Creative Solutions Launch The Solwey Challenge


Yachting Challenge Ahead for Marine Defence and Ocean Technology Companies

Brand new yachting event, The Solwey Challenge, has been launched for 2009.  Taking place over 3 days, 2nd – 4th July, the event, has been devised for the Marine Defence and Ocean Technology Industry and will link two of the south coasts most prestigious sailing waters.

Starting in the Solent – the worlds most famous sailing region and ending in Weymouth Bay – the sailing venue of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The main event takes place over the first two days with a long distance race on the first day followed by three short races in Weymouth Bay on the second day, then either free sail back to the Solent or stick around Weymouth & Portland for the third day taking in either sailing lessons, sea kayaking, spa treatments or even a heritage talk & tour.

Portland based event organisers Creative Solutions Managing Director Roy Griffiths said ‘With the ever increasing focus on Weymouth & Portland as the sailing venue for The Games in 2012, coupled with the areas former connection with the Marine Defence and Ocean Technology Industry, we felt the timing was right to launch this event. The programme of activities being planned will not only create a very memorable event but allow us to build on it year on year.”

Simon Coates, Challenge Manager, has been involved in most of the well known industry regattas and is really looking forward to the brand new ‘Solwey Challenge’  “This event combines the best elements of both the Solent and Weymouth. I foresee it becoming one of the most memorable and groundbreaking yachting events on the sailing calendar” he says.

Britannia Corporate Events have been appointed as Charter Partners “Britannia are delighted to be partners in this new and most exciting event, in its formation and build up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We will be providing the Solwey Challenge entrants with a skipper and mate in one of our race prepared Beneteau First 40.7’s which are ideal for this type of racing being fast and accommodating for up to eight guests” says Simon Boulding, Marketing Director of Britannia Corporate Events

To check out the full Solwey Challenge itinerary and details visit