The LCL North Sea Regatta again lived up to its promises: an adventurous day filled with sailing, nice people, interesting contacts and good food.
The day in Nieuwpoort started with a nice breakfast to cope with. And that was necessary, because the sailing initiation on the high seas was the real deal. "Lose some weight! Put on the genoa! Stay on course now! "We learned the language of real boatmen. We practiced rolling out the sails and tacking and were prepared for a real sailing race in the afternoon.
No fewer than 21 boats took up the challenge. Ideal for putting the lessons of the morning into practice. Each team, together with its own skipper, gave the best of themselves. On a sailboat you get to know each other quickly and good cooperation is also required. Winning is fun, but the sailing race itself is a unique experience in a beautiful setting. A few seals were ready to welcome us when we entered the harbor.
At the reception afterwards we were able to exchange our impressions and do some networking. Time to recover with a glass of bubbles and, for some, to receive trophies.
Trophies for winners and cheques for charity
LCL believes it is important to do business as well as to network with a heart for the environment and society. A good cause is therefore put in the spotlight at every Regatta.
The ‘Dorp Nr. 2 Queen Fabiola’ foundation was enormously grateful to receive two cheques of no less than 5000 euros. An amount of 4200 euros was collected thanks to all participating companies that sponsored a boat and LCL added another 800 euros. The Lions Club Antwerpen Centraal also showed its heart and donated the second check, worth 5000 euros.
After a strenuous day, all those present were invited to sit down for a barbecue to regain their strength. We ended with a drink at the bar, with the boats in the harbor and the sound of the seagulls in the background. Or how nice networking can be!
Thank you to all the partners who made this event possible: Cynerpro, Imtech, Citymesh, Huawei, Exclusive Networks, Domotion, First IT, Eurofiber, Proximus, ATS Group, Luminus, Axians, Securitas, Somati Systems and Uptime ICT. Without you this day would never have been such a success!