Please select your home edition
Edition
Sydney Harbour Boat Storage 728x90

Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race - Naming sponsor announced

by G2LHI Media on 13 Dec 2013
2013 Line Honours winner Southern Excellence II will be back for another shot at the race record in 2014 - Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race Gosford Sailing Club
For the 40th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race Mount Gay Rum has taken up the naming rights sponsorship, the Gosford Sailing Club is pleased to announce.

After brief negotiations between the club and brands management at Suntory Australia Ltd (distributors of Mount Gay Rum), it was agreed that the event and brand are a great match.

Mount Gay has a tradition of supporting yacht races and regattas all around the world and the red caps have long been a symbol of accomplishment in the sailing community.

The G2LHI Race has received great support over the years from a number of sponsors, but would seem more fitting than Mount Gay Rum.

2014 Race Director Geoff Jollow says that the Race Committee and GSC management are rapt over the new union, which is hoped to develop into a long term association.

'With the changes made last year to improve the event, we feel like we have a better product than in past years and the addition of Mount Gay as our major sponsor gives the race further stature'.

Meanwhile, early competitor interest for the 2014 race set to start in Broken Bay on April 5th suggests that the Lord Howe will again see strong competition from a quality fleet.

Jollow says that the club has received interests from many debutants as well as regular competitors this year, which is testimony to the changes made to the event in 2013.

Limited mooring numbers on the island will again restrict the race entry numbers and at this stage there are just a few who can be assured entry. Last year’s overall race winner Frantic is eligible for an automatic entry providing they qualify as do the two mooring sponsors VO 70 Southern Excellence II and the DK 46 Exile. The Gosford Club has also offered a special dispensation to the syndicate of the Kerr 40 Midnight Rambler fronted by Ed Psaltis. The former Hobart and Lord Howe winners will be en route to Auckland in their latest conveyance for the Fiji race in June and Lord Howe Island provides a great stepping stone to the Shaky Isles.

The G2LHI Race committee will also be watching the upcoming Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race with interest as most of the starters for the April blue water classic will likely come from this fleet.

If any owners or skippers are interested in participating in the 2014 Mount Gay Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race, please forward your details to G2LHIPromotions@gmail.com

Now that a sponsor has been secured, the NoR will be released later this month.

BandG AUS Triton2 660x82Make Fast MooringsDubarry 2016 660x82 1

Related Articles

2017 Riviera Festival of Boating - 20 days to go
The Riviera Festival of Boating – staged at the home of Riviera on Australia’s Gold Coast – 17-19 March is approaching. The Riviera Festival of Boating – staged at the home of Riviera on Australia’s Gold Coast – 17-19 March 2017 – is rapidly approaching.
Posted on 25 Feb
Yachtswomen to ‘seas’ the day at Sail Port Stephens Race Week
The Women Who Sail Australia (WWSA) group will be staging their second annual Gathering on the Bay as an entrée Women are kicking sporting goals everywhere you turn these days, so it’s not surprising that the 2017 Sail Port Stephens race week in April will have its strongest ever representation of yachtswomen.
Posted on 24 Feb
BlackCat expands its portfolio of premium superyachts with the 35M
BlackCat Superyachts is excited to announce the latest addition to its portfolio of luxury catamarans: BlackCat Superyachts is excited to announce the latest addition to its portfolio of luxury catamarans: a 35 metre design, the second in the groundbreaking BlackCat range that continues their distinctive lines designed by Malcolm McKeon, one of the world’s most successful superyacht designers.
Posted on 24 Feb
Collinson FX Market Commentary - Feb 24 - Trump turns down volume
The weaker reserve aided the bounce in the KIWI, which jumped to 0.7225, while the AUD regained 0.7700. The Treasury Secretary, Mnuchin, made observations overnight regarding tax that did unsettle the Dollar. Mnuchin questioned the 'border tax' and pointed out tax cuts, expected before August, would not flow through to the economy until 2018.
Posted on 23 Feb
NEW Icom GM600 MED GMDSS Class A VHF/DSC Marine Transceiver
Icom is pleased to launch a new VHF/DSC marine transceiver to its commercial maritime line up. Icom is pleased to launch a new VHF/DSC marine transceiver to its commercial maritime line up. The new GM600 is designed for Class A DSC operation and provides a complete GMDSS VHF communication system as required for Commercial SOLAS regulated vessels engaging in international voyages. The GM600 meets the Marine Equipment Directive 2014/90/EU “wheel mark” approval for European merchant ships.
Posted on 23 Feb
Marine17 - Early bird registration now open
Now is the time to reserve seats at this outstanding industry conference. With fantastic savings on offer for individual bookings, along with substantial discounts on group registrations, now is the time to reserve seats at this outstanding industry conference.
Posted on 23 Feb
Fourth Steber vessel for Seychelles resort
Work has started on a fourth vessel for the Fregate Island Resort in the Seychelles archipelago and is due for delivery Work has started on a fourth vessel for the Fregate Island Resort in the Seychelles archipelago and is due for delivery later this year.
Posted on 23 Feb
Garmin GMR Fantom dome radars
Garmin’s new GMR Fantom 18 / GMR Fantom 24 solid-state pulse compression radomes offer MotionScope Doppler technology Garmin’s new GMR Fantom 18 and GMR Fantom 24 solid-state pulse compression radomes offer MotionScope Doppler technology and 40W of power – the highest in the industry for its kind.
Posted on 23 Feb
See it first at the Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo
Boating enthusiasts will find everything they need to have fun on the water all in one place Boating enthusiasts will find everything they need to have fun on the water all in one place when the first major Australian boat show for 2017 gets underway on Queensland’s Gold Coast in just three weeks.
Posted on 23 Feb
iNavX announces Navionics Charts in In-App Charting Store
iNavX, benchmark marine navigation mobile application, announced today, in partnership with Fugawi and Navionics iNavX, the benchmark marine navigation mobile application, announced today, in partnership with Fugawi and Navionics, the availability of Navionics charts in the iNavX In-App Chart Store. This is a first for the industry, and iNavX is the only independent marine navigation app to offer Navionics charts to its users.
Posted on 23 Feb