Faithful+Gould, the project and cost management consultant, has sailed to victory in this year’s The Royal Bank of Scotland Thames Valley property professionals’ sailing regatta. The company’s crew triumphed over 21 other boats to take the accolade.
The 2004 challenge saw contenders racing 37ft Sunfast yachts in the Solent off Portsmouth with the winner being decided over three events. The Faithful+Gould crew won two races and came second in the third, placing it ahead on overall points.
The Royal Bank of Scotland Thames Valley property professionals’ regatta has become a hotly contested annual event, with crews including both experienced and novice yachtsmen. The event was preceded by a celebratory dinner on the gun-deck of the historic ship HMS Warrior, moored in Portsmouth harbour, with an after dinner speech by BT round the world challenge skipper Simon Walker.
The winning crew comprised Mike Rutherford, Matthew Goodwin, Alan Walker and Mark Bugler from Faithful+Gould, together with Peter Harling of Energy Services and Mark Jackson of The Royal Bank of Scotland. The yacht was skippered by Mike Steele of Sunsail.