Two luxury tall ships are available for exclusive charters during Cowes Week 2009. Tall ship specialist Red Sky Sailing is offering the ships ‘Atlantis’ and ‘J.R. Tolkien’ for day sails and evening receptions to enjoy the enthralling racing and sophisticated ambience of the regatta.
And as hospitality budgets get tighter, Red Sky Sailing has pulled out all the stops to reduce the prices of their exclusive charters without reducing the quality of their programme. Rates have been re-negotiated with all suppliers to ensure the lowest possible prices for 2009.
With 1,000 boats and 8,500 competitors taking part in 40 races each day Cowes Week is the largest regatta of its kind in the world. The racing attracts a diversity of competitors with teams of world class professionals through to local weekend sailors. But it is not just about racing – annually over 100,000 spectators come to watch the sailing and soak up the unique atmosphere and live entertainment ashore.
This year’s events takes places from 1st to 8th August and Red Sky Sailing is offering a full programme of corporate entertaining. The two ships are suitable for exclusive charters of groups from 20 to 140 guests and both have large interior saloons, well-stocked bars and great outside deck areas that can be covered with awnings. With embarkation at Portsmouth or Southampton the programme includes day sails to watch the yacht racing, evening sails or quayside parties. Guests are also welcome to get involved in sailing the ship. Prices start at £180 per person (+ VAT) for a day sail and £145 per person (+ VAT) for an evening, based on 140 guests. Prices include full catering and bar package, harbour fees, mooring and pilot dues. Options are available for additional entertainment on board including live bands, entertainers, RIB rides (rigid inflatable boat), branded clothing and corporate ship branding.
Both the ‘Atlantis’ and ‘J.R. Tolkien’ are also available to charter for the famous Cowes Week fireworks display on Friday 7th August. This annual spectacular sees a myriad of vessels on the water at Cowes and thousands of people watching from the shoreline as a volley of fireworks are reflected on the Solent creating an exceptional son et lumiére.
The tall ship ‘J.R. Tolkien’ is also available to smaller groups on a shared-ship basis for a day sail on Tuesday 4th August. At £255 per person (+ VAT) the package includes breakfast, champagne reception, luxury buffet lunch, afternoon tea, bar package, official Cowes Week brochures and a race commentator to mingle with the guests and explain what is happening on the water.
Public spectator days are available on the tall ship ‘J.R. Tolkien’ on 1st, 2nd and 8th August at £149 per person, including lunch and afternoon tea.