The ISS Regatta Results
BMT Nigel Gee competed in the International Superyacht Society (ISS) Regatta again this year fielding two entries with Dutch yacht builders Oceanco. Held on the 3rd – 5th of June the weekend offered opportunity to catch up with old and new faces whilst enjoying competitive yacht racing on the Solent.
Ten entries including BMT, Oceanco, Awlgrip, Redman Whitley Dixon, Nobiskrug, Magnus Marine and Dohle Yachts battled it out to take the ISS trophy home. Racing in a matching fleet of Fairview Sailings Beneteau Oceanis 37s, the event was held over two days, starting in Hamble with a stopover in Cowes.
Three races were held on the first day in light winds and greying skies, meaning those with novices in their crew had time to learn the ropes in relatively calm conditions. The second race renamed ‘The Pirates Race’ saw all participants in their best pirate gear and water balloons at the ready. Dohle Yachts pirate spirit was superb and they blagged first prize.
Saturday evening’s entertainment was held at UK Sailing Academy giving chance for all crews to socialise and compare notes on the day’s events.
The raffle held by SuperYacht Charities Foundation helped raise £363 for Sail4Cancer with Dohle Yachts kindly giving extra donations of £500 to Sail4Cancer and a further £500 to UKSA to support their work in Youth Development.
The second days racing was similar to the first, with three races held and light winds but this time joined by brilliant sunshine. The ladies race saw some competitive sailing with Julia Wardin of Oceanco crowned the victor.
Well done to all that took part, especially 1st place winner Nobiskrug, 2nd place Dohle Yachts and 3rd place Awlgrip teams. BMT/Oceanco yachts came 4th and 8th overall. We are looking forward to next year!