We are delighted to announce that PONANT, the luxury expedition cruising specialists, will support our Club’s Friday Twilight series for the next two years.
This agreement builds on an established connection: Club Member Sarina Bratton is the Chairman of PONANT for Asia Pacific, and several Members have enjoyed cruises with the company.
RSYS Vice Commodore Christian Brook said, “We are very excited to have PONANT on board. They are the world leaders in Cruising and offer a prestigious partnership. We look forward to the exciting opportunities they will offer our Members."
After racing on Allegro last Friday with John Taylor and crew – and winning their division! – Captain David Marionneau and his wife Johanna Stansfield, PONANT Partnerships Manager for Asia Pacific, presented the weekly prizes to our division winners.
Captain David Marionneau said, “I’m honoured to have presented our new alliance with the Squadron last Friday. We feel a positive synergy with the RSYS as we share fundamental values including Excellence, Integrity and Respect for the sea. Yachting is part of Ponant’s DNA with our emblematic triple-masted classic sailing yacht Le Ponant. Our fleet of modern luxury expedition small ships sails across the seven seas to encourage our guests to live curiously, explore our planet and become ambassadors for sustainability. We look forward to welcoming you on board.’’
We will shortly reveal the grand prize to be awarded at the end of season presentation dinner on 3 April 2020.
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If you would like to learn more about PONANT cruises, please visit their website at www.au.ponant.com
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