30 Jun 2014
The Superyacht Group takes to the water
Now a regular feature in the International Superyacht Society’s (ISS) calendar, the ISS Regatta took place this weekend with 13 yachts taking part, all crewed by teams of industry professionals. This year saw The Superyacht Group’s very own Superyacht Events enter a boat into the regatta with a team of seven keen and enthusiastic crew from the group. The weekend’s events comprised of eight races spread over two days of sailing between Hamble Marina and the Isle of Wight, and evening entertainment including an auction and raffle in aid of the regatta’s chosen charity, Sail 4 Cancer.
Fortunately the rain held off for the first day of racing and competitors were blessed with some consistent winds of 15 knots, meaning that the teams had to quickly find their sea legs. Start lines were packed and a turning tide meant a number of recalled starts due to the majority of the fleet starting prematurely. It was quickly evident that the BMT Nigel Gee boat and defending champions, Icon Connect, were the favourites to win.
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