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10 June 2010

Craig Burlton’s Gill Race Team Wins at the Sea View Yacht Club Wight Vodka SB3 Series

Seaview, Isle of Wight, England

The Sea View Yacht Club hosted the second round of the SB3 series over this weekend, which saw 22 teams take part in highly competitive racing on the water.  In the end, over the course of six races, it was Craig Burlton’s Gill Race Team which recorded the win.

 Andy Barrett, Club Secretary at the Sea View Yacht Club said, “We had perfect weather and increasing winds over this weekend, and the overall results showed how tight the racing had been with just seven points separating the first three boats.  Craig Burlton’s team won three of the six races which took them to first place overall; another fantastic result for Craig. The continued support of Wight Vodka for the SB3s was of course very welcomed by the teams, as they all want to take hold of the bottle of Wight and the custom Wight Vodka regatta caps!”

 The top three winning crews included:

1st       Craig Burlton’s Gill Race Team
2nd      Andrew Oddie’s In Your Pocket
3rd      Colin Simonds’ Doolalli

Ritu Manocha, Director at 50° North, the creators of Wight Vodka, is very enthusiastic about the continuing relationship with both the Sea View Yacht Club and the SB3 series.  “The SB3 fleet is going from strength-to-strength as seen with the impressive number of boats on the water in Seaview over the weekend.  The team at Wight Vodka is impressed with the intensity of the competitors where they go all out to win.  This is shaping up to be a great SB3 series!”

About the Sea View Yacht Club

The Sea View Yacht Club was established in 1893 and sailing has taken place off the clubhouse ever since.  The SVYC is unique in that they own a fleet of keel boats known as Mermaids, are home to a fleet of Seaview One Designs or SVODs founded in 1931 and now just under 200 in number, and have an active Handicap, Optimist and Cruiser class.  For more information on the Sea View Yacht Club, please visit www.svyc.co.uk; to hire the Mermaid fleet for the day please visit www.sail-mermaids.com

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 connoisseurs, and the company welcomes your joining a unique and elite class. 

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