Last week, sailing teams from the insurance industry came together for the 8th Lutine Lineslip Regatta and raised over £3600 for Southampton based charity the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST).
Fifteen teams participated in the regatta, all of which came from companies involved in the insurance industry including insurers, brokers, reinsurers or professional advisers.
The Lutine Lineslip Regatta is a Lloyds Yacht Club Event for the Insurance Industry. 2008 saw the 5th staging of the event under the new alliance between the Lloyd's Yacht Club and Britannia Corporate Events. Britannia Corporate Events is the leading organiser of corporate regattas and one of the leading providers of corporate sailing services and yacht charter in the UK.
Since its establishment in 1999 The Lutine Lineslip Regatta is regarded as the perfect way to raise company profile and is the most prestigious sailing and social event for the insurance community.
The Lutine Lineslip regatta is open to crews chartering a yacht and also to companies and individuals with their own yacht, who wish to participate as a private entry.
The charter division raced on single class of yacht, a fleet of Beneteau 40.7 racer /cruiser yachts with race sails and the option of spinnakers.
The racing began at lunchtime on Wednesday with the final race ending on Thursday evening.
The fleet, which set out from Port Hamble on Wednesday lunchtime moored up in Cowes in preparation for a dinner held at the Royal Yacht Squadron that evening.
All the money raised at the event was done so through a combination of an auction and a game of heads and tails.
Auction prizes which included a Nautica wrist watch, lunch for four at Coutts bank, a night at the Dorchester Hotel, and a charter of the yacht ‘Lutine’ owned by the Lloyds Yacht Club, helped to turn a great night into a unforgettable one for those who walked away with one of these great items.
The overall winner of the two day event was a team representing international law firm Ince & Co on the Beneteau 40.7 called Portia.
For more information or for your chance to get involved in next years event, please visit the Britannia website: www.britanniaevents.co.uk or the Lloyds Yacht Club: www.lloydsyachtclub.com