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Media Crew

The VR Sport Media Crew are a highly experienced team of professionals. Each individual strives to getting the job done to the highest quality with a ‘Can Do’ attitude. Nothing is too big or too small. 

Everyone within the company are enthusiastic sailors with racing backgrounds – some more than others…. 

SIMON BUTTERWORTH
Managing Director

TOM MAPPLEBECK
Media Consultant

Simon is the founder of VR Sport Media with the vision of offering the complete package for watersport events across the world. He has extensive background in marketing, PR and publishing with a passion for sailing. Through his businesses, ‘Mr VR’, has sponsored over 150 junior and youth sailors in the last seven years with the mantra “Have Fun – Race Hard!” – with a strong belief of giving back to the sport. 

Tom has been involved in the dinghy and keelboat sailing world competing at international events as both sailor and coach.  He brings to the team a extensive knowledge and a passion for sports media. He spends his weekends and free time back in Cork (Ireland) with his family. 

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