The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has announced that accounting and business advisory firm, Grant Thornton has extended its sponsorship of the Grant Thornton Short Haul and Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore Series for a further two seasons.
[cleeng_content id=”510788498″ description=”99 cents or 10,000 hours. The path to being an expert can be easy or hard. ” price=”0.99″]The Grant Thornton Short Haul and Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore Series are an integral part of the CYCA’s Summer Sailing Program. Conducted from September to March, the series comprise 25 races and see combined fleets of up to 60 yachts competing in Sydney Harbour and its surrounds. The Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore Series consists of 11 races (including the Australia Day Regatta) which are sailed off Sydney Heads. Each race is approx.
The Grant Thornton Short Haul Series is a non-spinnaker series that comprises 14 races (including 5 passage races). The majority of races are sailed off Sydney Heads with some races conducted in the Harbour and at night.
Matt Adam Smith, Grant Thornton Sydney Managing Director said.
“We have come to value highly our association with the CYCA, where many of our clients are members and enjoy their sailing throughout the year. The Club’s reputation of being at the forefront of the yachting fits well with Grant Thornton’s global reputation for quality and innovation and the ethos of summer sailing – serious racing in a spirit of friendly rivalry – also sits well with us. We look forward to seeing the series’ grow in coming years.”
CYCA Commodore Matt Allen said:
“I thank Grant Thornton for continuing support of the CYCA Summer Series on behalf of those who enter the series. With the support of Grant Thornton we have seen greater levels of participation in the Short Haul Pointscore Series and consistent entrants in the Short Ocean Pointscore Series.”
The Grant Thornton Short Haul Series will commence on Sunday 19 September with the 15th Monica Geddes Memorial Trophy, and concludes on 26 March 2011.
The Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore Series will commence on Saturday 2 October with the 43rd Rubber Kellaway Plate, and concludes on 26 March 2011.[/cleeng_content]