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Little Britain Challenge Cup sailing regatta raises £100,000 for charity

The annual Little Britain Challenge Cup regatta in the Solent was blessed once again with great winds and sunshine to guarantee three days of competitive racing, networking and entertainment.

Around 90 yachts and over 1,000 crew members from consultants, contractors and clients across the construction industry took part in the event last weekend in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Specialist subcontractor Stone and Ceramic Warehouse finally claimed the regatta top spot after two consecutive years of second place having dominated the Class 3 Racing fleet with five wins.

Second place went to Shepherd Construction followed by Gratte Brothers in third place after both boats battled it out in the Class 4 fleet.

Capita Symonds’ boat (pictured), skippered as always by managing director Jonathan Goring and with NCE editor Antony Oliver in the crew, finished tenth overall but did return home with silverware after winning the extremely competitive Class 1 Racing fleet over the five race series.

The event expects to have raised close to £100,000 for a number of sailing related youth development charities.

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