PONANT has been confirmed as the title sponsor of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race (PSNYR), due to take place in June 2018. As part of the sponsorship PONANT will hold a series of events in the club, highlighting their extensive global itineraries rich in encounters and discovery.
The 1064 nautical mile, Category 1 race will start on Sydney Harbour on Saturday, 2 June 2018, is organised by the CYCA, with the co-operation of the Cercle Nautique Caledonien (CNC).
“We are thrilled to be in this new partnership with the CYCA, a natural fit for us as the Sydney Noumea Yacht Race embodies key aspects of our brand – the French link between PONANT and the destination, Noumea; a link to our origins, still embodied in our three-masted yacht Le Ponant; our current cruise offerings, and the sense of adventure that drives us. We anticipate this will be the start of a long relationship,” said Monique Ponfoort, Vice President Asia Pacific for PONANT.