The 25th Anniversary Legal Cup will open Britannia's 2015 sailing season.

The Britannia season is about to start!

Lorna Archer, Britannia Event's manager comments "We can't wait for the season to get underway. The last 6 winter months have been spent preparing for a summer of fantastic sailing events. We have invested in a new website, continued to expand our fleet of racing-spec First 40s and invested in new racing sails to keep the fleet competitive. So this summer looks set to be the best yet! Running sailing events is what we do so we can't wait to get stuck in to the first event, the Legal Cup!" 

The Legal Cup is one of the longest running industry regattas celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend.

Open to teams from any company working within the legal industry, 19 teams from Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Bar Yacht Club, Clifford Chance, Field Fisher, Freshfields, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, Christopher Parker QC (of Maitland Chambers), MacFarlanes, Ricoh and Sidley Austin are all confirmed and ready to join us this weekend for fun racing and plenty of socialising and networking opportunities too (and raising valuable fund for Sail 4 Cancer at the same time).

The regatta will open with an informal social evening on Friday in Hamble, before racing commences on Saturday. The teams will compete in a number of races and the fleet will be divided into two classes in order to ensure everyone is racing against closely matched rivals and heighten the competition! 

All the teams will come together to celebrate the 25th anniversary with a delicious gala dinner themed ‘Silver Masquerade’. We’re looking forward to seeing the fancy dress outfits!  

The boats are ready, skippers booked in, catering finalised, and the trophies are ready and polished – now we just have to wait to see who will win them!

Follow Legal Cup event news live on twitter @sailbritannia using #LegalCup.