Can anyone sail in this thing?
You can expect most boats to be corporate sponsored boats from London City crewed by employees looking to do some team building. But donít let that put you off if you are an individual looking to take part. You can sign up and ask to join one of the boats or enter your own boat, but organizers will probably want a corporate name for your team. It is actually not a bad event for the average or the beginner sailor to partake because everything is organized for you, there a plenty of beginners and the racing is casually competitive.
If your company does not subsidize you the costs are expensive compared to other regattas. You will pay around 600 pounds each excluding flights. It is actually good value for a fully organized event as it covers the boats and support, race organization, crew shirts, hotel, most meals, most alcohol. There are certainly cheaper ways to sail but few events offer the complete organization of this one where you can concentrate on simply the offshore and on shore fun and not be too stressed about the organization required in a typical regatta.