Commodore Howard Piggott and CYCA SOLAS Trusts Chairman Matt Allen, together with the Associates committee extend an invitation to CYCA members and ocean racers to attend the second annual CYCA SOLAS Trusts Fundraising Dinner, to be conducted at the CYCA on Thursday 18 October 2012 from 7pm for a 7.30pm start
Our guest speaker for the evening will be Victor Kovalenko, Head
Coach of the Australian Sailing Team. Victor is a legend of sailing
and has been involved with the Australian Sailing Team for the past
four Olympic Games. At the 2012 London Olympic Games Victor coached
Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher (470 class), Nathan Outteridge and
Iain Jenson (49er) and Tom Slingsby (Laser) to gold medals with
Australian Women's Match Racing team of Olivia Price, Nina Curits
and Lucinda Whitty to a silver medal.
Victor is a driving force behind Australia's continued success
class sailing, working closely with athletes from all corners of
the country and
helping them to reach their goals.
Tickets to this evening cost $125 per person and include a 3
course meal and beverages.
We encourage all yacht owners and your crew to support
this important charity fundraising event as
you may one day need to call on the assistance of
the organisations that CYCA SOLAS Trusts have made
vital donations to including; Marine Rescue NSW, NRMA
Careflight, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and
Additionally, there will be a silent auction conducted during
the dinner with many great items up for grabs from CYCA SOLAS
Trusts supporters including Evanslea By the River Mudgee, Audi
Centre Sydney, Harken, Winning Appliances, Camilla and more.
All proceeds from the silent auction will go to the CYCA SOLAS
The CYCA Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Safety of Life at Sea Trusts
(SOLAS) was set up as a charitable trust in 1999 as a result of the
tragic events of the 1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The CYCA SOLAS
Trusts objectives are to:
• Provide assistance (financial and other) to immediate families
of those lost at sea during Australian Yachting Federation
• Make donations and provide support to search and rescue
• Foster and fund research and training to improve safety and
rescue procedures and equipment used in ocean races.
Since they were established in 1998 following the loss of life
in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race that year, the Trusts have donated
more than $695,000 to organisations in New South Wales, Tasmania,
Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and the ACT, and the Trusts
continues to explore new
organisations to support.
Book your tickets
today online or via CYCA Reception on 02 82927800 or email@example.com
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Victor Kovalenko with gold medallists Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page