36 Degrees Brokers announced as naming rights sponsors of the RNZYS Commodores Cup and Squadron Weekend

The RNZYS is very pleased to announce that 36 Degrees Brokers have signed on as the official naming rights sponsors of the RNZYS Commodores Cup Series and Squadron Weekend for the next three years.

The Commodores Cup is the Squadrons longest running and most prestigious racing series on the summer sailing calendar. The series includes a range of longer distance races, including the famous Night Race to Kawau Island, the Round Kawau and Round Rangitoto races, the Race to Te Kouma on the Coromandel, and the final race of the series – the Haystack Race.

The night race to Kawau and Round Kawau Island race form the very well-known Squadron Weekend which culminates with a massive party on the lawn at Lidgard House in Smelting House Bay on the Saturday evening. The party is attended by well over 500 Members who enjoy drinks, LIVE music and a great meal offering that includes a delicious spread with food cooked on the spit.   

36 Degrees are a marine brokerage based nice and close to the Squadron in Westhaven Drive, but they also have another base at Opua in the Bay of Islands. They are the official Beneteau dealer in New Zealand and also pride themselves as being well known in the NZ market as multihull specialists. They also sell an extensive range of pre-owned vessels, including launches and yachts, and were established in 2014.

The Squadron are thrilled that 36 Degrees have really grabbed the bull by the horns and not only sponsored the Commodores Cup Series but also the entire Squadron weekend event.

RNZYS General Manager Hayden Porter is excited to have 36 Degrees Brokers on board for the next three years – “We are really happy to have such an engaged sponsor on board for our most prestigious racing series and our biggest weekend of the year. The next three years are going to be very exciting for the RNZYS and I think we will see some of the biggest Squadron Weekends in the clubs history as well as some really fantastic racing in the Commodores Cup. We look forward to a massive three years ahead with 36 Degrees Brokers.”

36 Degrees Brokers Director Conrad Gair is just as thrilled to be on board with the Squadron for what’s going to be an exciting next three years “It’s a great opportunity for us to partner with the Squadron and support some of their most highly anticipated events. As a company which prides itself on providing expert brokerage advice and service, this is a great way for us to connect to our local community while continuing to build relationships and expand our networks. Having the America’s Cup in town will undoubtedly bring another burst of energy into the boating scene and we’re excited that this is during our sponsorship term. Here’s to the next three years!”

The 36 Degrees Brokers Commodores Cup gets underway with the Round Rangitoto Race on Saturday the 10th of November and the RNZYS thoroughly looks forward to getting this partnership underway in what will be a truly superb summer sailing season.


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