MEANT FOR ENTREPRENEURS
October 2003 Company in Blue organised in Athens, the
first edition of the Young European Entrepreneurs Regatta
and Conferences, later followed by Napels in October
2004 and Athens in 2005 again.
Its idea is to introduce the concept of 'Fun Regatta'
to young entrepreneurs and managers. This concept means
that competitors do not focus as much on the result
as on the pleasure of participating the regatta and
learning out of it. Each participant is invited to set
up a team, made out of colleagues and/or like minded
friends. Each yacht takes an average of 6 participants.
Company in Blue does not have the intention to attract
experienced skippers but rather amateur sailors and
non-sailors. On request, local skippers can be hired
with a yacht. All yachts are monotype (Océanis
423, Elan 45) without spinnaker, as to guarantee equal
chances to each participant. A strong accent is put
on conviviality, acquiring sailing experience, relaxing,
developing one's organisational and team-building skills
…. and last but not least, networking. Every stretch
(average 15 miles a day) is to be followed by a seminar
or a lecture, a cocktail, a price giving ceremony and
a barbecue or dinner.
Participants should have a strong interest in entrepeneurial
activities, with a sound ambition to develop their knowledge,
their experience, their business and their network.
WHO IS PARTICIPATING ?
Most participants of previous editions have their own
business (55%), others are employees on managerial level
Average age is 38, the youngest being 24, the eldest
being over 50. We have a majority of men, with an increasing
number of female participants (over 20%). Most participants
are coming from Belgium (92%) although, in 2005, efforts
will be undertaken to attract French and Dutch entrepreneurs,
but being also open to all non-European entrepreneurs.
Company in Blue is a Belgian company established in
Brussels. For more than 10 years now, she has been active
in yacht charter. She has been arranging sailing and
motor yacht charters in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean
and the Indian Ocean for both corporate and special
Company in Blue include an official travel agency and
tour operator (licence A 5498), offering a fully integrated
incentive travel and nautical events production.
Since the very first edition, the YEE Regatta and Conferences
has been organised in conjunction with Virgin Express, later with its mother company SN Brussels Airlines.
The choice of this partner is not just a coincidence:
we like to offer «real cost» services, just
like the air carrier does. The participants that we are willing
to attract to the YEE Regatta & Conferences are
business people who appreciate the dynamic approach
and the economically sound services offered by this
air carrier. The participation fee for the regatta is
only 990 euro per person, VAT not included. This price
is based on 6 or 8 passengers per yacht (+ eventual skipper)
and includes the entire programme, from the air transportation
to the nautical part, with several cocktails and meals
and all insurances.
The YEE Regatta and Conferences' maximum number of participating
yachts is 15.
TIME LIMIT FOR REGISTRATION
Seats on our scheduled
flights and yachts have been booked. Therefore it is
important to register on short notice to enable us to
guarantee our services at advantageous prices.
For this reason, we would ask you to confirm your participation
before 30th. May 2009. Together with the registration
form, we expect payment of 3 times 990 € as a down
payment. Balance is payable 1 month before the event.
From 1st June on, we feel free to adapt the registration
Company in Blue offers sponsors diverse opportunities
to associate with the YEE Regatta and Conferences: these
opportunities start from traditional material or financial
support against corporate visibility, but may range as
far as the organisation of a product presentation or a
short lecture, interviews, etc.
We will also offer our full support to help complete small
teams, introduce the YEE Regatta and Conferences to your
company, add a specific programme before or after the
Regatta, adapt ways of financing and invoicing the costs
for establishing any partnership or participate the event.
A professional photographer joins the event and delivers
high quality pictures for corporate identity, for press
files, and for the organisors use.
To learn about our sponsoring and partnership programmes,
open or download the Sponsor's file below. Adobe Acrobat
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