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Western Australian Beneteau Dealer, Squadron Marine Brokers, will soon host up to 40 Beneteau owners, crew and guests for their annual Rottnest Island Beneteau Cup. Saturday April 6 will see the fleet take to the waters around Rottnest Island fighting it out for this most coveted of trophies.
The fleet will race across a number of Divisions including Spinnaker, Jib & Main and for the overall IRC honours including the prestigious Beneteau Cup. Those entered in the event will have the option of racing in a twilight warm up event on the Friday evening prior with the Royal Perth Yacht Club Annexe Twilight Race, then the race proper kicking off bright early on the morning of Saturday the 6th.
In a tradition for the event the presentation of the Rottnest island Beneteau Cup will take place at a gala dinner at the famous Aristos Waterfront Restaurant on Rottnest after racing on the Saturday, and Sunday starting with a hearty waterside breakfast and the remainder of the day left for some casual sailing.
Squadron Marine Brokers Managing Director Givenchy Langer says, “Our annual Beneteau Cup is such an important event for our owners and our business as it really does represent all that is good about being involved with this iconic brand”. “For owners to see 40 other similar boats on the water gives them great confidence that they chose the right brand, and it allows us to give the owners an opportunity to get together, share their stories and to partake in a bit of fierce but friendly racing”.
Entries for the 2013 Rottnest Island Beneteau Cup close on Monday 25th of March. Late entries will be accepted but those entrants wont be able to take advantage of the extensive catering and events on offer. For more information visit www.squadronmarine.com.au or contact beneteauwa@bigpond.