Yacht Regatta Day – Racing Afloat
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.

Racing F40's in company sailing regatta

Sample Regatta Day

Below is a case study for an event we have done for Travel Mole for the past 9 years if you would like to see a standard itinerary with more idea’s then either see below or click here for a PDF version Company Regatta Day

Day organised for: TravelMole – For their sponsor Bermuda Tourism
Brief: A competitive but relaxed inter company regatta in the Solent.
Location: The Royal Southern Yacht Club – Hamble River
Date: Annual Regatta  – September 2009 to present Day
Vessels: Beneteau F40’s, (8 – 10 guests on board each boat)
Group size: Approximately 40  – 80 guests

Company yacht regatta on the Solent
Novice sailor racing in company regatta
close yacht racing company regatta

09.00-09.30

Guests arrive at the Royal Southern Yacht Club on the banks of the Hamble River for a bacon Rolls, fresh Danishes, tea, coffee and fresh juice. The skippers are introduced, the plan for the day and safety are covered in a briefing by Marine Events while guests enjoy their breakfast.

A regatta brief is given in the upper bar over looking the River, 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!!!)

10.00-10.15

The boats then departed the dock. The morning gives everyone the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the yachts and perfect their own jobs in preparation for the afternoons races.

12.30-13.00

Lunch is usually taken with all the boats rafted together in a quiet bay or in a marina on the Isle of Wight

On this occasion lunch was a sumptuous BBQ at the King and Queen Pub in the heart of Hamble Village, AFTER all the racing was completed, this was a choice of the client, so that guests can relax and enjoy a few drinks.

14.30

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 that’s their choice.

17.00-17.15

On this event Travel Mole guests will be already tucked up in the King and Queen, another option would be to have tea and cakes served in the upper bar of the RSYC.  Marine Events will organise a prize giving for the winning team presenting each crew member with a luxury boxed sailing medal.

17.30-18.00

Guests depart at their leisure, planning their tactics for the following year.

Package includes:

Contact Marine Events for a guide on prices… you may be pleasantly surprised!

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