Automotive Challenge Cup

14th-15th June 2017


Now in its second year, Sunsail are pleased to welcome back the Automotive Challenge Cup. This summertime charity regatta is held to raise valuable funds for BEN, the motor and allied trade’s benevolent fund. BEN exists to provide care, support and advice to those in the industry who need help in times of hardship or distress.

Open to anyone working within the automotive industry and taking place in the historic maritime region of Portsmouth, this event is the perfect opportunity to network with other industry professionals while raising funds for a worthy cause. For every yacht entered into the Automotive Challenge Cup, Sunsail will donate £650 to BEN.

What's Included?

• Sunsail Match First 40
• Skipper and first mate
• Breakfast on arrival
• Lunch on board
• Soft drinks pack on board
• Afternoon tea
• Prize giving with trophies
• Wet weather gear
• Race management and committee boat
• £650 Donation per yacht to BEN


14th June

0830hrs Those teams that have booked a practice day will arrive and be introduced to their skipper & mate for the event, and head for the yachts, where following a safety briefing the teams will head out for day 1

1630hrs Practice Day teams dock back into Port Solent

1900hrs The Automotive Challenge Cup Pre-Regatta Dinner starts!

2350hrs Last Orders at the bar

15th June

8am: Breakfast at Port Solent overlooking the marina.

9.30am: Welcome and introduction to your skipper, followed by full safety briefing on the yacht.

11.30am: Race one.

12.15pm: Lunch on board.

1pm: Races two, three and four (time and tide dependent).

4.30pm: Yachts return to Port Solent. 

5pm: Celebratory afternoon tea and cakes followed by the prize giving ceremony.

5.30pm: Guests depart at their leisure.

Find out more

To book, or for more information, please contact Michael on 02392 222 221 or [email protected]

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