TRC Racing RegattaThe Travel Retail Consortium held its annual customer event at the Botley Park Hotel in Southampton  on 5 & 6 June with the Saturday activity at Gunwharf Quays.

An exciting sailing itinerary co-ordinated by Simon Hedley of Solent Events, awaited the members of the Travel Retail Consortium  and their guests and partners.

Eight teams took to the waters in the Sunsail yachts, sporting TRC caps in team colours.

It was a beautifully sunny but windy day on the Solent and the teams faced tough but highly enjoyable conditions whilst they raced towards the Isle of Wight and learnt how to manage the stunning yachts.

On returning to the hotel slightly battered and bruised, our sailors enjoyed a Gala Dinner in the Fair Oak Suite.  Trophies were presented to the first 3 teams in the Racing Regatta with photos of the day being shown on a back drop.

The amazing photographs were taken by Paul Wyeth Marine Photography.  Paul specializes in photographing marine products and sporting events with an emphasis on getting right to the heart of the action.  Delivering creative images for a wide range of clients,  Paul’s work is featured in marine and lifestyle publications in the UK and overseas, some of which can be viewed at