The inaugural CRASH Charity Sailing Cup took place on 9 June, 2016, in celebration of the charity's 20th anniversary.

Ten crews from industry organisations including Buildbase, Arcadis, Galliford Try and Bauder battled it out to be crowned champions. Setting out from Port Solent, each crew maneuvered a 40ft First Match yacht around Portsmouth’s historic coastline, under the expert guidance of Sunsail Skippers.

Following lunch, which was served on board, the excitement of the match racing began and resulted in RedSky IT being named the winners. Scotch Partners and Arcadis claimed second and third place respectively.

Drinks on the boardwalk and a charity auction with lots generously donated by Sunsail, Roux at Parliament Square, Imtech and NMBS / Makita preceded the awards ceremony.

CRASH fundraising and events manager Jenny Vaidya said: "This was a truly wonderful day. The sun shone, even the wind performed beautifully and an amazing £6,550 was raised for CRASH. Thank you so much to everyone who made it such a success and congratulations to our worthy winners."

CRASH chairman and Arcadis chief executive Alan Brookes said: "This was a great day for team building, networking and, most importantly, raising money for the CRASH Charity. I would encourage any construction or property company to take part next year."

The next CRASH Charity Sailing Cup will take place on 8 June, 2017. To reserve your boat, please contact Ms Vaidya on 020 8742 0717 or email