Boating businesses take to the water for industry race around the Solent - 19th & 20th April 2011
For the 2011 Marine Industry Regatta (MIR), we’ll be using Sunsail’s new fleet of Benétéau First 40.7 boats. They take a minimum of eight crew and up to 12 can be on board, although there are only berths for eight. Extra crew will have to stay ashore and Sunsail has deals with some local hotels at reasonable prices.
And this year, the overall winner of the MIR gets a free entry to Sunsail’s Challenge of Champions which is held in November. This is Sunsail’s season ending regatta for all the main winners of their ‘primary’ regattas/events during the year.
MIR price per boat – £1095.00 inc VAT.
This includes yacht, fuel, racing premiums, trophy contributions and overnight accommodation on board for the crew of eight.
The price also includes a buffet dinner in the PHYC the night before, a bacon butty breakfast, packed lunch and prize giving tea and cakes for the eight crew.
Additional people can join the meal programme for £37.45 per person (up to a max of 12 on each yacht) and Sunsail can arrange accommodation locally if required. Contact Andy Wallace at Sunsail for details.
Wet weather gear is included for the crew of eight, and extra sets can be supplied for £6pp.
The price also includes a £100 donation per yacht to the John Merrick Sailing Trust, which needs to be paid for separately on a cheque.
For the share a MIR yacht – £200.00 inc VAT per person.
This includes the skippered yacht with a mate, fuel, racing premiums and trophy contributions.
The price also includes a buffet dinner in the PHYC the night before, bacon butty breakfast, packed lunch and prize giving tea and cakes.
Wet weather gear is also included.
No on board accommodation is included in this price but we can arrange accommodation locally if required. Please contact Andy Wallace at Sunsail for details.
It also includes a £12.50 donation per person, which needs to be paid for separately on a cheque to the John Merrick Sailing Trust.
The programme remains the same as previous years. We collect the boats on the Tuesday evening, after which there’s a buffet supper in the Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club in Port Solent.
On the Wednesday we try to run four races, but this is entirely the decision of the PHYC race officer.
The 2011 Marine Industry Regatta will be launched at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show at ExCeL at 17.00 on Thursday January 13.
For more information contact Andy Wallace at Sunsail on 02392 222221 or Peter Nash on 07796 173606.