DELL EMC Silicon Cup

7-8 September 2017

The IT Industry Sailing Regatta - open to experienced and novice sailors from Manufacturers, Channel Partners, Software Developers, Cloud Solutions and more. 

Who says networking can't be fun?!

No previous sailing experience is necessary. 

  • When

    7-8 September 2017

  • Location

    Solent - Cowes

  • Sector

    IT Industry

  • Event type

    Industry Regatta

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DELL EMC Silicon Cup 2017

The DELL EMC Silicon Cup is the sailing regatta for the IT industry, welcoming hundreds of industry professionals to the Solent for the excitement of yacht racing combined with networking and team building. The event is a great way to get in front of potential new clients or partners, entertain key business contacts and strengthen working relations.

Entries are warmly welcomed from new teams and previous competitors - and absolutely no previous sailing experience is required.

Your entry includes the use of a fully equipped sailing yacht with professional crew who will quite literally show you and your team the ropes, so even novice sailors can confidently take part in the racing action! 

The event is organised and hosted by the IT Regatta Committee. If you aren't ready to sign up yet, but would like to receive event updates please enter your email address below:

Silicon Cup Video

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

Event Format

The regatta takes place over 7 - 8 September. After a full safety brief, you and your team (of up to 10 people) will enjoy two days of on-the-water action, learning the basics of sailing and competing in a number of short races against your industry partners and competitors.

Thursday evening's entertainment includes a delicious gala dinner and a charity auction, raising vital funds for the regatta's charity partners.  

Most teams opt for a full charter package from Britannia, which includes a top of the range sailing yacht, complete with the safety equipment and wet weather gear.

A qualified professional skipper and first mate provide coaching so even complete novice sailors can take part.

2016 Results

Overall Winners - Catalyst IT

Division 1

1st – Catalyst IT

2nd - EMC

3rd - Arrow

Division 2

1st – Exponential-E

2nd - Azlan

3rd - Coeo

Download the full race results above.

"The EMC SIlicon Cup is a fabulous place to meet people who are in the industry, network with them, bring clients, bring business partners and bring staff along. An incredible way to team build. An incredible event." - Mark Fowle, CEO Attenda

Giving Something Back

One of the founding principles of the Silicon Cup is to help raise funds to support selected charities.

In 2014 we raised in excess of £60,000 and in 2015 we raised a record breaking £70,000 for charity on the night! 

Read how the charities have used these donations this year to help improve the lives of children and young people.

In 2015 over £70k was raised for these good causes, setting a new event record.

Making Connections

Whether there is someone you'd like to do business with, would love to beat in a race or simply get to know more people within your industry - the following teams took part in 2016:

Arrow ECS 
Attenda (2 boats) 
Avnet Technology Solutions
Catalyst IT Solutions
Coeo Ltd
Computacenter UK Ltd 
EMC (3 boats) 
Exclusive Networks & Fortinet 

IOMART Group Plc 
Juniper Networks & Atos 
Net Evidence (2 boats) 
Skyscape Cloud Services 
TM Group UK Ltd 
Twisted Fish 

"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

2017 Itinerary

Thursday September 7th 201710:00Registration Opens in Cowes
13:00Race Programme Starts
17:00Finish racing and moor up in Cowes, Isle of Wight
19:00Drinks reception followed by Gala Dinner in Cowes
Friday September 8th 201707:00Optional full English breakfast (Please purchase tickets in advance)
09:00Leave dock for Day 2 Racing
15:30Return to Cowes for Prizegiving and afternoon tea
16:15Take high speed Red Jet service to Southampton, or sail back
Polly DawsonCorporate Event Manager

For more information, contact our team

Postal Address

Unit A Waterside
Port Hamble Marina, Hamble 
Hampshire SO31 4PL 
United Kingdom

Phone Number

+44 (0) 2380 458900

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Thank You to Our Supporting Partners

  • Dirty Dog

    Dirty Dog are the official provider of polarised eyewear to Britannia. Available to purchase at all events.

  • Helly Hansen

    The choice of professional athletes, Helly Hansen are proud to supply Britannia with the highest quality technical clothing and footwear.

  • Sailing Logic

    The UKs leading provider of race crew places for individuals and a recognised RYA Training Centre.

  • Dream Yacht Charter

    Britannia's worldwide sailing holiday partner, offering nearly 700 yachts from 40 worldwide bases.

  • Mount Gay Rum

    Mount Gay Rum will be awarded to industry regatta winners.

  • Ultrasun Professional Protection

    Ultrasun Professional Protection are proud to provide sun protection to all that sail with Britannia.

  • Small Luxury Hotels

    Small Luxury Hotels are a proud lifestyle sponsor of Britannia.

  • Solent Forts

    Solent Forts are a proud lifestyle sponsor of Britannia