This Year - Saturday, 23rd June 2018
Enter the Pursuit which takes yachts offshore from Plymouth Sound from a start line off the Hoe and back to the same line to finish - a 26 mile marathon - earn points from your sailed position.
Then there is the team event where 3 boats sail for the same charity - make up your team with friends and family. If you have difficulty assembling a team contact the organisers, they may be able to help.
Businesses are invited to enter the 341 Challenge for the Smeaton Trophy, where one boat sailing for one charity must have at least three members of staff from the same (trading) company aboard.
ALL yachts are automatically entered into the Individual event and may then decide, if they fulfil the entry criteria, to enter either the 341 Smeaton Trophy Challenge or the 3-boat Team event, but not both.
- Individual Event Prize Pot - £14,000
- Team Prize Pot - £2,600
- Special Prizes - £2,000
- Smeaton Trophy Challenge - £1,400
For the Individual event each yacht receives its prize money as a proportion of the prize money pot by aggregating its Sailed, Sponsorship and Early Entry Points.
The Smeaton Trophy prize money is similarly awarded.
Team Event - the three individual boat’s total points are aggregated and used to buy a proportion of the team prize pot!
The cheque for the prize money won is sent direct to your charity by our treasurer and gives an audit trail. To speed up this process please ensure charity contact details are correct and clear on the entry form. Post event, you can follow the distribution of the prize money by either looking at the In a Nutshell page or the Charities page.
Sponsorship – Please read carefully!
Sponsorship should be regarded as monies received from supporters in the period prior to the Pursuit, specifically to endorse the entry of a yacht in the event. In the case of charities it should not be accumulated monies received from various sources which would normally be regarded as income and running expenses. The organisers reserve the right on a random basis to seek proof of authenticity and source of sponsorship.
Remember: Minimum sponsorship is £100 but for late entries £150.
This year you should start raising sponsorship early - the more you raise the more it builds points to go towards your final prize money. Up-dating of sponsorship raised is done by entering it as you receive it on the sponsorship update page.
Remember: YOU are responsible for giving/sending your sponsorship monies and gift aid forms to your charity. Without them they can not recover any tax which has already been paid. Gift Aid can add substantially to the final amount the charity receives.
There is an option if you so choose to use the JUST GIVING website to accumulate sponsorship.