Digital Sail 2009

Event Details

July 1 2009 (9:00am – 5:30pm)
Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 day
$595.00 per attendee

Sorry, bookings for this event are now closed.


Digital Sail from Econsultancy is now in its second year following on from our successful regatta in 2008 with 8 boats and 65 crew for a glorious day on the Solent. The aims of Digital Sail aren't lofty — just to get together the key buyers, providers, movers and shakers of the digital marketing and e-commerce industries to have some fun and meet each other.

You can either sponsor a boat for the day and bring along up to 10 of you in the team or you can just book individual places and come along to network and join others in a mixed team. Alternatively, if you have your own boat (and can bring it to Portsmouth for the races) then you are welcome to bring it along too.

You can see the blog report and pictures from the 2008 event on this Econsultancy blog post.

Contact charliesalter AT if you have any queries or questions.


09:00 Arrival at Gunwharf Quay, Portsmouth. Breakfast of hot bacon rolls, pastries, tea and coffee.
10:00 After a safety briefing, all yachts will drop their lines and motor the short distance out into the Solent. The sails are then hoisted & the skipper encourages all crew to take part in sailing the yacht from helming, sail trimming, tacking & gibing. Crew are encouraged to rotate around the roles, finding naturally the position they enjoy. The yachts will then head over to moor up in Cowes for lunch.
12:30 – 14:30 Time to recharge those batteries with a 2 course lunch served ashore in Cowes with plenty of time for networking.
14:30 Time to re-board the yachts & put your new-found sailing skills to the test. After a spot of fine tuning & a pre-race pep talk from your skipper, yachts will enjoy a match racing regatta, using the elements and skills of all onboard.
17:30 Cocktails and networking in the bar on dry land.

Who should attend?

Anyone who fancies some sailing (beginners welcome!) and some informal networking with other senior professionals working in digital marketing or ecommerce.

Who came last time?

BT Head of Affiliates Sales Director Client Services Director
Debenhams Online Campaign Manager
EDF Energy Head of Acquisition
Euler Hermes UK Marketing Executive
Lipsy Project Manager Head of Marketing
Maximiles UK COO
Thetrainline Affiliate and Partnership Manager
BBC Magazines; BBC Worldwide Director
Doubleclick Sales Manager
Doubleclick Regional Sales manager
Lipsy Ltd Head of eCommerce
My Digital JAM Limited Founder
Net-a-porter VP Head of Ecommerce
Turner Broadcasting SVP
Vodafone Ltd Head of eCommerce
Zurich Financial Services Senior Marketing Executive
Abbey Senior Manager eMarketing
Aqueduct Digital Services Director
Aqueduct Client Services Director Head of Marketing and Operations
Folio Society Global Head of Online
Monsoon Accessorize Head of Website
Sky Television Online Community Product Manager
B&Q Customer Experience Manager
BAA Limited Head of E-Commerce
BSI Head of E-business
City Credit Capital Head of Internet & Marketing
Lloyds TSB International Senior Online Marketing Manager
MORE TH>N Head of eBusiness
Omniture SVP & General Manager
Omniture VP of Sales
Royal Mail Digital Operations Manager
Scotts of Stow Ltd Director of IT & E Business
New Star Asset Management Group Web Manager
B&Q Customer Experience
BT Head of Indirect Channels Sales
Clinique Internet Manager
E-consultancy Client Services Director
Essence Media Managing Partner
Essence Media Partner
Kuoni Travel ebusiness Director
Nokia Business Development Manager
The AA Ecommerce Marketing Manager


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Cost details

Each boat can be sponsored for £2,950 + VAT which includes:

  • One 40 ft yacht for the day
  • Ten places on the boat including lunch, tuition, racing fees, kit, awards and all drinks
  • All organised for you including invitations so you just have to invite your guests and then turn up
  • Drinks reception after the day's racing in Gun Wharf Quay
  • The chance to win the Regatta and get a shiny certificate for your board room wall


Contact Charlie Salter charlie.salter AT or 020 7269 1463 for details.
For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Mark Thompson at mark.thompson AT or 020 7269 1461.

Event Details

July 1 2009 (9:00am – 5:30pm)
Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 day
$595.00 per attendee

Sorry, bookings for this event are now closed.