Friday 17th May 2013
15.00 Manches Cup 2013 Regatta Desk opens in the Britannia offices, Port Hamble Marina
Crew members can either travel to Hamble on the Friday or can arrive early on the morning of Saturday 18th May.
16.00 Yachts available for collection.
19.00 Informal evening programme - Boomerangs Bar and Restaurant is available to all and has a late license until midnight. Tables are available for bookings at Boomerangs, or you can eat in one of the many other restaurants in Hamble and finish the night off with a nightcap at Boomerangs.
21.00 Manches Cup 2012 Regatta Desk closes
Saturday 18th May 2013
08.00 Manches Cup 2013 Regatta Desk opens in the Britannia offices, Port Hamble Marina.
09.00 Skippers briefing, Port Hamble Marina.
Saturday morning is reserved for sail training and familiarisation with your skipper and yacht.
Those people arriving on the Saturday morning should aim to arrive in Hamble by 09.00.
12.00 Race one starts, under instruction from the Britannia Corporate Events race committee.
Racea two and three start ASAP after the finish of the preceeding race.
17.00 Yachts moor in Cowes Yacht Haven in preparation for the evening party being held in the Cowes Event Centre. Full shower and changing facilities are available for crew members in the Yacht Haven.
19.00 The Cowes Event Centre opens for the regatta party (ticket only - please contact the Regatta Manager for details). The 2013 party will be themed as the Manches Cup Festival. Fancy dress is optional, but encouraged!
20.00 Regatta dinner is served.
21.30 Live music
01.00 Manches Cup 2013 Festival Party finishes, (subject to approval of late license.)Image courtesy of Paul Wyeth Marine Photography
Sunday 19th May 2013
08.00 Breakfast is served in the Cowes Events Centre (ticket only - please contact Regatta Manager for details).
10.00 Race four starts, under instruction from the Britannia Corporate Events race committee.
12.30 All yachts return to Yacht Haven for prize giving.
13.00 Manches Cup prize giving ceremony is held in the Cowes Event Centre.
After prize giving crews leave at leisure for free sailing back to Hamble and departure.