June 03, 2014
Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Co. Ltd. continued its support of regattas throughout The Bahamas by making donations last week to both the Long Island and Grand Bahama regattas.
"We have always been huge supporters of Bahamian regattas, as they're a 'Truly Bahamian' sporting and family event. Not only that, but since regattas are sailing races, they're the best place to host our Sands 'Man in the Boat' sculling races, which have been revitalizing the sport of sculling throughout The Bahamas," said Lynden Johnson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Bahamian Brewery and Beverage.
The Long Island Regatta is scheduled for the Labour Day weekend with the sculling races taking place Friday June 6, starting at 5 p.m. All of the sculling races are opportunities for scullers to make it to the sculling championship which will be held in November. Additionally, the brewery encourages support of the regattas as they are something that is inherent to The Bahamas.
"Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company is very pleased to be a participant in the Grand Bahama Regatta, scheduled for July 18 and 19, at beautiful Taino Beach," said Robbie Butler, Grand Bahama Bahamian Brewery and Beverage sales manager. "Our financial contribution to the regatta demonstrates the brewery's commitment to Grand Bahama and indeed to the 'Truly Bahamian' sport of sloop sailing."
In addition to the financial aid, the brewery will host its well-known 'Man in the Boat' sculling races in Grand Bahama, and organizers are calling all scullers - male and female, from east to west to register. As a part of their sponsorship of the regatta, the brewery will not only be selling beer but it will also run and organize the bar for the two-day event. There will be beer specials along with a full bar courtesy of the firm's sister company Jimmy's Wines and Spirits, and, of course, Jimmy's and the brewery will supply the beverages at the Captain's Party on Thursday, July 17 at West End Triple Play Bar from 6-9 p.m.
"We are thrilled that the brewery continues to support the Grand Bahama Regatta, cultural and sports event," said Chervita Campbell, chairman of the Grand Bahama Regatta Committee. "It's because of sponsors like these that we are able to provide entertainment, sailing races, junior sailing as well as the 'Man in the Boat' sculling races."
Campbell went on to note that they have booths available for local food vendors for $100 per day, and that the master of ceremonies at the regatta will be 'The Mighty Pencil'.
Butler concluded: "Once again, we thank the organizers for inviting us to be a part of this event, and we encourage all Grand Bahamians and residents to come out and enjoy a real Bahamian good time."
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