It’s back, and it’s better than ever! Wight Vodka’s Best Yachting Bar Competition is open for your votes, and they’re expecting another heated race! Previous winners of the award have been, Peter Café Sport in the Azores in 2009 and the Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke in the BVI in 2010. In addition to being recognised by the world’s yachting community, the bars received a trophy and prized bottle of wight vodka to celebrate their win.
Ritu Manocha, the entrepreneur behind 50° North and Wight Vodka, said “This contest is just too much fun! Our favourite job is reviewing all the comments we receive to choose the top ten bars. A few classics received over the years include ‘High spring tides actually flood the bar’ and ‘It was there that I was introduced to snorting Tequila,’ to ‘Its gehaktballen are the best you can get!’ and ‘Oh…it’s where I met both my husbands.”
The Panel of judges from Wight vodka, Seahorse magazine and Scuttlebutt Europe have chosen the 2011 top ten bars that have been put forward for the final vote. These top ten were chosen based both on the quality and passion of the submission, as well as the numbers of submissions received for a particular bar. This year’s shortlist includes; The Bitter End Yacht Club in the BVI, The Clubhouse Yacht Club in Breskens, Netherlands and The Dog Watch Café in Stonington, Connecticut, USA. A full list of the ten finalists can be seen at Scuttlebutt Europe.
Voting for the 2011 winner started on Saturday 10th December and is open until Tuesday 27th December. Voting this year is through the Scuttlebutt Europe website.
The winner will be announced on 31st December and, similar to years past, the crew from Wight Vodka will be placing calls to the winning bars on New Year’s Eve to congratulate them!
For more information please visit Wight Vodka.