NAPIER & Blakeley were pleased to again support The Property Industry Foundation in the Sydney Charity Sailing Cup.
This is a unique opportunity for client entertainment, business networking and relationship building, whilst also making a difference to desperate kids who are doing it tough, by raising money to build a home for homeless young people.
The event was well supported with over 400 people and 30 yachts participating with over $130,000 raised for homeless young people.
We raced on the Margaret Rintoul V, a 61 foot luxury Maxi Sailing Yacht.
We boarded at King Street Wharf and cruised over to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) at Rushcutters Bay to enjoy lunch and welcome by Malcolm Tyson (CEO of Colliers) and Kate Mills (CEO of Property Industry Foundation).
Team NB left the dock at the CYCA at 2pm and sailed out on to Port Jackson to undertake some light crew training and tacking practice. Racing started at 3pm from a start line off Point Piper followed by two laps of the eastern harbour via Lady Bay, Shark and Clarke Islands, Obelisk Bay and finishing back off Point Piper. Margaret Rintoul V sailed extremely well belying her 20 year old design; however the performance handicap system did not favour us, with a rating reflecting her past racing successes.
Winner of the day goes to Matt McQueen for successfully tacking multiple times with a full glass of wine and never spilling a drop, and the luckiest man of the day to Peter Osborn for apparently losing his phone overboard during one tack, only to discover it still on the deck on the next tack.
Our thanks go to the crew of Margaret Rintoul V for an enjoyable, safe day on the harbour and reinforcing the message that even a bad day on the water (it wasn’t) is better than a good day in the office.
The N&B crew comprised of:
- Peter Osborn, Katrina Richardson, Stephen Cooke & Jon Holdsworth – NB
- Tony Massaro – PWC
- Matthew McQueen – Centuria Capital Limited
- Stephen Day – Arrow Capital Partners
- Nicholas Van Beek – Ernst & Young