Mount Gay Rum renews CYCA sponsorship

Bling competing in the Mount Gay Rum Monday Twilight Series
Tais Frogatt
Long term sponsor of the CYCA’s Mount Gay Rum Monday Twilight Series, Mount Gay Rum, has renewed its highly successful relationship with the CYCA as the naming rights sponsor of the Mount Gay Rum Monday Twilight Series for a further three years until the end of 2016/2017 twilight series.

'Mount Gay Rum is a proud sponsor of CYCA’s Monday Twilight series and is looking forward to continuing this long term relationship over the next three years. We are actively working with the CYCA to see how we can take the partnership to an exciting new level,' Deanna Trianta, Assistant Brand Manager Mount Gay Rum said.

'Mount Gay Rum has an historic relationship with maritime culture and is globally recognized as being sailors preferred drink of choice which naturally makes the CYCA a perfect home for the brand.'

Mount Gay Rum, which dates back as far as 1703, has long enjoyed a first-class reputation amongst sailors and the brand is honoured to remain an integral part of the popular Monday Twilight Series and the annual Mount Gay Rum Top Jocks Regatta sailed aboard the CYCA’s Elliott 7s.

'With such world-class sponsors on board for its key sailing activities the CYCA and its members are looking forward to a fantastic summer of sailing,' said CYCA Commodore Howard Piggott.

'The Mount Gay Rum Twilight Series continues to grow in popularity and is a great series to introduce people to the sport of sailing.'

In addition to the twilight series, the CYCA conducts an extensive summer sailing program that includes its flagship Blue Water Pointscore Series (which is a series of six ocean races including the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race), the CYCA Trophy Series, the Grant Thornton Short Haul and Short Ocean Pointscore series and a number of shorter ocean races.

The Mount Gay Rum Monday Twilight Series will commence on Monday 13 October 2014 and run for 20 weeks, concluding on 30 March 2015.

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