ITsec has been in the SponsorCup for 10 years. This is an annual sailing contest, whose proceeds benefit SailWise. SailWise is the only provider in the Netherlands of challenging watersports activities and holidays for people with disabilities.
The Sailwise Sponsorcup 2017 was scheduled for Wednesday, May 10th. The match was organized by Waterland Yacht Charter Monnickendam. ITsec sponsors this event with two boats and, traditionally, invites customers to join. Some sail with us for years, but it was also fun to see new faces this year!
In the morning, all participants gather in Monnickendam. After a short briefing, the boarding can begin. Jan van Ek and Christiaan Roselaar (founders and former owners of ITsec) are our steers as we sail to the competition area. Here two short sprint races take place first. At 14.00, the long distance race finishes at the entrance to the Gouwzee. Jan enters the port with his Jan van Gent in third place. The Plevier with Christiaan on board closes at the back.
During the ‘Scheepspraet’ in the Ouwe Blauwe, the winners receive their prizes and the 12,000 euro cheque is handed over to Sailwise! With this fantastic amount, a lot of people with a constraint can enjoy an unforgettable experience on the water!
We finish the day with a dinner and look forward to next year!