The regatta will be enhanced by the signing of a new sponsor in the form of “Fairway Bay”. Fairway Bay is a new residential development by the “Top Harbour” company on the beautiful land to the east of Gulf Harbour Marina at the eastern end of Whangaparaoa Peninsula.
GHYC is thankful to have been able to form this new and mutually beneficial relationship with “Fairway Bay” in a two part agreement that includes assistance in funding the International Optimist Class Nationals at Manly Sailing Club the following month in April.
The Fairway Bay development offers the very best in coastal living and is surrounded by abundant leisure time activities provided by the Gulf Harbour Marina, the Gulf Harbour Village and the internationally famous Gulf Harbour Country Club. The Hobbs Wharf Marina Basin is an important focal point in the development and is the “Jewel in the Crown” of Fairway Bay.
Already more than twenty young sailors have learned to sail Optimist Dinghies in the safety of the basin following the Yachting New Zealand syllabus as presented by GHYC. This fantastic sponsorship may well be the start of a long and fruitful relationship with the sport of sailing.