Monday 3rd December 2018

Heres something we doubt you have seen before! We are delighted to inform you that EXCESS catamarans are setting off on an ambitious project which, as far as we know, has never been carried out in the nautical world before: a general public competition with a boat to win!

The game, similar to virtual regatta challenges, will take place as a virtual sailing record, single-handed or in 4 people crews, with three prizes to win:

  •  A catamaran worth 300,000 euros to win among all the finishers of the solo category!
  •  A catamaran rental for one week, to win in the team category.
  • One week's cabin cruise to be won among all the contestants.

Everyone has a chance of winning the catamaran! The winner will be drawn out, but the record results will help increase the chances of winning the Challenge

What is EXCESS Challenge?

The EXCESS team provides the opportunity of taking part in a virtual regatta, single-handed or in 4 people crews, on board an EXCESS catamaran and challenges you to a virtual route perfect for entertainment as competition. The bold brand won't hold back on moderation as you could win a real catamaran worth €300,000.

Embrace the record

Set sail from Barcelona and attempt to win the record by taking real time weather conditions into consideration. The course will take you to Cannes via Menorca sailing by the north of Sardinia. Like in all great sailing records, you must choose the right weather window.

How to register?

Registrations to this record are opening at the Paris boat show. Game terminals will be set up in the entrance of Hall 1 and everyone can fill in the registration form online by clicking https://excess-catamarans.com/challenge from 8th December 2018 onwards! The game will last until the end of August 2019. There will be a small charge for registering at the Paris and Dusseldorf shows and the game will start after the Duseldorf show ends in January.



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We moved our boat (a Beneteau First 27.7) from her mooring on the Menai strait to Gosport only to find another First - the 31.7 AVIVA - for sale by Sea Ventures from Hamble point. I met Tim Harley in the boathouse cafe Gosport marina when he took a look at our boat, pronounced her fit for part exchange and then, seemingly in a trice, I’d fallen for AVIVA and the deal was on. As such things go (and I’ve been involved in a few) this was a smooth and pleasant process... we agreed price, took the boat around to the Hamble, moved all our possessions from boat to boat and within a couple of weeks were sailing back to Gosport in our new pride and joy. In all of this Sea Ventures (represented by Tim) were a model of courteous efficiency...being businesslike, in my opinion, is about being relaxed but firm, doing what’s promised, hitting deadlines and being friendly and pleasant to boot. Tim was all of these and more. Recommending Sea Ventures is therefore no problem for me (even though we bought a Beneteau from a Jeanneau agent...!)
- Dave K (Beneteau First 31.7)

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