The Island's Regatta 2016

The Brief

The Islands’ Regatta Maritime Celebration

Isles of Scilly 26th to 29th August 2016

Celebration of the rich maritime history on Scilly over the August Bank Holiday weekend, including shoreside entertainment, parade of sail, round the islands race, tour of a Royal Navy Frigate and Red Arrows air display.

Development of a new annual Maritime Festival for the Isles of Scilly.  A sailing event, the first of which would take place in 2016, based mainly on St Mary’s, starting small in its infancy, but with the aim of incorporating all of the islands as the festival develops and grows year on year.

Perfect Events Group was responsible for producing a Maritime Festival Proposal for the Islands’ Partnership, presenting four different event options, outlining requirements, producing an indicative budget, highlighting potential benefits and risk implications.

Event delivery support included:

Event planning

Event safety planning


Production of sponsorship packages

Vessel invitations and liaison

Management of departure evening for vessels leaving Falmouth

The Results

The inaugural Islands’ Regatta took place from 26-29 August 2016

  • 24 traditional vessels and classic yachts took part
  • 4,000 additional visitors
  • £1m spend
  • Extensive media coverage