Drinks Trade Regatta


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. Taking place in the beautiful racing waters of the Solent, the event concludes with a gala dinner at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes.

Team building and networking

The event can be used for team building, networking or just getting out on the water and provides the industry a unique way to network with other companies throughout the UK, with past participating companies including Beds on Board, Jägermeister, London Pride, Youngs, Diageo and Heineken.

This annual event has raised over approx. £125k over the past 5 years and again 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.


Charter package includes:

  • Sunsail 41.0
  • Fuel and engine hours
  • Friday night meal for 8 people at the Royal Yacht Squadron;
  • Saturday night at RORC
  • 2 nights berthing in Cowes Yacht Haven
  • Prize giving with afternoon tea and cakes
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Full race management and event support


On Friday, pick up your yacht from Port Solent, before heading over to Cowes for a fun BBQ evening at the Royal Ocean Racing Club. It’s a great opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals, as well as measure up the racing competition.

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

Wednesday 20th October

  • 1130hrs: Arrive at Port Solent to collect your yachts and receive safety briefing with base staff.
  • 1200hrs: Head out into the Solent for afternoon practice before mooring up at Cowes Yacht Haven.
  • 1700hrs: Moor up at Cowes Yacht Haven (please call up on channel 80 for mooring instructions).
  • 1900hrs: Drinks reception at the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron, followed by an evening meal. (dress code: jacket and tie for gents; smart dress for ladies – strictly no jeans and trainers)

Thursday 21st October

  • 0830 - 0900hrs: Skippers’ briefing at the Committee Boat in Cowes Yacht Haven
  • Race 1 (sponsor TBC). Followed by race 2 (sponsor TBC)
  • 1300hrs Lunch on the hoof
  • Race 3 (sponsor TBC). Followed by race 4 (sponsor TBC)
  • 1700hrs Moor up at Cowes Yacht Haven
  • 1900hrs Drinks reception at the RORC, followed by food and first day's racing prize giving (dress code: smart casual)
  • 1100hrs – late After party. Venue TBC

Friday 22nd October

  • 0830 - 0930hrs Skippers’ briefing at the Committee Boat in Cowes Yacht Haven
  • Race 5 (sponsor TBC)
  • Race 6 (sponsor TBC)
  • Race 7 (sponsor TBC)
  • 1500hrs Moor up back at Port Solent and head ashore for afternoon Tea and Cake with prize giving at the Port House
  • Guests depart at leisure.

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  • Cutting edge design
  • Twin wheel steering for easy handling
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To book 

For more information and to book your place, please email [email protected] or call 02392 22 22 21.

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