Hotly contested industry race

Yachting Monthly’s senior sales executive, Tom Stevens, skippered a mixed team of experienced yachtsmen and novices to second place in the Marine Industry Regatta on the Solent yesterday.

With Tom were Richard Thoroughgood from Momentum Sails, PBO journalist Ben Meakins, and a team of enthusiastic learners from YM’s advertising department: John Gaylard, advertising manager, Nicole Ivaschenko and Polly Wheldon on John’s sales team and Claire Thompson, marketing executive.

They were sailing a Jeanneau Sunfast 37 in an 11-strong fleet of Sunsail charter yachts.
The race was won by a boat sailed by a team from Plastimo and Barton.