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Near perfect weather conditions with good winds and warm sunshine ensured that the 2001 Little Britain Challenge Cup sailing regatta in Cowes on the Isle of Wight was one of the best ever.

A record fleet of 220 yachts across eight different classes brought over 2,000 members of the construction industry together for some close racing on the water and excellent social events in the marina throughout the three day event.

Prize for top racing yacht after the three race regatta went to architect the Manser Practice in Menenes which dominated the Class 2 fleet. Top cruising boat was Chapman Taylor's Perseverance, narrowly pipping WS Atkins' boat Marinero which won its class. Highest placed structural engineer was WSP Group and the firm's second team also won the services engineer prize. Weeks Consulting was the top project manager. Symonds Group's flamboyant entry Minnie the Moocher (pictured) picked up the worst dressed boat on the water award. Full details of the event and results are at www. littlebritain. co. uk.

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