Rowing club seeks sponsor for naming boat
BRAY ROWING CLUB is looking for sponsorship for the naming of its new boat, which was built by member Terry Keogh.
Terry worked throughout the winter months to have the boat ready in time for the upcoming 2014 season. Work started last September, and with the final touches currently being made, all that remains is for the boat to be named before she can be launched.
‘We are very lucky to have a boat builder as skilled as Terry Keogh within the club,’ said club captain Robert Byrne. ‘ As a club, we are really excited by the prospect of competing in a top-end boat such as this.’
The boat, crafted from Canadian Spruce and White Oak, has taken 1,000 man hours to build.
The club saved a large amount of money thanks to the generosity of club members such as Terry and Noel Matthews who worked on the boat for free.
However the cost of the raw materials must be covered. Sponsors have until May 2 to come forward.
‘With the average lifespan of a boat being 40 years we see this sponsorship opportunity as having great potential for somebody to create a long term connection with the club and the seaside heritage of the town,’ said Robert. Anyone interested in securing the naming rights can send an email to email@example.com A decision will be made and announced on May 9. Once the name has been applied to the boat, a ceremony will be held to bless and launch the boat on Bray Seafront before the 2014 season commences in June.