Birketts Decanter sailing event 2014

Published: 29/09/2014

On Thursday 25 September 2014, we ran our annual Birketts Decanter sailing event, primarily aimed at guests from the shipping and logistics industry. This event is held at Royal Harwich Yacht Club in Ajaxes (23ft three person keelboats). The owners of the Ajax fleet donate the proceeds towards the Club’s junior and youth training programme and last year bought two new training optimists. You can see a photo of these optimists in action see here.

This year, we were lucky to have warm sunny weather with a good breeze from the west for six quick short races over two hours. Racing was close and places changed throughout, but despite the presence of insurers, claims handlers and shipping and employment lawyers there were no incidents, protests or injuries at work! The emphatic winner was Rob Cage from Travelers ably crewed by our own Graham Kershaw and Ajax owner John Williams. Most importantly however everyone came ashore exhilarated from two hours of hard sailing and a number of newcomers to sailing enjoyed helming their first races.

We hosted lunch for our guests, boat owners, and race management team, presented this year’s Decanter and sent everyone home – windswept, exhausted but happy!

We are always pleased to hear of clients who would be keen to participate in this event in the future. Please let us know.

To view the overall results please click here.

Annual Birketts Decanter sailing event

Birketts participants and guests

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