What a great day we had on Friday 18th November at the 11th Financial & Media Markets Charity Regatta. There were 57 yachts, 700 guest crew and the VIP Boat was full to capacity, we raised just under $200,000 for charity which will contribute towards our target of $1.3 million this year for the 27 benefiting charities.
Our sincere thanks to all guests who supported and participated in the event. Particular thanks to all the skippers and owners of the donated yachts and huge thanks to all our sponsors who made the day such a great success.
Taking out Division 1 was LCH on 'Samarkand' ably skippered by Walter Carpenter. Robert Oatley came a creditable second on yacht 'Your Hired' and NAB on 'Wild Oats X' came a valliant 3rd. 'Wild Oats X' started last and had a very fast finish to come 3rd with the fastest elapsed time of 1h 11m.
Taking out Division 2 and the Financial Markets Charity Cup was a very happy crew from British Telecom & NCR on 'Pilgrim' with a finish time of 14:49:59. Second in Division 2 was the team from Financial Express on 'Pearl II' and 3rd place was Digital Asset on 'Sondika'.
In Division 3 South African Airways on 'Rumba' were proud winners beating Excelian on 'Mojo' and Bruce Catto's team on 'Zeusus'.
Huge thanks to all our competitors, skippers and volunteers.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly_9j6O7F2o&t=3s
ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation
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