In 2013 a new client ran a Solent Events team building day where their group raced in two yachts. They loved it so much they wanted to invite some of their customers and suppliers the following year to give a bit more competition…
So in 2014 we held the first annual regatta for their industry, with our client keeping headline event status and together we managed to enter 12 yachts – some single company teams and some combined. The event was a huge success with most of the teams instantly signing up for the following year.
After four successful sailing events, we mixed things up in 2018 by swapping racing yachts for high-speed Ribs, instead of racing, the teams competed on a bespoke treasure hunt created just for them. The hunt in the Western Solent took them from The Needles to Swanwick, finding clues along the way in Cowes and Yarmouth.
This year the 11 Ribs headed East towards Portsmouth, hunting clues in Gunwharf and Hamble on a high-speed treasure hunt. Once again the whole group gathered for a delicious lunch at the Royal Ocean Racing Club, on this occasion American themed for the date – 4th of July.
Working With Clients
We love working with great clients who come back each year, especially when they always bring such spectacular weather – check out the photos…
If you’d like to start something epic, then talk to us about industry events; they’re great for networking and seriously good fun!