Survitec Marine Industry Regatta - June 1, 2016

We aim to get three races in The Solent on June 1st We aim to get three races in The Solent on June 1st

REGATTA: This year’s Marine Industry Regatta will be sailed on June 1 out of Port Solent and the event already has a sponsor in the shape of Survitec.

And Survitec MD Ross Wilkinson reckons we should be able to get 20+ boats out this year. Although from the feedback the MIR team have been getting from interested parties this could be a lot higher.

Mike Shepherd from the Marine Advertising Agency says: “Following a successful launch with Ian Walker at the London Boat Show and a challenge to the British Marine Trades Dinner guests we’ve had fantastic response.

“If all who have said they are keen take a boat we’ll run out. Sunsail have 29 boats and once they are gone they are gone. My message is to book now so you don’t miss out!’

“Things are already going well, with Sunsail telling BB it already has 15 boats signed up and raring to go:

Sunsail Port Solent
Sunsail Holidays
Survitec
Marine Advertising Agency
Marine Superstore
Mercator Media
Bruntons Propellers
Pantaenius UK
Marine Superstore
British Marine
Pantaeneus UK
Ince & Co
Ullman Sails
Marine Resources
Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) & John Merricks Sailing Trust

In addition to the boats and people, we also have one very special person taking part. Volvo Race winner Ian Walker will be our guest speaker at the BBQ, talking about the recent trip he (and some complete beginners) took to raise funds for Sport Relief (incuding the huge fire as the boat shot Tower Bridge at the finish).

They braved Force 10 gales and raised more than a million pounds for the charity. That should be a talk worth listening to...

The cost of a Sunsail Match 40 on a bareboat charter for the day is £1095.00 (inc VAT). That includes breakfast, lunch and the £100 donation to our two charities.

Collecting the boats from Port Solent, we plan to get at least three races in the Solent. All boats are racing for the Boating Business Anniversary Trophy.

New this year is the option to boat share, or even take a single berth on a boat – ask the Sunsail office for details.

After the racing, there will be a networking BBQ at Port Solent a cost of £20 a head.

Those who want to take a boat, but feel they need a little help, Sunsail can provide a skipper and/or mate to help you out.

And Sunsail can also offer boat branding with battle flags, dodgers, bow stickers, etc.

The boats will be made available from 19:00 on May 31, so crews can stay on board that night.

At 08.30 on June 1 there will be a Safety Briefing, followed by Breakfast and Networking.

At 09:30 the boats set off for The Solent. The first race is scheduled to start at 11:00.

12.30 – Lunch on board

13:00 – Races 2 & 3 (back to back)

16:30 Return to Port Solent

17:00 Prizegiving, BBQ and guest speaker.

19:00 Depart.

For more details or to enter the events, call Alex Tredget at Sunsail – 02392 22221, or Peter Nash at Boating Business on 01892 545696.

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