A charity sailing day raised £33,300 for the Family Holiday Association, outstripping last year’s total of £19,600.
The money raised will help struggling families take a break – anything from a day out to a few days in a caravan by the British seaside.
This year’s event at Port Solent, Portsmouth, organised by Tui Group sailing holiday brand Sunsail, saw 19 teams race for the right to take home the FHA’s sailing champions’ trophy.
Tui Group chief executive and FHA president, Peter Long (pictured), said: “All the money raised at this event will help struggling families across the country to have a much deserved break away from home.
“We all understand the importance of time together, as a family, away from the stresses of everyday life.
“I am delighted that we have had such tremendous support from everyone and I would like to thank all who took part for helping make a difference.”
FHA charity director, John McDonald, added: “It was brilliant to see so many teams taking part at our charity event this year.
“Without the hard work and dedication of everyone involved, an event of this size would not have been possible.
“It was a great day and the funds raised will really help us to make a significant difference to the lives of over 3,000 families in the UK this year.”
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