Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Club Marine becomes the new sponsor for the CYCA’s Wednesday Twilight Series

by Jennifer Crooks

Club Marine has become the new naming rights sponsor of the longest running, largest midweek twilight series on Sydney Harbour conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.

The Club Marine sponsorship commences with the 2010/2011 season which starts on Wednesday 6 October 2010, and will continue up to and including the 2013/2014 season.

More than 100 yachts compete each week in the non-spinnaker, non-pointscore series, with great prizes to be won every week. The Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series comprises of 20 races commencing on 6 October and running until 30 March 2011.

Every Wednesday evening during daylight savings 1000 sailors will take to the water to participate in the Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series, taking advantage of the fun harbour racing which finishes at sunset, followed by a celebratory drink and a meal at the CYCA deck overlooking the floating marina.

Club Marine is a brand synonymous with the yachting industry and have been supporters of the CYCA’s Youth Sailing Academy since 2002 sponsoring an Elliott 6.0m yacht and the Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championships.

Commenting on the new sponsorship Commodore Garry Linacre said “I welcome the sponsorship support from Club Marine for one of our most popular summer sailing series. Thank you to Chief Executive Officer Greg Fisher and NSW State Manager Andrew O’Reilly for their support and generosity.”

In confirming the sponsorship agreement, Club Marine CEO Greg Fisher said the CYCA’s Wednesday Twilight Series embodies some of the best things about sailing. “The CYCA works long and hard to ensure the Wednesday Twilight Series always has the mix of fun and competitiveness just right and Club Marine is proud to stand behind an event that brings so many sailors together for such a good time.”