Looking for a corporate sailing day? Check out the British Heart Foundation's charity event 29/1/07

If you’re looking for a corporate/teambuilding sailing event that will also provide benefit for a leading charity, it might be worth considering the Hearts First, Port Solent Team Sailing Challenge 2007.

Last year’s inaugural event in aid of the British Heart Foundation was a huge success and it’s predicted that this year’s event to be held on from Port Solent in Portsmouth on Tuesday 2 October using 25 of Sunsail’s fleet of Sunfast 37 will be a sell-out.

Chatting to yachtingworld.com about the British Heart Foundation’s involvement with sailing, Emma Cross – regional events manager for the British Heart Foundation east region – said: “Last year was the first time the BHF had run a sailing event as a regional event and it was a great success. We sold it as a unique team-building experience or corporate entertainment so we had a range of people who brought their clients along. We raised between £8,000 to £10,000 and hopefully we are looking at doubling that for this year. Our target is to double it every year. And the good thing is that 80p in every £1 raised goes to the charity.”

So, if you are keen on the idea of a getting a team together for a day’s racing on the Solent and raising funds for the British Heart Foundation at the same time, it’s worth signing up early. The entry fee for a team of six is £1,500 per team (£250 per head) includes yacht charter, Sunsail skipper, wet weather gear, lunch on board, afternoon tea, gala dinner, extra VIP place for gala dinner, and a donation to the British Heart Foundation.

For more information including how to enter click here or e-mail Emma Cross on crosse@bhf.org.uk or call 01892 893 916.

To hear what some of last year’s corporate sailors had to say about their day on the water with the British Heart Foundation see the Corporate Sailing feature in the latest (February) issue of Yachting World. To subscribe click here.