sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Lord Howe Island Yacht Race sans sponsor
Lord Howe Island Yacht Race sans sponsor


'Frantic setting course for Lord Howe'    Ash Evans    Click Here to view large photo

The Gosford Sailing Club is on the lookout for a naming rights sponsor for the 40th running of the Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race.

The Race Committee was advised last week that Hempel Yacht paints would not be renewing their sponsorship for 2014.

The association with Hempel began in 2005 and has endured longer than any other naming sponsorship for the event.

Former GSC Commodore and Race Director for 2014 Geoff Jollow says he is disappointed that Hempel has withdrawn.

'We've enjoyed our association with Hempel during the past seven years. They are great people to work with and the brand and event were a good match. It's sad to see such a valuable sponsor move on but we also recognise that business is business.'

The Gosford Sailing Club made significant changes to the event this year and interest from competitors and the yachting community is at an all-time high. This unfortunately hasn't been enough to retain the sponsor and Hempel's David Neumann cited the limits to competitor numbers as a key factor in their decision to pull out.

The Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht race is a Category One ocean passage event that is exclusive due to mooring restrictions and accommodation limitations on the Island. Those who have raced to Lord Howe often refer to the race as the best on the Australian yachting calendar. The GSC has already received expressions of interest for the 2014 event and the objective of the Race Committee is to ensure that acceptances are of the highest competitive quality.

Many of the 2013 entrants are hoping to contest next year's race including Ed Psaltis and Co's Midnight Rambler which will be enroute to Auckland for the 2014 race to Fiji. Last year's G2LHI Line Honours Winner Southern Excellence II can expect some strong competition with at least one other VO70 expected to enter as well as an international 80 footer.

Gosford Sailing Club is a not for profit grass roots organisation that boasts racing from junior sabot level right through to a Cat One Ocean Race. The club has developed some top talent over the years, the most notable being Olympic Gold medalist, multiple world champion and Oracle AC tactician Tom Slingsby.

All GSC racing divisions including the Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race are run by dedicated volunteers with a passion for their sport.

If any organisation feels that the Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race might be a good fit for their marketing program for 2014 and possibly beyond, the GSC would love to hear from them.

Interest should be directed to the Promotions Officer at G2LHIPromotions@gmail.com


by G2LHI Promotions

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=115200

6:05 AM Mon 30 Sep 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World































America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong


























HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle






Springtime boat buyers need to take care of a few key things
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start
America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature
World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video
Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns
Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle
CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs
Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65
Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner
Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry joins America's Tall Ship fleet + Video
2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day
WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete
Earth Day boater tips
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell   
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata   
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete   
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event   
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website   
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!   
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale   
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design   
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager   
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature   
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall   
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in   
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences   
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco   
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2   
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US