The Foundation’s mission is provide support to disadvantaged groups and those disconnected from recreational boating with access to boating experiences and skills and to provide opportunities for employment, education and training within the marine industry.
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The Marine Industry Foundation announced its first grants at a fund raising luncheon held at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron attended by industry identities and Foundation Patrons Kay Cottee AO and Jeff d’Albora; Jessica Watson OAM and guest speaker Rob Mundle OAM. The Foundation was established in 2015 to broaden community access to the benefits of recreational boating and to assist the marine industry to grow and develop as a significant provider of social, recreational and employment opportunities.
The Marine Industry Foundation conducted its first public fundraising and grants presentation function at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron on Friday 15 July.
The Marine Industry Foundation was launched in late 2015 with the twin objectives of: a) providing support to disadvantaged groups and groups disconnected from recreational boating with access to boating experiences and skills and b) providing opportunities for employment, education and training within the marine industry.
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Guest Speaker: Andy Fethers
"Come and meet four times America's Cup sailor, World Match Racing Champion and 2 time World Sailing Champion Andy Fethers talk about his personal experiences in the 34th Americas Cup in San Francisco last summer. Find out how he felt racing at 48.6knots in a giant wing masted hydro foiling catamarans, the capsize and ask him about his journey and what he thinks about future pathways in sailing"
2000 Young Australia Challenge AUS
2003 Oneworld Challenge USA
2007 Luna Rossa Challenge ITA
2013 Artemis Racing (challenger of record to the Americas Cup) SWE
2005 World Match Racing Sailing Champion
2012 World Sailing Champion
Currently racing on the 2016 TP52 Super Series based in the Mediterranean on board Gazprom RUS
International flying moth owner
Executive Officer at Swan River Sailing
Chairman to Australian Match Racing
The Marine Industry Foundation's first Fund Raising Luncheon on Friday 15th July was enjoyed by an enthusiastic and very generous room full of guests at the spectacular Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.
A sincere thank you to all who attended and to the MIF Patron, Kay Cottee AO and special guests, Rob Mundle OAM and Jessica Watson OAM and our MC, Mike Logan.
Photos courtesy of Sophie Thompson Photography
Event supported by the Oatley family