Little Britain Challenge Cup 2015

Little Britain Challenge Cup 2015

Solent Events joined the Little Britain Challenge Cup family of sponsors earlier in the year as Silver Sponsor and official charter supplier to this world renown regatta for the construction industry and related businesses. Cowes on the Isle of Wight was the location for this charity supporting regatta that over the past 25 years has raised more that £1.25m for many deserving causes. 

This year’s regatta (10th-13th September) saw a practice day followed by a series of five races run over the remaining two days with plenty of social functions ranging from pontoon parties to Champagne receptions at the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron. The ethos of the regatta is to involve sailors and non-sailors alike and good winds and regular visits from Mr Sunshine made the sailing superb and at some times challenging for even the most experienced of crews. 

Royal Yacht Squadron Champagne Reception

Royal Yacht Squadron Champagne Reception

The Gala Prize-giving dinner at Cowes Yacht Haven’s Event Centre on Saturday included most of the competing regatta teams along with invited guests for an evening of fine dining and entertainment with superb networking opportunities a plenty!Our clients included specialist contractors, architects and large construction firms with entries from virtually every sector of the industry represented. We were on hand throughout the whole event to take care of our clients needs from travel and accommodation, social tickets and venues and of course all aspects of the racing yachts. As well as racing entries, we also provided exclusive Rib charters to the event, saving many guests up to a four hour wait for the Cowes ‘fast’ ferry that was being filled by thousands of festival going revelers for the 2015 Bestival!

Our clients included specialist contractors, architects and large construction firms with entries from virtually every sector of the industry represented. We were on hand throughout the whole event to take care of our clients needs from travel and accommodation to social tickets and of course all aspects of the yachts chartered from us to race. As well as racing entries, Solent Events also provided exclusive Rib charters to the event, saving many guests up to a four hour wait for the Cowes ‘fast’ ferry that was being filled by thousands of festival going revelers for the 2015 Bestival!

LBCC 2015 Prizegiving Dinner

LBCC 2015 Prizegiving Dinner

Regatta entries increased this year and a there was a superb feeling that this will continue from both organisers and competitors. Paul Wyeth, official photographer to the event joined one of our Ribs when a spluttering outboard on his own boat meant that he was in need of our help. His superb images (aided by one of our professional skippers!) are available on his website www.pwpictures.com and give you a real taste of what a great regatta this was.

We very much look forward to the 2016 regatta being held between 8th-11th September. For more information click HERE