Elma Sperry Challenge 2019

8-9 May 2019

A NEW charity event in aid of PTSD Resolution, combining networking, socialising and sailing.


  • When

    8-9 May 2019

  • Location


  • Sector

    Drone Sector

  • Event type

    Industry Regatta

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The Elma Sperry Challenge 2019

This regatta is a fantastic opportunity to network with peers, promote your brand amongst a relevant audience, enjoy a team building activity and have a fun day, sailing in the UK's premier sailing area, the Solent.

Whether you choose to bring a team from head office, or captivate key clients or business partners, a day on a yacht is an unrivaled way to build stronger working relationships. Combine that with networking drinks and a BBQ at the nearby Royal Southern Yacht Club - and the result is an exciting and productive event!

You and your invited team will sail together on a premium sailing yacht, under the guidance of a professional skipper - so don't worry, no previous sailing experience is required. 

The 2019 regatta is open to entries so contact us for more information.

Regatta Format

You and your guests will arrive in Port Hamble Marina and enjoy a fantastic evening hosted by the PTSD Resolution to raise funds for their amazing charity.

The evening will start with a BBQ and follow with some fundraising activities.

The bar will be open till late but don't drink too much, you will have a busy day on Thursday!

The next morning after breakfast in Banana Wharf you will head out on the Solent for a day of race training then the all important racing.

A short break for lunch then the decider race for The Elma Sperry Challenge Trophy!

Teams will then head back in to Port Hamble Marina for the prize giving, hopefully all that compete will return in 2020 to support this fantastic charity.


Wednesday 8 May1830Bar opens at the RSrnYC, Hamble
1930Presentation by PTSD Resolution
2100Heads 'N' Tails
2105Auction of Promises
2105Till late drink and be merry!
Thursday 9 May0700"Call the hands"
0800Breakfast in Banana Wharf
0900Skippers Briefing
0930Slip & Proceed
1100First Race
1215Second Race
1300Lunch afloat
1415Third Race
1630Alongside in Port Hamble
1700Prize giving

Our Yachts

Team entry includes the hire of a fully insured and well prepared sailing yacht. The Elma Sperry Challenge use a fleet of 20 Beneteau Oceanis 37 yachts ideal for matched racing, with their spacious deck, easy to move-around lay-out and comfortable interior.

Each team on a Beneteau Oceanis 37 will also have a professional skipper on board to show you the ropes and oversee safety. The skippers are familiar with coaching inexperienced teams, so don't worry - they'll soon have you working as a slick racing team!

How to join?

If you would like to know more, please contact us and we can offer practical advice and provide further specific details including pricing.

Then all you need to do is invite your team, whilst our event managers organise all the detail.  Call us on 02380 458 900.

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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Thank you to our Sponsors

  • 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. www.sailinglogic.co.uk

  • Dream Yacht Charter

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

  • 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. www.ultasun.com

  • Solent Forts

    Solent Forts are a proud lifestyle sponsor of Britannia www.solentforts.com