Setting Sail for Cowes Week
The Ignition crew took to the sea’s.
There's nothing quite like Cowes Week; the oldest and largest annual sailing regatta in the World. A few of Ignitions UK team took up the challenge as part of a team building event, with all but two having prior sailing experience.
After being introduced to their Sunsail Skipper and first mate, the team stowed their kit onboard the Sunsail Match First 40 Class yachts and left for the open water.
Our crew got the chance to familiarise themselves with the yacht and practice in the morning before the race began midday.
Their enthusiasm and skills were put to the test early on. With a near miss approaching the heavily congested start and ever changing racing conditions of England's famous Solent, the race had begun.
Although the team finished 17/18 within the Sunsail Match F40 with a time of 03:28:34, they were seconds away from their nearest competition and as you can see from the photos, the crew thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
To see how the crew compared to the rest of the field following this link: Sunsail Match F40