|Fun Foods & Nestle support international sailing events|
|News - Sports|
|Thursday, 08 October 2009 14:59|
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Fun Foods Wholesale & Nestle Ice Cream have stepped up to help make sure the upcoming International Junior Sunfish Championships and the 2009 Sunfish World Championships are a success.
The two events will be hosted by the Nassau Yacht Club October 15-17 and 16-24 respectively. More than 150 people representing 15 countries are expected in Nassau over the 10-day period.
“Fun Foods Wholesale & Nestle Ice Cream’s $10,000 donation will go a long way towards offsetting the costs involved with hosting such prestigious international sporting events,” said Paul Hutton, Regatta Chairman.
Six of the Bahamas’ leading under 18’s will compete for top honours in the junior championships and four of them are among the 16 Bahamians who’ve earned a spot in the Sunfish World Championships.
The Bahamas has enjoyed much success over the years in Sunfish sailing, winning the World Championships five times. Donnie Martinborough, the Bahamas’ top finisher in this year’s Bahamas Nationals, is a three time Sunfish World Champion, with top place finishes in 1983, 1985 and again in 1988, the last time the event was held in Nassau.
Pictured from left: Paul Hutton, regatta chairman; Llewellyn Burrows, Managing Director of Fun Foods, Tina Hilton, Sales & Marketing Manager of Fun Foods; and Jimmie Lowe, chairman of the NYC race committee.
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