by Jeni Bone
Southport Yacht Club via Associates Committee is thrilled to be running its annual September Mega Raffle with a host of prizes to the combined value of more than $20,000.
Dusit Thani Maldives
Funds raised will go to community and Club activities and projects, such as Youth Sailing.
The prize line-up for the SYC September Mega Raffle, with tickets on sale at the Main Beach Club, includes a five night stay for two people at the superb Dusit Thani Maldives, including return flights for two people from i-Fly (prize valued at $13,000), a brilliant BRIG Falcon 275 from Sirocco Marine North (valued at $4,200) plus Mercury 2.5HP 4 Stroke motor from Nitro Marine Southport (valued $1,185); an accommodation package including one night in an ocean view room, breakfast and Seafood Buffet dinner for two in Citrique Restaurant.from Marriott Surfers Paradise Accommodation (valued at $1,066); SYC Corporate Sailing Experience (valued at $792) and a SYC Waterfront Restaurant Dining voucher (valued at $120).
Dusit Thani Maldives is located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. It is the ideal base for discovering the fantastic underwater world that lies beneath. Guests can enjoy diving and various water sports, such as snorkelling, island hopping, kite surfing, water skiing, kayaking, line fishing or catamaran sailing.
Relax and enjoy the views over the water
Known for frequent sightings of dolphins, eagle rays, and sea turtles, Mudhdhoo Island is only a ten minute speedboat ride to Hanifaru Huraa, a seasonal plankton-rich feeding ground for manta rays and whale sharks. A resident marine biologist conducts enriching activities to educate guests about the beauty of underwater life on Mudhdhoo Island, and the resort’s conservation initiatives.
Dusit Thani infinity pool
The resort boasts a unique tree-top Devarana Spa, the largest infinity swimming pool in the Maldives (750m²) cultural displays and activities and sumptuous Thai cuisine at Benjarong, the signature Thai restaurant. See for yourself at www.dusit.com/dtmd
Return flights are provided by the Gold Coast’s own i-Fly (www.ifly.net.au), where you can find the best deals for Flights, Car Hire, Hotels, Travel Insurance and Holiday Packages conveniently and competitively priced online.
Sirocco Marine North has supplied the BRIG Falcon 275, a versatile tender or day boat. Lightweight, stable and compact, the BRIG range of small RIBs is renowned for quality construction, durability and performance.
Built in Europe, using world’s best practices and featuring UV resistant Hypalon® tubes, the BRIG Falcon Tender range is widely accepted as Australia’s leading range of small RIBs.
The BRIG Falcon 275 weighs just 55kg and has a capacity of three people or 350kg. Its standard features include: Medium V rigid hull, Oars, Large diameter tubes, Multiple buoyancy chambers, Davit lifting points, Stainless towing eyes, Tough ORCA Hypalon® tubes, Pinned oar rowlocks, Waterproof repair kit and High velocity foot pump.
Whether you need a small RIB to ferry your guests and crew in comfort and safety, for fishing, or just for the kids to play in, then the BRIG Falcon tender range is unbeatable. See the range at www.siroccomarinenorth.com
President of the Associates Committee, Rebecca Coleiro said the Club was hopeful of achieving record amounts with the quality of prizes on offer.
'We are delighted with the generosity of our sponsors for this raffle. We are always grateful for their support.
'This Mega Raffle, drawn 28 September will be our most valuable raffle to date.
'We hope visitors and members will get behind it and be in the running for any one of these amazing prizes.'
Tickets are on sale at Southport Yacht Club, Main Beach, Gold Coast Queensland. One ticket for $5, three for $10, seven tickets for $20 and 20 tickets for $50.
More at www.southportyachtclub.com.au