Our regatta days still prove to be as popular as ever, with everyone involved getting the chance to expose the competitive side of their nature in a friendly and relaxed environment. With sailing being one of our most successful Olympic sports, regatta days introduce you to the world of fleet racing.
The sailing events take place onboard a fleet of matched 35 – 54 foot cruising or racing yachts, they are very fast, very exciting but also very easy and comfortable to sail, making this a great event even if your group are complete sailing novices.
Guests can get as involved as they wish, having the chance to helm the yachts, trim the sails, grind the winches or maybe, and most importantly… just sit back and relax!
With more and more emphasis on Team Building and Team Bonding in the current climate, regatta days are proving popular with company’s in all sectors.
Sample Regatta Day
Below is a case study for an event we did for Aveva (Not Aviva, that one was in 2010) if you would like to see a standard itinerary with more idea’s then click here for a PDF version Company Regatta Day
Day organised for: Aveva
Brief: A competitive but relaxed 2 days on the water for staff.
Location: Portsmouth Harbour (Gunwharf Quays)
Date: 18th and 19th April 2009
Vessels: Seven J109’s, (5 – 7 guests onboard each boat)
Group size: Approximately 50 guests
Guests arrive at Spinnaker Tower in Gunwharf Quays for a continental Breakfast; the skippers are introduced; the plan for the day and safety are covered in a briefing by Marine Events. A Private viewing of all three levels of the Towere was arranged before boarding the yachts.
A regatta brief is given on the observation deck 170 metres above the water, familiarizing all guests with the basics of how a yacht regatta works. Guests are then split into their teams, (usually by the company hosting the event… due to company politics!!!)
The boats then departed the dock. The morning gave everyone the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the yachts and perfect their own jobs in preparation for the afternoons races.
Lunch is usually taken with all the boats rafted together in a quiet bay. On this occasion lunch was taken at the Seaview Yacht Club on the Isle of wight where a three course lunch was provided in a private dinning room on the second floor overlooking the Solent.
After lunch and maybe a final team talk, the yachts head out into the Solent for a series of short races. They are very relaxed, very informal and yet still very competitive! Guests are encouraged to get as involved as they wish, but are also encouraged to relax and watch if thats their choice.
On this event for Aveva, tea and cakes were served back at the Old Customs House in Gunwharf Quays, before guests dressed for dinner, afternoon tea and cakes can also be served on board the yachts or at one of the Royal Yacht Clubs where a short presentation is made to the winning team.
Guests depart at their leisure.
- Standard Marine Events Package
- Prizes for the winning team
Contact Marine Events for a guide on prices… you may be pleasantly surprised!