A brand-new sailing regatta has been launched this week and will run alongside the UK’s biggest Boat Show, from 17 - 19 September.
TheYachtMarket.com has created a new three-day sailing event, which will run at the same time as TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show and will feature three cups:
The City Cup – pitting teams from cities across the UK against one another for victory on the water
The Women’s Cup – a day dedicated to all-female crews
The Property Cup – bringing businesses from the property industry together to race on Southampton Water
The regatta has been created as part of TheYachtMarket.com’s bid to get more people out on the water and trying sailing.
Richard W. Roberts, CEO of TheYachtMarket.com, said: “Getting people out onto the water really is a mission close to our hearts at TheYachtMarket.com. We have some of the best waters for racing right on our doorstep here in Southampton and it’s such a shame that so many people haven’t had a chance to get out on it. That’s exactly why we decided to take matters into our own hands and create a brand-new regatta that will let people do just that. We can’t wait.”
TheYachtMarket.com has teamed up with sporting events firm Rees Leisure to run the event. Rees Leisure is the company behind some of the region’s biggest sporting events, including The ABP Southampton Marathon, Winchester Half Marathon and last year’s Southampton Sailing Week.
The company’s strategic development director, Chris Rees, said: “We’re incredibly excited about the launch of the first TheYachtMarket.com Regatta. With such a spotlight on sailing during TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show, it’s exactly the right time to get people out on the water and trying their hand at this fun sport.”
TheYachtMarket.com Regatta also aims to support worthy causes. A percentage of entry fees will be split between Geoff Holt’s Wetwheels and Sail 4 Cancer.
To find out more about the event and sign up to take part either as an individual or team visit www.theyachtmarket.com/regatta
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show takes place from 14-23 September 2018 and is set to be the biggest and most incredible celebration yet, offering 10 unforgettable days showcasing the past whilst navigating the future of the marine world.