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1 March 2009

Sea View Yacht Club Regattas Supported by Wight Vodka

Seaview, Isle of Wight, England

The Sea View Yacht Club was established in 1893 where competitive racing has taken place on the waters off the clubhouse ever since. 2009’s regattas and social events bring a new partner onboard, as the club has entered into a relationship with the crew behind the exclusive Wight Vodka brand.

Colin Butler, the house manager at the prominent Sea View Yacht Club, commented, “Wight Vodka is a fabulous brand with solid ties to our yachting community. We’re proud to have entered into a long-term relationship with the team at 50° North, whereby the winning skippers and crews of a series of races will receive a Wight Vodka trophy, personalized cap and a signed bottle of Wight to enjoy with friends. This is very unique and will add to the positive atmosphere of our club.”

The main SVYC races that are sponsored by Wight Vodka include:

  • ISAF Match Racing on the 18th and 19th of April
  • The SB3 Regatta on the 6th and 7th June
  • The Services Cup on the 11th and 12th of July

Ritu Manocha, Director at 50° North, the creators of Wight Vodka, is excited about the relationship with the SVYC. ”We are very proud to have the Sea View Yacht Club pouring Wight Vodka as their premium spirit. We are developing a series of custom cocktails that members and visiting yachtsmen will thoroughly enjoy in the clubhouse. Furthermore, the awards ceremonies for the SVYC regattas will be very memorable as we’re developing very cool trophies for the winning boats. This will be a great season!”

Colin Butler commented a little about the spirit itself, “If you have not tried Wight Vodka, I highly recommend that you do. I was quite surprised as it is best enjoyed slowly over ice like a fine single malt.”

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 please visit the Sea View Yacht Club website.

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. Tack & Gybe Responsibly.

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