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Champagne Taittinger Prize Draw 2024

Friday 12th - Sunday 14th July 2024
Sponsored by Champagne Taittinger
in association with River Yar Boatyard, Wight Marine and Edelweiss & Gurgl


This year’s charity regatta prize draw by Champagne Taittinger has been elevated to new heights - quite literally!

In addition to the fabulous prize of a trio of Champagne Taittinger magnums, the lucky winner of this draw will also win a flight in the Taittinger hot air balloon with a Champagne picnic!
(Subject to the Terms & Conditions detailed below).


 To take part, simply purchase one of the coveted Champagne Taittinger RSYC Regatta caps over the regatta weekend for a minimum donation of £15.

Once again this year, the nominated charity will be the Wetwheels Foundation* for which almost £1,500 was raised last year to enable them to help disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages to access the water.

Don't forget, you’ll need to attend the prize giving on Sunday afternoon to claim your prize in person or the prize draw will be re-drawn!


The Champagne Taittinger Charity Prize Draw is subject to the Terms & Conditions below:

  • Caps are limited – this offer is available on a first come first served basis.
  • Only one cap purchase per person (minimum donation of £15 to go to the Wetwheels Foundation).
  • The cap purchase will give you entry into the prize draw (one entry per person).
  • You must be present at the prize draw on Sunday after racing to be a winner. If you are not present we will redraw.
  • Two prizes are available: 1x mixed case prize includes 1x 150cl bottle of Taittinger Brut Réserve NV, 1 x 150cl bottle of Taittinger Prestige Rosé NV and 1x 150cl bottle of Taittinger Brut Vintage 2015, plus 1x flight in the Taittinger hot air balloon for you + 2 guests – the separate T&Cs below apply for this.
  • Entrants must show proof that they are over 18 to enter.
Champagne Taittinger Hot Air Balloon Flight Terms and Conditions:-
  • The winner’s details will be communicated by Royal Solent Yacht Club to Hatch Mansfield and Phoenix Balloons to agree on a date.
  • Date for flight to be agreed in 2024 or 2025 flying seasons.
  • Flight will be an evening flight (c. 6pm meet) or morning (c. 6am meet).
  • Take off location for flight will be agreed between the winner and pilot.
  • Should the balloon flight not be possible on the agreed date due to weather, an alternative date will be mutually agreed.
  • If after 3 attempts we are unable to organise a flight due to inclement weather, a 12 bottle case of Champagne Taittinger Prestige Rosé will be substituted and sent to the winner.
  • Balloon prize includes balloon flight, flight certificate, picnic and glass of Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus NV.
  • The balloon carries 3 people and the pilot.
  • Winners to adhere to any conditions, rules and regulations set out by the balloon pilot, non-adherence will result in the flight being cancelled.
  • The Balloon pilot reserves the right to postpone a flight if he or she deems it unsuitable to fly at the agreed date/time/place.
  • You must not fly if you are suffering from any serious medical conditions or have recently undergone surgery unless you have a certificate of your fitness to fly from your doctor.
  • You must not fly if you are pregnant or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Insurance for Balloon trip included in prize.
  • Winner will be responsible for travel to and from the agreed balloon site.
  • Winners will be returned to balloon site after flight completed.
  • No cash alternatives will be offered to balloon trip.
  • Entry and Balloon trip draw is restricted to UK residents aged over 18 or over.


*It was originally planned to donate all the funds raised this year from the sale of the Taittinger RSYC Regatta caps to Sail Beyond, an epic circumnavigation of Great Britain this summer by two inspirational sailors,Talan Skeels-Piggins and Neil Baxter, to raise funds for the Disabled Sailors Association, Hilary’s Dream Trust and BLESMA. 

Sadly, at the end of June on the second day of the voyage, Neil fell onboard and badly broke his hip, so it has now been postponed until next summer and we'll therefore be supporting them and fundraising for their three designated charities during next year's regatta.
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