17 May 2024
The Drinks Trade Regatta is an annual sailing event for the hospitality trade. Brewing, wines and spirits companies compete with on trade retailers, restaurants and suppliers for a memorable and fun team working and hospitality event.
Held on the iconic sailing waters of the Solent, more than £110,000 has been raised over the past 7 years for various charities thanks to the teams that participate.
Pick up your yacht from our Port Solent base the afternoon of 17th May 2024. This is a great chance for a quick practice before heading over to Cowes for an evening meal at the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron. A great opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals, but also a chance to see who the competition is!
After a full days racing on the Saturday, we head back into Cowes for another great evening in Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC).
Two days of close one design racing will then determine the overall winner, who will be announced at the prize giving back at Port Solent on the Sunday afternoon.
Price From £2,350 + VAT per yacht (+ £1,000 charity donation)
Package for the Drinks Trade Regatta 2023 includes:
N.B. Dinners at RORC and Royal Yacht Squadron are charged separately
Provisional Itinerary (Subject To Change)
Friday 17 May 2024
From 1300 Arrive at Port Solent, collect your yacht
Head out to the Solent for afternoon practise before mooring up at Cowes Yacht Haven
1900 Dinner at Royal Yacht Squadron
Saturday 18 May 2024
0800 Skippers’ briefing at the Committee Boat in Cowes Yacht Haven
1030 Race 1 followed by race 2
Lunch on the hoof
1300 Races 3 & 4
1700 Moor up at Cowes Yacht Haven
1900 Dinner at RORC
Sunday 19 May 2024
0730 Skippers’ briefing at the Committee Boat in Cowes Yacht Haven
0930 Race 5 followed by race 6
Lunch on the hoof, followed by race 7
1600 Afternoon Tea and Cake with prize giving at the Port House
Guests depart at leisure