Co-operation Ireland Regatta

20th June 2018

Overview

Experience perfectly matched yacht racing on the Solent while raising valuable funds for Co-operation Ireland. This all-island peace-building charity has worked to promote interaction, dialogue and practical collaboration within Northern Ireland and between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for over 30 years.

About the charity

Co-operation Ireland is an all-island peace-building charity. Since it was established in 1979 as Co-operation North, we have worked to encourage and promote interaction, dialogue and practical collaboration within Northern Ireland and between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 

Matched yacht racing The Solent

With the historical city of Portsmouth providing a spectacular back drop, you and your crew will get a true taste of sailing in the Sunsail Match First 40 yachts. You'll meet at Gunwharf Quays, crews will meet their professional skipper and mate on board, and after a morning of practice, teams will pit their wits against the rest of the fleet.

Breakfast and lunch are both served on board and you'll enjoy three races throughout the day. If you have a competitive spirit, you'll enjoy expert tips from the skipper and mate before taking part in tactical battles. Or sit back and take it easy, basking in the excellent views of the Isle of Wight, the historic forts situated off Portsmouth and the town’s historical waterfront.

After an amazing day on the water, teams are invited to the fabulous, historical and nautical setting of the old battleship HMS Warrior for dinner and drinks. Following a three-course dinner, there will be a charity prize auction and, most importantly, the prize giving.

Please contact Zoe at Sunsail to book your team’s place in this incredible event. 

Zoe Harmer | [email protected] | 02392 22 22 21

Skippered Package

Cost:- £4115 inc VAT

What's included:


• Charter of a Match First 40 Yacht for one day for up to 10 guests, inc fuel.
• Sunsail Skipper and 1st Mate.
• Foul weather gear for each crew member.
• Breakfast on board in Gunwharf
• Packed lunch and soft drinks on board
• Evening welcome drink at Boathouse No 4
• Three-course dinner with wine
• Prize-giving and Charity auction
• Berthing at Gunwharf Marina
• All pre-event and on-site management
• £1000 donation to co-operation Ireland


08.30 - Arrive at Gunwharf Quays Marina. Meet your Sunsail skippers and stow kit on-board yachts.
09.00 - Breakfast of tea, coffee and bacon rolls on board. Safety brief and yacht familiarisation. Depart for practice.
11.00 - First of 3 races, Racing lunch on the water.
16.30 - Moor up at Gunwharf and depart boat to get changed for the evening.
18.30 - Drinks reception at Boat House No 4 Portsmouth Dockyard, followed by 3 course-dinner with wine, prize-giving and charity auction.
23.00 - Carriages.

*Please note that timings are approximate and dependent on weather conditions.

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