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Sponsorship has always been a great way for corporations and smaller companies to show their colours on Sydney Harbour, entertain business associates and boost staff morale as Patrick did for more than 30 years.

What sets the Kulmar family apart from the traditional ‘family’ involvement is their unique achievement at the 1976 JJ Giltinan World Championship when their skiff, Miles Furniture, took the title on Sydney Harbour.

The event format will be adapted to the Public Health advice at the time and will include two days of racing on Sydney Harbour, sailing workshops/clinics, group dinner, and prizegiving.

Naming Rights sponsorship in 18 Footers began during the 1960s when companies realised the benefits of being associated with a clean, healthy, outdoor, iconic Australian sport.

By 1979, seven countries (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, USA, UK, France and Italy) had been represented at the JJ Giltinan Championship.

The Rule relates to an obligation for anyone sailing from a club to become a member, whether casual, temporary or full.

The cast included world and Olympic champions, husbands and wives, Ocean Race sailors and some as young as nine and they combined to put on a spectacular weekend of teams racing in Kerikeri.

Fifty years ago, a group of aging Finn sailors gathered on the Silvaplana See, close to St. Moritz in Switzerland, to sail the first ever Veteran Gold Cup, as it was then called.

While most sailing enthusiasts know the men whose names are recorded as winners of the championship, not many will know about the man after whom the trophy was named – James Joseph Giltinan.

A new seven-part series features the global league’s world-class athletes providing unique insight into how the teams make strategic decisions at the highest speeds ever recorded in the sport.

The Combined Clubs Committee, which represents The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Derwent Sailing Squadron and Bellerive Yacht Club, this week finalised plans for a proposed joint six-race Winter Pennant Series for keelboats from each club.

Following the cancellation of the 2020 Finn World Masters at Port Zelande, and then the postponement of the 2021 Finn World Masters in Puntala, the Dutch Finn class immediately began to work on finding a venue for 2021.

World Sailing’s Board of Directors and the Confederação Brasileira de Vela (CBVela) agreed to cancel the event in anticipation of global travel restrictions and to ensure the health and well-being of athletes, coaches, parents, officials and suppliers.

Following the email vote at the end of 2019, the 2020 edition of the Class Rules has been published and is now available on the World Sailing website.

It will be an hour filled with strategic and tactical advice about how to negotiate, or avoid, laylines – both upwind and downwind.

Season 2 is set to be expanded from five to a minimum of seven events during the year-long period beginning in April 2021.