Think Big Regatta

27 - 28 September 2017

This regatta is an exciting event, exclusive to the mobile telecoms sector. 

Conceived by O2 and developed by Britannia Corporate Events, the first staging of this regatta in 2012 was an overwhelming success so has developed a permanent place in our Regatta calendar.

No previous sailing experience is necessary. 

  • When

    27 - 28 September 2017

  • Location

    Hamble - Solent - Cowes

  • Sector

    Mobile Telecomms

  • Event type

    Industry Regatta

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Think Big Regatta

Jointly developed between Britannia Corporate Events and O2 for the telecomms sector, this regatta has quickly established itself as a firm favourite within the mobile telecomms industry with around 20 teams re-booking from last year.

Any company working in the provision of telecommunications hardware, software or support services may enter a team into the sailing regatta – please contact us if you’d like to know more about entering a team.

No previous sailing experience is necessary! Britannia will provide you with a well-equipped yacht as well as two professional sailing crew members who can teach novices or coach more experienced sailors to ensure that all teams, irrespective of their level of experience, will be able to enjoy a fun and competitive event.

"An excellent opportunity to learn more about the fabulous projects the Think Big Ambassadors are running, how they are changing the lives of others and how I can help them directly or connect to others that can." - Giesecke & Devrient

Giving Something Back

The Think Big regatta raises valuable funds for worthwhile causes, allowing you the opportunity to give something  back whilst still being productive.

For 2017 the Think Big Regatta will support the NSPCC.  

Sponsoring a yacht includes a donation to the NSPCC, so taking part will directly help improve the lives of affected children.

Every entry includes a donation to the NSPCC

"Sailing is the ideal activity to bring your staff or clients together for a truly memorable and worthwhile day. You need to work together or you simply don't go anywhere. So it's a fast and effective way to connect people as a team" - Louise Scanlon, O2 Think Big Regatta founder

2016 Results

Thank-you to all teams who competed in 2016.

1st place - Giesecke & Devrient
2nd place – Oracle
3rd place – O2 & NSPCC

Full results available to download above.

Racing Format

The regatta takes place over two days, allowing for a number of short races - so there is plenty of opportunity for each team to race their best.

Tuesday evening includes a Gala Dinner complete with fundraising activities to benefit the NSPCC charity.

Itinerary - 2017

Day 109:00Registration Opens in Port Hamble with breakfast served overlooking the marina
10:00Practice sailing time
12:30Lunch served on board yacht followed by start of race programme
17:00Finish racing and moor up in Cowes, Isle of Wight
19:00Drinks reception followed by Gala Dinner in Cowes
Day 208:00Breakfast served in Cowes
10:00Day 2 race programme starts
15:00Yachts return to Port Hamble Marina for afternoon tea and prize giving

Taking Part in 2017

Britannia welcomes entries from both new teams and previous competitors. If you are unsure about your eligibility or what is involved, please contact a member of our team and we'd be happy to talk you through the event. 

More information about what to expect and pricing can be found in the downloadable information pack.

If you would like to keep up to date on announcements regarding the Think Big regatta, please enter your email address below.

Lorna ArcherEvents Director

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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