Hospitality Events /America's Cup
The America's Cup World Series held major international regattas in Portsmouth during both 2015 and 2016. The events were a triumph; crowds exceeded 240,000 with some 2,000 boats also watching from the water. Sir Ben Ainslie's Landrover BAR team were victorious in both regattas, positively affecting their seeding for the America's Cup qualifier events taking place in Bermuda later this year.
Solent Events offered amazing hospitality packages for both events, helped in no small part by another group company (Solent Rib Charter) being the official Rib supplier to the Americas Cup organisation. Guests were able to enjoy unique access to the VIP on the water viewing area.
Return to the UK
For the cognoscenti, success in Bermuda will help determine whether a British team goes forward to the main challenge. The America's Cup is one of the oldest sporting events in the world dating back to 1851, the UK has never won the America's Cup.