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- July 02, 2014
The J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race was a resounding success for Solent Events this year with entries including 'Hurricane' for long term clients Squire Patton Boggs who always like something a bit special! With Olympic Gold Medal winning sailor Pippa Wilson MBE as skipper and world renown Volvo Ocean Race navigator Jules Salter onboard, all that was needed was a bit more breeze for the silverware to be within their grasp. Having secured 2nd place in class 1 not once, but twice in the last 3 years they were out to win class, but this was not to be in the light airs that are not suited to this sleek 45' cruiser/racer. In the end they settled for a respectable 9th place in this very competitive class with a mixed ability crew assisted by Solent Events pro sailors so well done guys and better luck next year (yes they have already re-booked!!!). 1584 yachts started the race this year and just 718 finished mainly due to the very light winds. The sun shone all day and with most finishing times around the 11 hours mark, a lot of very tired sailors came off the water mid-evening to enjoy a drink or two along with the entertainment in Cowes at the end of a long hard day! Get in touch if you or your clients are interested in taking part in the race for 2015 which will be held on Saturday 27th June 2015.
- June 18, 2014
The J.P. Morgan Round The Island Race is only 3 days away; entries close at noon today however you can still get out on the water to see the action! The 83rd race hosted by Island Sailing Club Cowes will commence at 0630 with over 1500 yachts taking part. As well as the racing there is plenty of action happening ashore in Cowes with the pre race countdown, and appearances from Dame Ellen MacArthur, Sir Ben Ainslie and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. The full schedule can be found here. To charter a Rib to get out on the water contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01590 674900.
- May 14, 2014
The Solent Events Open day was nearly 2 weeks ago, how did that happen?! A huge thank you to all those who made it down to Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth on the 1st May to see a selection of the outstanding vessels we have available for charter this year, from Ribs to luxury powerboats and First 40 racing yachts to the Artemis Open 60'. Watch this space to see what we have in store for the year ahead...
- April 25, 2014
Come and see us at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth on Thursday 1st May 2014 between 10.00 - 16.00 for the Solent Events Open Day. Gunwharf Quays is easy to get to, with fast direct trains from London and plenty of parking. On display will be a wide selection of events including sailing yachts, luxury powerboats and a 75' classic motor yacht, not forgetting some high speed Ribs offering blasts to Cowes to inspect the principal Cowes Week venue and Solent Events VIP hospitality area. You'll have the chance to sample our onboard catering, meet the events team and discuss the many possibilities for events on the water. Please email email@example.com to confirm your attendance and diarise Thursday 1st May. We look forward to seeing you there!
- April 17, 2014
Arguably the Solent's most beautiful port, Lymington is a picturesque Georgian market town in the centre of the New Forest National Park. Situated in the western Solent Lymington is close to the well known landmarks Hurst Castle, the Needles and Yarmouth on The Isle of Wight. Lymington Yacht Haven is our home port. The hub of the marina is the excellent Haven Bar and Bistro - a great location from which to start and end your event. Spring 2014 will see The Haven Bar re open its doors after a full winter refurbishment. The original charm of the venue will be retained, but now also has full height glazing with stunning panoramic views over the Solent. The sun terrace features jumbo heated parasols and BBQ tables whilst inside the snug area now has a feature fireplace for the more wintry days. Watch this space for an official opening day!