Model boats, boat building, pirates, rum and treasure!
12noon – 3pm
On by the Ornamental Pond (Building 2000)
Introducing the Lakeside Regatta, it’s time to sharpen up your sailing skills by taking part in our model boat racing competition and other exciting water themed activities!
As part of our regatta we will be running three boat races for teams of occupiers to navigate electronically controlled model boats around the ornamental pond with a prize for the winner of each race. There will be three races at 12.30pm / 1pm and 1.30pm. Book your boat race place.
There’ll also be a model boat display, courtesy of the Eastleigh & District Model Boat Club with members of the club on hand to show off their replica warships, ferries, lifeboats and other craft.
As part of our regatta we will be hosting a treasure hunt, with clues hidden around the site and a prize at the end for the winning team. You can join as an individual or in a team of up to four. Book your team into the treasure hunt.
Along with the treasure there’ll be a pirate fancy dress competition, with a suitable pirate prize and a free soft drink for anyone who joins in.
We will also be joined by The Portsmouth Distillery who will be offering samples of their award winning local rum (or gin).
And if that wasn’t enough to look forward to, we are running a boatbuilding competition. Ten companies will have the opportunity to build and customise their own boat. They will set out to sail on the pond and see if their boat floats! Please email the helpdesk if you would like to take part in the boat building competition (we have ten remote control boat kits), you will need to build the boat and customise with your logo/colours to then take part in the final race which will take place at 2pm.
Please note this event is for occupiers and employees who work at Lakeside.
Book your boat race place here.
Book your team into the treasure hunt here.
So don your deck shoes and jump on board, but not literally as we’ll be using model boats!