Last Thursday evening, 18 October, 120 CYCA members and guests attended the second annual CYCA SOLAS Trusts Fundraising dinner. They were entertained by speaker Victor Kovalenko and raised over $10,000 for CYCA SOLAS Trusts
Victor shared some of his insights as Head Coach of the
Australian Sailing Team and answered questions from attendees.
Victor shared his passion for the sport of sailing and highlighted
a few of the steps, athletes under his direction undertook to
become gold medallists.
Another highlight of the evening was the silent auction, which
raised funds for the CYCA SOLAS Trusts (which to date has
distributed more the $730,000 to search and rescue organisations
Australia wide). Fierce bidding on a number of items ensured that
over $10,000 was raised for CYCA SOLAS Trusts.
Chairman of CYCA SOLAS Trusts Matt Allen expressed his thanks
for those organisations and individuals that donated prizes:
- Evanslea by the River, Mudgee
- Audi Centre Sydney
- Harken Australia
- CYCA Director Andrew Wenham
- Appliances Online
- Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
- Schweppes Australia
- Naomi Hamilton Photography
Thanks also to our lucky door prizes supporters: CYCA, Orpheum
Theatre Cremorne, McWilliams Wines, Naomi Hamilton Photography,
The Associates Committee, together with Commodore Howard Piggott
and CYCA SOLAS Trusts Chairman Matt Allen, also
recognised the efforts of Kendi Kellett in convening the event.