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23 June 2011

Bembridge Sailing Club Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Wight Vodka

Bembridge, England

40 knot gusts kept the racing off shore to a minimum, but a fabulous time was had by Bembridge Sailing Club’s members this weekend, with Wight Vodka cocktails flowing strongly.

 Caroline Peel, Commodore of the Bembridge Sailing Club, said “Despite some tricky weather conditions, there were seven class races held over the weekend.  With strong south westerly winds, a number of races were held under the relative protection of St Helens Duver.  There was a fair share of capsizes, but overall the skippers and crews had a great time and the first in class winners deserve praise for triumphing in the tough conditions!” 

  1. Fast Handicap Class Winner – Martyn Davies
  2. Solent Scow Class Winner – James Wilson
  3. Illusions Class Winner – Mark Downer
  4. Darings Class Winner – Richard Acland
  5. Victory Class Winner – Mark Dennington
  6. Redwings Class Winner – Joe Robertson
  7. Bembridge One-Design Class Winner – D Orange

Caroline continued, “Sometimes the British weather gets the better of you.  However, when it came time to party, the atmosphere in the club was just amazing with so many members, friends and crew celebrating this well-known club’s 125th Anniversary.  It was great to have support of Ritu as well, as the Wight Vodka cocktails definitely helped us get the party going!”

Ritu Manocha, owner of the Wight Vodka brand, said:”It’s great to work with Caroline and the team in Bembridge.  The Bembridge Sailing Club has such a fantastic atmosphere, and now being an historic 125 years old, I’m just glad we could share in the fun and excitement of the celebration.  We’re looking forward to continuing our great relationship with the Bembridge Sailing Club!”

 About the Bembridge Sailing Club

The Bembridge Sailing Club is proud to be celebrating their 125th year anniversary in 2011.  The club’s busy social and racing calendar has events for members young and old, and for all levels of sailing skill.  The Bembridge Sailing Club welcomes new and visiting sailors to join them in the clubhouse, and for more information, please visit their website on www.bembridgesailingclub.org.

About 50° North

50° North are the creators of Wight Vodka.  The company’s spirit and enthusiasm for the ocean, coupled with the centuries-old regatta traditions of the Isle of Wight (and of course a full appreciation of superior vodka!) culminated in the creation of the world’s smoothest, 42% ABV potato-based vodka.  One sip of Wight Vodka will make a believer out of the most discerning connoisseur, and the company welcomes your joining a unique and elite class.  www.wightvodka.com.  Tack & Gybe Responsibly.


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