Whitsunday Festival of Sail Short on Sponsors.

Economic conditions around the world continue to bite. In Australia Mackay Yacht Club is looking for sponsors for the Hamilton Island to Mackay race next month.

Queensland’s Daily Mercury reports:

It had been a tough year financially, and the club was now short a few sponsors, both major and minor, for the Festival of Sail and the Whitsunday Offshore Yacht Racing Circuit, the club’s rear commodore Bob Critchley said:

“Whitsunday Sailing Club has just contacted us to advise that they no longer have a major sponsor for the WOYRC series, so the Mackay club will now have to find sponsors for the Hamilton Island to Mackay leg of the circuit”

“Similarly, the Mackay Yacht Club has lost its major sponsor for the Festival of Sail.

“Some alternate sponsorship has been arranged, but more is needed,”