Seven West Media took home the trophy in the 2021 UnLtd Big Splash sailing regatta which raised $95,000 for children and young people at risk.
The fourth annual industry regatta Friday, April 16, was held in sunny but windy conditions in Rushcutters Bay with 13 teams racing across Sydney Harbour in Elliott boats.
Each team of four was supported by a professional sailor who showed them the ropes before a series of high action races across the harbour.
Team Seven West Media with Brianna Meulman, Chris Hayes, Martin Morrison and Gab Quinn sailed to victory, followed by Foxtel Media in second place and Val Morgan in third place.
“Big Splash is always one of the highlights in our calendar, it’s such a great way to spend a day in the fresh outdoor air, learning a new skill and bonding with your team whilst also making a massive difference in the lives of young people at risk," says Chris Freel, CEO of UnLtd.
"Big thanks to Verizon Media for partnering with us, and to everyone who took part, and congratulations to the winning team!”
The event was kindly sponsored by Verizon Media and competing companies included: ACM, ARN, Facebook, Foxtel Media, GroupM, IPG, Network 10, Nine, Nova, oOh! Media, QMS, Seven West Media, Val Morgan and Verizon Media.
The teams were cheered on by 50 guests on the spectator boat.
Paul Sigaloff, Vice President ANZ INSEA at Verizon Media: “As an avid sailor, this quintessentially Sydney event is always a personal favourite way to bring the industry together for good, networking and some healthy competition.
“Whilst it’s a fun afternoon out on the harbour the mission behind the event is so important - to raise funds and awareness for young people at risk. I couldn’t be prouder of the UnLtd team for raising such an impressive amount for those that need it most and as always, we’re proud to have played our small part in this year’s event.”
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