We have some great events available in 2024 for Group or Corporate bookings
The International Paints, Poole Regatta
25th through 27th May. The ‘International Paints, Poole Regatta’ is now the second biggest regatta on the south coast, incorporating several national and class championships. We will enter our First 40.7’s in the VPRS National Championships and race competitively among some three hundred other boats.
The event is heavily sponsored and involves three days of racing in Poole Bay plus social events at all three of the bigger Poole yacht Clubs.
Event Price £3000 per boat.
The Round the Island Race.
14th through 16th June. We will meet in Poole on Thursday evening for a safety briefing on board.
14th June. We will compete in the PYRA feeder race to Cowes from a start in Poole Bay. Overnight in Cowes.
15th June. The famous Round the Island Race. 1800 boats join for ten hours of racing in the world’s biggest Yacht Racing fleet. Overnight in Cowes.
16th June. We will compete in the PYRA return race to Poole and then disperse.
Alternatively, we can meet the crew on Friday in Southampton and practice our sailing techniques on the way to Cowes. The team can depart from Cowes on Sunday morning.
Event Price £3500 per boat.
Solstice Cherbourg Dash.
28th through 30th June. An overnight, Friday, race to Cherbourg. A chance to sail overnight, to experience sunset and sunrise at sea and see the full beauty of the night sky. Arriving in Cherbourg in the early hours you can spend the rest of Saturday exploring the City and enjoying the Norman cuisine before racing back to Poole on Sunday the 30th .
Event Price £2500 per boat
Poole Autumn Regatta
27th through 29th September. We will meet in Poole at Midday on Friday and spend the afternoon practicing. Saturday and Sunday will comprise two days of windward leeward racing in Poole Bay in a very competitive fleet. A super end to the regatta season.
Event price £2500 per boat
Weekend Passage Races
Poole to Yarmouth Races
20th April. An early season Dash to Yarmouth, one of the liveliest harbours on the Solent.
21st April. Return race to Poole. Event Price £2000 per boat.
Poole to Lymington Races.
10th August. A zig zag course across Poole and Christchurch Bays to Lymington.
11th August. A return race to Poole. Event price £2000 per boat.
Poole to Cowes Races.
7th September. The penultimate passage race of the season. A super race and a great party at the Cowes Corinthian YC.
8th September. The return race to Poole. Event Price £2000 per boat.
Poole to Weymouth Races.
21st September. The season Finale. A super race along the Jurassic coast and a great night out.
22nd September. The return race to Poole. Event Price £2000 per boat.
Match Racing Weekends.
Using our two ‘matched’ First 40.7’s you can bring up to 16 of your colleagues or clients for some ‘boat on boat’ competition. A good half day of training in boat handling will be followed by a series of short ‘Windward Leeward’ races allowing plenty of opportunity for the crews to perfect their skills and also for plenty of very close boat interaction. Match racing is the particular racing rule used in the Americas Cup and a super format for crew development.
Event Price £2000 per boat per weekend.
Race Training Weekends.
These weekends are an opportunity for you to bring individual crew members ‘up to speed’ with basic sailing skills plus their understanding of the basic sailing manoeuvres. We will also make sure that the whole team is working together efficiently when they tack and gybe. A little basic training without the pressure of a race event will improve your chances of success in a corporate regatta and increase the enjoyment of the events for the individual crew.
Event Price £2000 per boat.
We can Arrange Race Training or Match Racing weekends on the following dates in 2024:
13th/14th April, 27th/28th April,3rd/4th August,31st August/1st September, 14th/15th September, 5th/6th October.
The level of accommodation that we can offer depends on the group but essentially the group have three double cabins available to them for sleeping on board. So, we can take ten crew if some are prepared to sleep ashore, six if they all stay on board and share cabins or three if they demand individual accommodation. We supply all meals snacks and soft drinks while sailing. Crew are expected to eat ashore at their own expense when the boats are in port.
In the event that a Race or Regatta is modified or cancelled as result of bad weather or other restrictions beyond our control, alternate sailing will be arranged.
Please note that the above events will be administered by our event company, Activ Power and Sail Ltd.