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3 August 2011

Ramsgate Week Winners Celebrate with Wight Vodka

Ramsgate, England

It was another fabulous week of racing and partying in Ramsgate, with Wight Vodka cocktail receptions being enjoyed by all. 

Royal Temple Yacht Club, organiser of this year’s Ramsgate Week, enthused “The skippers, crews and friends all love participating in Ramsgate Week.  This year, we held three coastal races including the great ‘Round the Goodwins’ classic race, followed by the IRC East Coast Championship.  Everyone loved the Wight Vodka cocktail receptions, and the Wight Vodka regatta caps for the winning crews kept everyone’s competitive spirits high.  We are glad to have the support of Ritu and the 50° North crew, as Wight Vodka just adds so much to the atmosphere.”

This year’s regatta saw highly tactical racing throughout the week, with the weather being rather kind to the sailors on most days.  In the end, those skippers and crews who won their classes and their trophies will no doubt be back next year to contest their victories!

IRC East Coast Championship Overall – Richard Matthews Humphrey’s 54 Oystercatcher

Class 1 IRC – Richard Matthews Humphrey’s 54 Oystercatcher

Class 2 IRC – Richard Sparrow’s J92 Who’s To No

Class 5 Cruiser – Frank Curtis & Carole Pickett’s J95 Just Is

Class 6 Cruiser – Mike & Andy Ward’s First 31.7 Toucan

Class 7 Cruiser – Martin Moorhead’s First 30.5 Scherzo

Ritu Manocha, owner of Wight Vodka, commented: ”Working with Paul Woodward and the organizers of Ramsgate Week is a joy.  For those who have not been, I also have to say that the Royal Temple Yacht Club is beautiful.  Recently refurbished with a great view out over the water, it’s the perfect bar to sip Wight Vodka cocktails and talk to friends about the day’s racing.  We’re looking forward to the next Ramsgate Week!”

 About Ramsgate Week

Ramsgate Week is the Royal Temple Yacht Club’s annual regatta, and is widely recognized as the UK’s friendliest regatta.  The social events in the yacht clubs new bar are enjoyed by all, and the racing on the waters off Ramsgate is superior.  To find out more information on Ramsgate Week and enter your yacht into 2012’s regatta, please visit www.ramsgateweek.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 connoisseur, and the company welcomes your joining a unique and elite class.  www.wightvodka.com.  Tack & Gybe Responsibly.

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