What People Say About Us

THINK BIG 2016

"A really fantastic event, for a great cause!" – Go Think Big

"Professionally run, excellent crew, great fun" – Giesecke & Devrient

"What a great experience, we really pulled together as a team, and while we were left bruised we were far stronger for it. Thank you." - O2/NSPCC

"We enjoyed a fantastic 2 days sailing. I had no idea quite how involved we would be but it was great fun and a great way to spend some quality time with our customers." - Sony

"Another Fantastic event with flawless organisation and great atmosphere made all the sweeter with a 2nd victory in 3 years." - Giesecke & Devrient

"The Think Big Regatta was an excellent event that promoted informal networking and team work, whilst being a lot of fun!" - F5

"Great fun, improve vendor relations, make money for Think Big and really well run!" - Telefonica & F5

SILICON CUP 2016

"If you want to experience the art of team work in a completely different environment and learn a life long skill out on the water, whilst making good friends with those in your crew than this is the event for you. Combine this with a fantastic evening event and world class food and all in aid of charity it is a truly brilliant event. In fact it is an absolute must!!" - Azlan

"Best corporate day out ever." - Brocade

Really good fun racing with excellent professional crews assisting" - PingIdentity

"Probably the best corporate event I've ever attended and I've been to quite a few." - Brocade

"The bruises will fade, the wet feet will dry but the friendships remain forever! A real racing experience you'll never forget!" - VCE and EMC

"Fantastic event, very challenging but equally rewarding!" - Exponential E

"Work hard, play harder, sail hardest!" - Highlight

"Unforgettable - Excellent relationship building fun." - Matthew Jeffs, CEO, Arcontech Plc

"We all had a smashing time racing at the EMC Silicon Cup. The professional crew helped us enjoy the racing and the gala dinner was fantastic! A thoroughly well organised event and something that I hope to be a part of in the future..." - Azlan

"Great event, well organised and good fun.We'll be back for the next edition!" - Catalyst IT

"A chance to clear the cobwebs, to have a laugh and to finally learn what a beam reach is." - Coeo

"An amazingly fun way to support much needed sponsorship for critical charities in our community, to learn more skills and to network with some great people, all at the same time!" - Catalyst IT

"The Silicon Cup was a quality experience all round, everyone had a terrific time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We have plenty of stories and memories to share." - Coeo

"Excellent few days, well organised and our crew were fantastic" - Modrus

An excellent industry event - Attenda

Possibly the most enjoyable and effective networking event I've attended in recent years. - EMC

Fantastic Fun, Excellent Crew, Great Experience - TM Group

2015 was our 6th regatta in a row!! The Silicon Cup is a one of the true greats in terms of having great fun, networking, team building and learning new skills... It is a great opportunity to get stuck in and there is genuinely no previous sailing experience required. So if you are looking for something new and different for your team give the EMC Silicon Cup a try in 2016! We are sure that you wont be disappointed!! - Mark Godliman Managing Director, Catalyst IT

Great fun, a great experience. highly recommended. - SkyScape

2015 has been my third year at the Silicon Cup, and I can guarantee every year it'll be the most hands-on sailing fun of any corporate sailing event. Looking forward to 2016 already! - Computacenter-VCE

Irrespective of sailing experience this was two days of getting involved in racing on the solent. Combining the opportunity to meet likeminded professionals from around the industry and giving a bit back to charity this was great fun and fantastically run. It should be the 'go to' corporate event in the annual diary. - Easynet

What a great day! I will definitely be coming back next year, lots of hard work and such good fun. - Attenda

Fantastic couple of days for a good cause. For a complete novice didn't realise how hard it was to be just ballast on a boat! - EMC

A very unique and thrilling team building event, suitable for any colleague, customer or partner. Challenging, exhilarating and thoroughly enjoyable! - Microsoft

Thoroughly professional sailing regatta experience that an be enjoyed by people with no sailing experience at all. - VCE

The Silicon Cup was a great opportunity to meet existing and make new IT industry connections. - Mike Smith, CTO, Atos.

LUTINE LINESLIP REGATTA 2016

We would definitely recommend the event to others in the Lloyd's community. We had a lot of fun and equally so did our Client and Underwriter guests. - Cogent

A fantastic 2 days of sailing - DTW1991

REWARD REGATTA 2016

Great day 'taking-part' event rather than just watching/observing (i.e. Cricket/Football). An excellent team building day - Corporate Rewards

A superb event. A great opportunity to get on the water and use some exciting boats supported by the fantastic team at Britannia. I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone. - PeopleValue

Perfect organisation by lovely people and a fantastic day to treasure in the memory forever. - Corporate Rewards

A fabulous day on the water, made all the better by the expertise of the Britannia crew on board - People Value

LEGAL CUP 2016

We invited five clients who had never sailed before and all five left on the Sunday evening saying that it was the best corporate event they had ever attended and that they all wanted to book a place on our team for next year's regatta. I can honestly say that this event is the best return on investment I have seen in terms of client relationship building. Thank you Britannia. - Bond Dickinson LLP

PREVIOUS SEASONS REGATTAS

"The team at Britannia are nothing short of excellent. The pre-event, on site and post-event organisation was flawless and the attention to detail was incredible....excellent work Britannia!" - Corporate Rewards, IMA Europe Cup 2015

"We had a great day with Britannia, the events managers and crew were super helpful and our Clients really enjoyed the day." - Aecom. Cowes Week 2015

"It was the best networking event i have attended in 30 years of working for a financial institution" - Procurement International. IMA Europe Cup 2015

"Absolutely EPIC!! A blend of adventure, thrills, learning new skills, sweat & tears, and great team building"- HTC Think Big Regatta 2015

"A very unique and thrilling team building event, suitable for any colleague, customer or partner. Challenging, exhilarating and thoroughly enjoyable!" - Microsoft. EMC Silicon Cup 2015

“It's a fantastic event to unite the Legal Community – there’s just noting else like it and I look forward to it enormously every year.” - Allen & Overy, Legal Cup 2015

"The regatta was a fantastic experience. I have never sailed before but that did not matter and now I want to learn more! The skipper was a fantastic teacher and patient when answering questions but most of all he made the experience enjoyable. It is a great team building exercise but most of all an extremely fun, tiring and competitive weekend!" - Clifford Chance LLP. Legal Cup 2015

"Simply an incredible couple of days! Fantastic team building event with pro-Sailors, no experience needed. Highly recommended." - Hilton Worldwide. Hospitality Regatta 2015

"The Think Big regatta was excellent, our Skipper and first mate were fantastic and made sure we all learnt a lot about sailing, were competitive in the races and had great fun. Thanks to the organisers for doing such a good job! Looking forward to next year!" G&D,Think Big Regatta 2015

"Great team, great fun! A must for anyone associated with the Legal Industry."  - Clifford Chance. Legal Cup 2015

"Thoroughly professional sailing regatta experience that can be enjoyed by people with no sailing experience at all." - VCE, EMC Silicon Cup 2015

"Fantastic couple of days! And very professionally run. Thank You to all!" - Canopius, Lutine Lineslip 2015

"An absolutely fantastic two days. Despite having had no prior sailing experience, I felt utterly safe with our pro skipper - even when we were hurtling around the markers in very close proximity to three other yachts. Exhausting but exhilarating every step of the way - highly recommended." - Think Big Regatta 2015

"Why do we take part in the Silicon Cup ? In the early planning stages around the NetEvidence offices there would be serious, upbeat talk about business networking opportunities, supporting a good cause, and raising our profile. Later, as the date creeps nearer, and we remind ourselves of just how much work it is to get 25 staff and customers down to Cowes and out on the water for two days whilst keeping everyone comprehensively fed, housed, clothed in branded kit, warm, dry (hopefully), safe and above all happy, things get chaotic and we regularly start to question the wisdom of the whole thing.

And then the day arrives and we get down there, and it all makes sense. For one thing, the networking bit really does work. You have a completely different conversation with someone while sitting with your feet dangling over the side of a boat, than over yet another coffee in yet another conference room. You’re meeting the real person, and they’re meeting you. For another, there’s the location. Cowes is just something else,fresh, cool, relaxed, so focussed on sailing that everything else just goes on Pause. Food and drink (quite a lot of drink) tastes better in the open air, and especially so after a day’s racing. Oh yes – I’d almost forgotten the racing. As Ratty said in Wind in the Willows, “There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so good as messing about in boats”. And Ratty wasn’t on a racing yacht with a skipper who has several beers riding on whether he can beat the guy on the neighbouring boat.

When the starting gun goes, and twenty 12-ton yachts converge on the start line and everything goes from calm to crazy in the space of three seconds and the lines go bar-tight and the sails harden up and set into a perfect curve and the boat sits up and comes alive under you and accelerates across the line – well, it’s hard to explain properly. You sort of just have to be there. But that’s the moment when we know, precisely, why we’re doing the Silicon Cup for the 5th time, and why next year we’ll want to be back. For purely business reasons, of course."
Net Evidence. EMC Silicon Cup 2015

"Fantastic couple of days at sea. Brilliant crew that help you get to grips with the basics and make your contribution count when it comes to the racing... Great experience, great team building and you'll never appreciate a glass of wine or a bath more." - SonyThink Big Regatta 2015

"Irrespective of sailing experience this was two days of getting involved in racing on the Solent. Combining the opportunity to meet like-minded professionals from around the industry and giving a bit back to charity this was great fun and fantastically run. It should be the 'go to' corporate event in the annual IT diary." - MD Easynet.EMC Silicon Cup 2015

"2015 was our 6th regatta in a row!! The EMC Silicon Cup is a one of the true greats in terms of having great fun, networking, team building and learning new skills... It is a great opportunity to get stuck in and there is genuinely no previous sailing experience required. So if you are looking for something new and different for your team give the EMC Silicon Cup a try in 2016! We are sure that you wont be disappointed!!" - Managing Director, Catalyst IT. EMC Silicon Cup

"The EMC Silicon Cup was a great opportunity to meet existing and make new IT industry connections." - CTO Atos. EMC Silicon Cup 2015

"A great two days of sailing and socialising. Well organised and well executed. Thanks!" - Del-Lloyds. Lutine Lineslip 2015

"Although this was my first time attending, and I haven't sailed for over 25 years, this was awesome and I want to come back next year!" - Canopius.Lutine Lineslip 2015

"The experience was excellent, even though the weather was atrocious, the experience more than made up for it. Excellent to get involved hands on and learn a little about sailing." - International Paper. Cowes Week 2015

 "A really enjoyable, well organised and fun day. Recommended for all levels of sailing experiences." - Corporate Rewards. IMA Europe Cup 2015

"A very unique and thrilling team building event, suitable for any colleague, customer or partner. Challenging, exhilarating and thoroughly enjoyable!" - Microsoft. EMC Silicon Cup 2015

Theresa ReptonCorporate Event Manager

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