Published: Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Changi Sailing Club will host the 15th Ambassadors’ Cup on Nov 15, the premier event in the Singapore club’s annual social calendar. The regatta brings together Singapore’s diplomatic community for an informal day of sailing and celebration. Presiding over the event will be Brazilian Ambassador Luis Fernando de Andrade Serra. Airbus Helicopters returns as Title Sponsor for the second consecutive year.

"The annual Ambassador's Cup has been a seagoing thrill bringing the world together, as the boats compete on behalf of an attending country's diplomat,” says Serra. “It has been a joy for me to officiate at this glorious day of billowing sails, fluttering flags, tacking rudders and gusting breezes, among the wonderful camaraderie of all participants.”

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25 boats are expected to participate, starting in front of the historic sailing club.

In addition to Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia, co-sponsors are Shenton Wealth Holdings, DHL, Yart Marine, Cosmosteel, CBMM, Leisure Charters and Acclaim Insurance.

Last year’s winner Shardana, skippered by Joe Lombardo, will be out to defend its title in the Ambassadors’ Division. Sailors will also be competing for honours in the Non-ambassadors Division, Beach Catamaran, Multi-hull Division and Trimaran events.

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(Derek Sharples, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia)

When the last boat has crossed the finish line the partying will begin with a Brazilian barbeque and an awards dinner. Brazil’s national drink, the Caipirinha, will be served while a percussion band and Brazilian dancers bring colour and atmosphere to an evening of celebration.

(Photos: Changi Sailing Club)