The Tall Ships Youth Trust celebrated the 10th Charity Yacht Regatta last weekend. The event saw a great turnout with 17 boats taking part in the racing.
Weather conditions over the weekend saw gusty winds on the Saturday that prevented spinnakers from being used and Sunday glorious sunshine and very flat waters which led to the race being cancelled. Although the two days were in complete contrast, everybody was in high spirits and enjoyed the sailing.
150 people attended the evening event at Cowes Yacht Haven. Teams ditch their wet weather gear for fancy dress and enjoy Danny Bianco and magician Roger Lapin for the evening entertainment.
Throughout the evening various fundraising activities took place including Top n Tails, a fundraising auction and raffle. There were some fabulous prizes entered by the teams including a week in a Greek Villa, a weekend on a Skippered Beneteau and a Formula 3 rear wing. In addition to the teams, Sunsail, Gill UK and Gurit were also extremely generous and offered items to be entered into the raffle.
This year’s regatta raised over £5,000 for the Tall Ships Youth Trust, this money will provide bursaries for 12-25 year olds to enter our sail training and youth development voyages.
To everyone that took part in the event, we’d like to thank you for your continued support, for making the weekend a success and helping us to provide more young people with life changing opportunities. The funds raised for the charity is extraordinary!
All pictures from the event are available on our Facebook page.
Awards presented on the Sunday
Henry Scutt received the Nev Coggins Trophy for the Spirit of the Regatta
1st – Tide in Knots
2nd – Old age and Treachery
3rd – Highway to the Danger Zone
4th – Knot on Duty
5th – Wild Hogs
6th – The RBYC
Joint 7th – We’re knot competitive… but
Joint 7th – Team Snakepit
9th – Knot Sir Water Wally
10th / 1stCruising class – Best Kept Secret
11th – Boatilicious
Joint 12th – An Inch is as good as a mile
Joint 12th – Fun on the Wetstuff
14th – Power Rangers
15th – Identity Crisis
Joint 16th – The RBYC Too
Joint 16th – Just add rum
We hope that you had a great weekend. We certainly did!