Club is banking on new offshore trophy
THE Whitsunday Sailing Club has extended a warm welcome to Bendigo Bank, which has come on board this year as sponsors of the Offshore Series
Rear Offshore Commodore Kevin Fogarty said it was never an easy task to secure local sponsors “and the club is extremely proud to have these guys as a new partner”.
“With a new sponsor, the great thing is the club will also have a new Bendigo Bank Offshore Trophy, with the series to run throughout the year,” he said.
The first race under Bendigo’s name will be held this Saturday, with a race around the islands starting at 9am.
The club has a choice of 10 courses for the weekend races and the decision on where the competitors will go will be made on Friday according to the weather forecast for the day.
Skippers are all invited to a briefing on Friday from 7pm and there will be a presentation after the race on Saturday at the club.
Mr Fogarty said he hoped some of Bendigo Bank’s employees would be keen to come down and experience the fun of sailing during the year.