Drinks Trade Regatta

11-13 May 2018


The Drinks Trade Regatta offers brewers and suppliers from around the country the chance to get together once a year and participate in some fantastic round the cans racing. Hosted in the beautiful racing waters of The Solent, the event concludes with a gala dinner at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes on the Saturday evening.

Team building and networking

The event is used for team building and provides brewers the opportunity to network with other companies throughout the UK, with past companies including The Brilliant Beer Company, London Pride, Youngs, Diageo and Heineken.

This year we are asking each team to donate £1000 to charity. For those incredibly generous teams who have donated, the top 3 overall teams will be able to donate a percentage (1st place 50%, 2nd 30%, 3rd 20%) to a charity of their choice.

On Friday, pick up your yacht from Port Solent, before heading over to Cowes for a fun BBQ evening at RORC. A great opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals, but also a chance to see who the competition is!

2 days of close one design racing will then determine the overall winner, who will be announced at the prize giving back at Port Solent on the Sunday afternoon.


The Charter Package Includes:

  • Charter of a Beneteau First 40 from 1200 Friday 11 May to 1600 Sunday 13 May 2017 

  • Fuel & engine hours 

  • Friday night BBQ for 8 people at RORC (Royal Corinthian YC) in Cowes 

  • Saturday night at the Royal Yacht Squadron (Dress code jacket and tie for gents, smart dress for ladies. No jeans or trainers) 

  • 2 nights berthing in Cowes Yacht Haven 

  • Prize giving and afternoon tea & cakes 

  • Waterproof jacket & trousers 

  • Full race management and event support 


Friday 11th May

1130hrArrive at Port Solent, collect your yachts and do hand over with base staff
1200hrsHead out to the Solent for afternoon practice before mooring up at Cowes Yacht Haven 
1700hrsMoor up at Cowes Yacht Haven, please call up on channel 80 for mooring instructions 

Drinks reception at RORC followed by a Hog Roast BBQ & first day's racing prize giving– dress code casual 

Saturday 12th May

0830hrs  - 0930hrs

Skippers’ briefing at the Committee Boat in Cowes Yacht Haven

Race 1 sponsored by TBC

Followed by race 2 sponsored by TBC 


Lunch on the hoof 

Race 3 sponsored by TBC 

Followed by race 4 sponsored by TBC 

1700hrsMoor up at Cowes Yacht Haven 
1900hrs Dinner at the The Royal Yacht Squadron – Dress code, Jacket & Tie for gents and smart dress for ladies. (No jeans and trainers) 
1100hrs – late

After party. Venue TBC

Sunday 13th May

0830hrs  - 0930hrs

Skippers’ briefing at the Committee Boat in Cowes Yacht Haven 

Race 5 sponsored by TBC 

Race 6 sponsored by TBC

Race 7  sponsored by TBC

1600hrs Afternoon Tea and Cake with prize giving at the Port House Guests depart at leisure 

Find out more contact 

Terry Hunt

Tel:  +44 (0)23 92 222221

Email: [email protected]

For more information call us on 02392 222 221.

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