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Pantaenius UK partnership with Wetwheels - Solent Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Published on: 23 June 2022


The Wetwheels Foundation proudly announces that leading yacht and motorboat insurer Pantaenius UK is the supporting partner for The Wetwheels Foundation, as part of celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Cowes on Saturday 6 August 2022.

Pantaenius UK will be supporting Wetwheels across a range of activities on the day, including an extra special Fleet Review of boats attending from across the UK and the globe, and a celebration lunch at Cowes Yacht Haven.

The spectacular showcase of the Solent’s boating community and historic ships will set sail on the waters off the Isle of Wight in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Royal Jubilee event will feature more than 400 boats from sailing clubs and organisations in the Solent region which will be reviewed by VIPs in a motor-past, before racing off Bramble Bank. The line-up of historic ships will include four Dunkirk Little Ships - Tahilla, Papillon, Maimonide and Naiad Errant; two historic yachts - Gipsy Moth IV and Suhaili, and two sail training vessels - Scaramouche and Challenger 72 - 22m. These will be moored off The Green at Cowes. Among the highlights will be Dragon ‘Bluebottle’ which was presented to The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as a wedding present by The Island Sailing Club. It has been restored and will have been racing throughout Cowes Week.

Neil Wilson, Chief Executive of The Wetwheels Foundation, commented: “Building on our wonderful partnership with Pantaenius UK, this once in a lifetime occasion will be something unique to share and experience. Thank you to the team for being part of this special event for Wetwheels, celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s magnificent 70 years as head of state.”

Mike Wimbridge, Managing Director of Pantaenius UK said: “Access to boating should be available to all, and to that end, we are pleased to be a long-term partner of Wetwheels Foundation. Supporting the Solent Platinum Jubilee Celebration, and seeing the fleet together will be a spectacle, and we are looking forward to the event.”