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E-consultancy’s first Digital Sail Regatta took place last week, with seven yachts and one rib commandeered by some of the UK internet industry’s saltiest dogs.

Team E-consultancy

Conditions in The Solent were excellent for sailing and our teams undertook a safety briefing and practice session in the morning, followed by a swift lunch in Cowes, and then onto the main event in the afternoon: the race.

Yacht racing in The Solent

I’d like to be able to tell you that Team E-consultancy won but it didn’t. We came about fifth. A bit of a disgrace given that we were wearing appropriate hats at jaunty angles...

Lord Admiral Akram issues orders to sea rats

Our friends at Aqueduct bagged the trophy, kudos and glory. Not that we’re in any way bitter, but they had the best boat and Ellen Macarthur was at the helm, etc etc...

Team Aqueduct hard at work

Defeated Admiral Ashley Friedlein presents the trophy:

Ashley hands over the trophy

See all the pictures from the day via the Flickr slideshow.

Our thanks to all who participated in the event, the sponsors, the organisers and skilled crew, and the Gods of Weather.

Chris Lake

Published 7 July, 2008 by Chris Lake

Chris Lake is CEO at EmpiricalProof, and former Director of Content at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter, Google+ or connect via Linkedin.

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Comments (3)


Stephen Davies

Which one's Drama 2.0? I bet he was one taking the pictures. :-)

over 8 years ago

Chris Lake

Chris Lake, CEO at Empirical Proof

Nope, that was me, and despite rumours to the contrary Drama really isn't me ; )

Drama didn't turn up, being from over the pond and all. Maybe next year. He'll be the one in a balaclava.



over 8 years ago

Drama 2.0

Drama 2.0, Chief Connoisseur at The Drama 2.0 Show

I had hoped to attend the Digital Sail event but fortunately I was not kept away from the sea - I was yachting on the Pelorus with Roman.

over 8 years ago

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