Property consultants are last-minute sponsors of the sixth Challenge Transat yacht

Vail Williams, the commercial property consultants, are to sponsor a yacht in the forthcoming Challenge Transat 2002, due to set sail this Sunday (25th August 2002).

Operating across the UK, Vail Williams provides real estate solutions to occupiers of business space, landlords, investors, developers and government bodies. The company acquire and dispose of space, advise on rent reviews, lease renewals and ratings appeals, and also manage property, conduct research and manage building work.

Vail Williams is being skippered by 39-year-old David Melville, with 29-year-old Steven White as mate. One of the crew volunteers is Irene Spencer, who is a partner at the Southampton division of Vail Williams.

Ian Rudland, chief executive of Vail Williams, comments: “We’re delighted to take this opportunity and believe that in David Melville and his crew we have a team capable of winning the Challenge Transat race.”