Polypipe Regatta 2013
Polypipe Building Products
Polypipe Regatta 2013
The Regatta is aimed at non-sailors and experienced sailors alike. The intention is for everyone to experience an enjoyable day on the water with some not too serious racing. Afterwards, during après sail at Port Solent, there will be a raffle to raise money for some worthwhile causes. This year we are proud to support Sail 4 Cancer and John Merricks Trust Fund.
The day is an excellent opportunity for client entertainment. Last year 65 yachts entered and it would be great if we could exceed 70 yachts this year!
The Regatta starts at 7.45 a.m. on Wednesday 11th September with breakfast at the Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club. Competitors then make their way to the pontoon where their yachts are moored, get kitted up and have a safety briefing on-board. The next hour and a half is spent learning to sail, remembering how to sail or just practice sailing depending on your abilities! The first race follows; we then have a break for lunch. A second race then takes place and afterwards the fleet returns to the Yacht Club for tea, cakes, prize giving, perhaps the odd beer and the charity raffle. The day is finished by 6.00 p.m.
Important differences from previous years! In order to keep costs down, I am intending to charter yachts without food or drink on them. I will still provide breakfast and also afternoon tea and cakes. You are welcome to bring your own food and/or drinks for lunch aboard your yacht. If you do want me to supply a lunch package for your yacht please order it below. Details of what is included in the lunch package are available from Andy Wallace. Please be sensible with any alcohol you bring aboard – there will be a lovely bar open in the Yacht Club for après sail!
For those arriving the night before on Tuesday 10th September, the intention is to have the Yacht Club open in the evening with a bar, yachtsmen's supper and a free band. Please book on the entry form for the supper. Everyone is encouraged to come and enjoy the band, whether eating or not.
Here is a link
to some photos from Polypipe Regatta 2013. Please note that it takes some time to download the images as there are more than 700 of them!