Ken Fowler, 51, will attempt to sail a 13ft dinghy on the Lands End to John O’Groats Journey. This adventure will start on May 7th and Ken Fowler plans to complete this trip in 20 to 30 days. Ken Fowler will try to raise £50,000 for Cancer Research UK and Oakhaven Hospice by sailing solo for 8 to 10 hours a day for 900 plus miles in a small dinghy. Find out more:

Ken Fowler will use Garmin electronics and will be equipped with detailed charts and best-in-class electronics and technology. The two Garmin GPSMAP® 276Cx with Bluechart® g2 HD will be used by Ken Fowler and his in-land team to plan routes and waypoints and will provide them with precise navigation, both off and on the water.

Additionally, Ken Fowler will be able to record and replay his training and adventure via his Garmin VIRB® Ultra 30. Thanks to the quatix® 3, he will be able to control his Garmin VIRB® Ultra 30 camera right from his wrist. The built-in barometer will monitor barometric pressure to help him detect changing weather conditions.


Garmin was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the second year in a row by the NMEA, an honour given to the most recognised marine electronics company for support of products in the field. Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation, and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. Follow us at,, or

About Garmin International Inc.
 Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.  Garmin, GPSMAP, BlueChart, VIRB and quatix are registered trademarks. 

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Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations.  The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 26, 2015, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983).  A copy of such Form 10-K is available at  No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


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