International Superyacht Society Regatta
BMT Nigel Gee and Oceanco participated in the International Superyacht Society (ISS) Annual Regatta held on the 2nd – 4th of June. The weekend offered fantastic networking opportunities and a chance to raise funds for Sail4Cancer.
Racing in a fleet of Fairview Sailings Beneteau Oceanis 37s the five other competing teams included Superyacht Charites (SYC)/Idea Works, Charles Douglas, Redman Whitley Dixon, Nobiskrug and Magnus Marine.
The crews were met with gusts of up to 24 knots on the first day of racing, spinnakers prohibited on the last race due to dangerous conditions. BMT/Oceanco and SYC were in the lead by the close of racing.
Saturday’s BBQ and Sail4Cancer raffle was held at the Island Sailing Club, offering Americas Cup viewing before a delicious meal. Over £500 was raised for Sail4Cancer on the raffle alone.
Sail4Cancer is primarily a provider of water-based respite days and holidays for families affected by cancer. The charity also makes grants to cancer care centres and supports research into the positive effects of exercise and how it can help prevent cancer and aid recovery post diagnosis.
Day two was much the same with strong winds keeping the sailing competitive. The second race was to be helmed by ladies only, BMT/Oceanco’s boat were proud victors with Rosie Geyman at the wheel.
Well done to all that took part, the BMT/Oceanco boat were extremely pleased to take the trophy home with SYC coming in a very close 2nd and Nobiskrug 3rd. BMT and Oceanco are ready to compete again next year!
If this sounds fun and you would like to partake please contact Ken Hickling - firstname.lastname@example.org