THE Property Industry Foundation in Queensland held its 2021 Charity Regatta at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly on Friday 14 May 2021.
This year, as every year, all funds raised go to homeless young Australians needing a helping hand. The money raised from the day will support the PIF House Program to build homes for homeless youth.
Napier & Blakeley hosted one of forty-two yachts sailing on a course around Green Island and St Helena Island on beautiful Moreton Bay. “Our” yacht for the day was the stunning Kerumba, a 50 foot racing yacht, which has successfully completed the Sydney-Hobart and Brisbane-Gladstone races.
As always, the weather in Queensland was perfect with a cloudless blue sky but unfortunately not enough of a breeze for a boat of our racing pedigree. The handicapping meant we were last to start, almost 45 minutes after the early starters, and with the help of the fantastic skipper and crew plus the N&B group as strategic ballast, we came in a gallant 5th overall. As our skipper pointed out, a longer race and we would have been first without a doubt!
The N&B crew comprised of:
• Katrina Richardson, Paul Cosker – NB
• James Hood – DMA Partners
• Jim Kirk – Gallagher
• Mark Leinen – ANZ
• Jon Dicks – Aura Group
• Mark Dunleavy – Audax Partners
• Rhod Gavin – Tomkins Commercial