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14 November 2013

Wight Vodka’s Favourite Yachting Bar Competition is open!

London, England

It’s time again for Wight Vodka’s Favourite Yachting Bar competition to get underway! Now in its fifth year running, we’re expecting the competition to be tighter than ever. So far, you have voted the Peter Café Sport in the Azores as the World’s Favourite in 2009, the Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke in the BVI as the winner in 2010, IYAC in Newport, Rhode Island as the Favourite in 2011 and the Sint Maarten Yacht Club in 2012.

It’s time to put some thoughts together and enter your submission today on the scuttlebutteurope.com/sailors-bars.html website. As in addition to being recognized by the world’s yachting community, the winning bar receives a trophy, a prized bottle of Wight Vodka and the coveted Wight Vodka regatta caps to celebrate their win.

Dan Hiza, the entrepreneur behind 50° North and Wight Vodka, said “Although I love the adrenaline rush of a highly competitive regatta, this is by far my favourite contest of the year. Just as we’re pulling our boats for the winter (at least in the Northern hemisphere) the Favourite Yachting Bar competition gets underway to provide some entertainment. We love judging the submissions; and the quality of the written entries helps us narrow the field. Our favourite comments over the years include:”

“This place is known as the drinking bar with a yachting problem.”

“I perfected the art of taking upside-down Wight Vodka shots there.”

“Oh…it’s where I met both my husbands.”

If through your foggiest of memories you can spin a great tale of your favourite bar, please enter your submission now.  The submission deadline is Monday December 2nd. It is encouraged that you pontificate on the reasons for your love affair, including commentary on the atmosphere, the people, the food, and of course the drink.  Poetic license is appreciated!

Dan continues, “From all of the submissions, we then choose the top 10 bars which are put forward for the online voting from Saturday the 7th December to Friday the 27th December.  We announce the winner on the 31st December and similar to years past, the Wight Vodka crew calls each of the winning bars on New Year’s Eve to congratulate them!  It’s quite a fun occasion to ring in the New Year, and may the best bar win!”

About Scuttlebutt Europe

Scuttlebutt Europe is the definitive marketing and news channel for the world’s yachting fraternity.  Providing daily updates on regattas and results both online and direct to your email, if you would like to receive Scuttlebutt Europe’s news feed please see their website on www.scuttlebutteurope.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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