Everything you need to know
The EMC Silicon Cup will be held at Cowes Yacht Haven on Thursday
17th and Friday 18th Sep 2015. The regatta will again see two days of top class racing in the Solent, and a great themed fancy dress Gala Dinner, which will be held on Thursday evening in Cowes Yacht Haven Events Centre.
Why take part?
Two days of yacht racing offer formidable opportunities
for networking, team-building, and cultivating business
relationships. Participants are likely to remember for
the rest of their lives how they crewed a racing yacht.
Imagine the branding kudos of sailing a yacht emblazoned
with your organisation's logo past your rivals and potential
customers. A regatta is the most effective team building
event there is. People arrive as a group of individuals
and leave as a tight knit group. The professional skippers
will allocate tasks to motivate the crew into working
as a unit. The adrenalin and excitement of the racing
does the rest!
Who is eligible to take part?
It is organised by and for the IT industry. That includes not only the vendors, but also IT departments, retailers, manufacturers, importers, finance companies, law firms, logistics and other suppliers to the sector.
I know nothing about sailing but would like to enter a team?
That's no problem at all. If you would like help with
your entry, please contact Lorna Archer of Britannia
or call on 023 8045 8900 or 07885 454 969. She can assist in organising
the right boat, pro crew, and entire event.
How do I enter?
There are lots of different ways to participate in the regatta, from entering your own boat, or privately chartered yacht, to chartering in a yacht and professional crew for you and your team. No previous sailing experience is necessary and we can provide a suitable package to meet your team's requirements.
How good do crews have to be?
The emphasis is on fun and safety. Whilst some of the
yachts will be competing quite seriously, other yachts
enjoy simply taking part - although the competitive instincts
tend not to be to far below the surface in the IT industry!
There will be a qualified skipper on all boats, the rest
of the crew can be a mixture of skill levels. No previous
sailing experience is necessary to take part in the regatta.
Can I enter my own boat?
Absolutely! Lots of companies who either own or have the
use of private yachts, enter the event. To enter your
own boat, simply contact Lorna Archer at Britannia (firstname.lastname@example.org / 02380 458 900 / 07885 454 969) and she will be able to send you the correct entry form to complete.
Chartering a boat
Teams chartering yachts range from those who have never
set foot on a boat before, to those with bags of experience.
There are yachts available to suit all levels and no previous
sailing experience is required.Packages range from £4495 +vat for teams of 7-10 people.” Then “ To request further information on available charter options please contact Lorna Archer at Britannia (email@example.com / 02380 458 900 / 07885 454 969).
With over 400 people from around the IT industry at the
event, The EMC Silicon Cup provides an excellent opportunity
to promote your company to the industry. There are a number
of sponsorship opportunities for businesses to sponsor
the event, and for information on this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some teams sleep on the boats from a point of convenience,
but many teams wish to sleep ashore on the Thursday night
of the event. For more information on available accommodation
please visit accommodation agency SOLENT
NIGHTZ or email
them, and they will be able to help.
The event is held at the Cowes Yacht Haven in Cowes. Ferries run on a regular basis
from Southampton - the latest timetable can be found at
Red Funnel Ferries.
Historically all pennies raised have been split between our three
nominated charities. 2015 aims to raise over £80,000 for the three charitites The NSPCC, Dreams Come True, and The Jubilee Sailing Trust.
Sailing instructions and Notice
These documents will be available for download nearer to the event. If you require these documents before they are available, please contact Britannia on 023 8045 8900 who will be able to help.