Automotive Challenge Cup



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 evebt 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 £600 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
• £600 Donation per yacht to BEN


8am: Breakfast at Portsmouth Harbour Yacht Club 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.

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