A Regatta in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution will be held on 15 September 2005. The Hamble and Solent, the world famous home of sailing, will play host to this new fundraising event.
Sailing and socialising
The regatta will raise funds for the RNLI and will offer sailing, social and networking opportunities. It is open to companies and individuals who own their own yachts, and to companies chartering yachts. Professional skippers are provided on all charter yachts, making the regatta accessible to teams of all levels of experience. All participants will be given a sail training period, followed by a series of short, exciting races in the Solent. A summer BBQ and prize giving ends the day.
IRC Racing Division for yachts with an IRC handicap of 0.990 or greater can race in this division, with or without spinnaker.
Cruising Division for yachts without an IRC handicap, or yachts with an IRC handicap less than 0.990, with or without spinnaker.
The overall winner will receive the RNLI Regatta Trophy. There are also prizes for the winner and runner up in each Division. Prizes will be presented in Port Hamble during the post-sailing BBQ and drinks reception.
The RNLI needs your support
The RNLI is a registered charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteer crews are on call 365 days a year and are willing to put to sea in all weathers and at any time of day or night. It costs over £300,000 a day to run the lifeboat service and we’re funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions and legacies.
Most of our crews come from non-maritime backgrounds. Without sufficient training, our crews could put their own lives at risk and the lives of the people they are trying to rescue. The ‘Train a Local Hero’ appeal needs to raise £100,000 to fund crew
training at eight lifeboat stations across the south coast.
Help the RNLI rescue 21 people every day of the year by providing our volunteer crews with the vital training they need. The RNLI relies on your support.
In aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (registered charity number 209603), this unique regatta is being organised by Britannia Corporate Events and sponsored by HB-corporate.