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News - 21/08/17

Property sailing event Little Britain comes to Shepards

The Little Britain Challenge Cup (LBCC), the construction and property industry’s number one sporting and social calendar event will bring hundreds of people to Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes to sail, network and fund-raise on 15th and 16th September. Little Britain regularly attracts project teams celebrating success and companies looking to team-build and entertain key clients whilst helping to raise thousands of pounds for charities. 

2017 marks Little Britain’s 30th anniversary, and the LBCC regatta is all set to celebrate with a new venue, great food and entertainment, and top sailing. 

This year, LBCC has moved to a new location in Cowes at Shepards Wharf Marina and The Sugar Store, a fabulous regatta venue with excellent facilities and great views of the River Medina and Solent. Two days of LBCC on-the-water action will be organised by the Island Sailing Club, providing a bespoke racing schedule designed to suit beginners and experts, racers and cruisers. In addition, the fantastic world chefs from Nomad Cowes will cook up a storm for competitors on Friday and Saturday evening with delicious food from around the globe.

David Kong, LBCC Chairman and Marketing Director of Domus, said: “We’re all set to have a fabulous regatta and celebrate our 30th birthday with over 600 industry guests and over 50 boats racing. Everyone loves the changes we’re making. We are so pleased to have Shepards Wharf Marina, The Sugar Store bar, the Island Sailing Club and the chefs from Nomad on board. It’s going to be a great event.”

Manager at Shepards Wharf Marina, Jock Rafferty, added: “We are proud to be hosting Little Britain and hope that all those taking part enjoy a memorable shoreside experience. This is just the beginning for Little Britain at Shepards and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with the LBCC team as we continue to build on and develop the event’s already strong foundations.”

The list of entries for LBCC 2017 reads like a who’s who of the construction sector, with companies signed up including Lendlease, MLM and HB Reavis and many more returning again to race, as well as Grimshaw Architects and Maitland Chambers joining the event as first timers.

Little Britain’s mission is simple, to bring together people from the industry, go sailing and raise as much money as possible for worthy causes. Thanks to the industry’s passion for sailing and the generosity of competing crews and supporting sponsors, LBCC has raised over £1.25 million for charities since the inaugural regatta 30 years ago. In 2017, LBCC will be fund-raising for the 1851 Trust, the Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust, and the Cirdan Sailing Trust.

Take part in LBCC
Late entries are accepted.
View entry brochure
View list of entries
View race documents

Navigational information
Please familiarise yourself with the current Cowes Local Notices to Mariners.

How to follow LBCC
Event website: www.littlebritain.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LittleBritainChallengeCup
Twitter: twitter.com/LBCC_sailing #LittleBritain30

1851 Trust
Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust
Cirdan Sailing Trust

Chicks with Bricks
Sunsail Events
Knight Build

Visit the Little Britain Challenge Cup website for more information.


Little Britain 2017 at Shepards Wharf Marina

Notes to Editors

Shepards Wharf Marina
Shepards Wharf Marina is one of Cowes Harbour’s main marina facilities offering a full range of services and amenities suitable for yacht racing events, rallies, and catering also to the cruising sailor and powerboater. The family-friendly marina has capacity for 130 visiting boats, 40 resident berth holders, and specialises in providing dry sailing packages for day class yachts, RIBs, motorboats and trailered keelboats.

The Sugar Store Events Centre at the Marina benefits from a prime waterfront location, and has added considerably to the Shepards Wharf offer. The venue offers contemporary facilities for up to 400 people, with a bar and stage, and media facilities.

Little Britain Challenge Cup
The property and construction industry’s No.1 sailing regatta is bringing together hundreds of people from the industry to sail, network and fund-raise. Little Britain attracts project teams celebrating success and companies looking to team-build and entertain key clients.

Top photo: Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes, new host for the Little Britain Challenge Cup.