Sunsail revealed as the regatta’s main sponsor

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CITY-based sailing firm Sunsail has become the title sponsor of this year’s Portsmouth Regatta.

The spectacle will be taking place on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18.

There are 60 entrants signed up for the race, which is the largest regatta in the eastern Solent.

Alexis Eyre, is Sunsail’s UK marketing manager, and said the group hoped it could boost the number of new young sailors joining the sport.

She said: ‘We are thrilled to be title sponsor of this year’s regatta, and we’re certain it is going to be a great event.

‘Supporting sailing in the UK is very important to Sunsail and collaborating with the Regatta Committee is a fantastic way for us to encourage new and experienced sailors to get out on the water.

‘We can’t wait to join them throughout our UK summer events season and are certain that everyone taking part will have a fantastic time.’

Adrian Saunders, event organiser, said: ‘As part of the development for building the racing circuit in the Eastern Solent, the regatta team are extremely pleased to partner with Sunsail.’