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Excitement as NBC Coca-Cola Regatta Cup ends in Lagos


Lagos-Yacht-Club-Annual-Boat-RaceIt was fun and excitement for boat race lovers during the fourth Lagos Yacht Club Annual Boat Racing Competition, which ended at the weekend.

At the end of the exercise, which was witnessed by a large crowd of boat race lovers, including school children and foreigners from different parts of the world, prizes were awarded in three categories – Combined Monohull Class, Hobie Class and the Lightning Class.

A total of 22 boats took part in the completion, but 19 boats were able to complete the race.Speaking to The Guardian on the event, the National Sales Director, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, Mr. Dan Fratila, said that NBC Coca-Cola Regatta Cup was part of his company’s social responsibility to Nigeria.

“Coca-Cola is a company that encourage people to do sports,” Dan Fratila said. “We have been doing so through football and many other sporting activities. Nigerian has been a very good business ground for us over the years and as we make profit, it is also good we give back to the society. This NBC Coca-Cola Regatta Cup is part of our CRS to the people,” he added.

Dan Fratila, a cyclist, tennis player and marathoner further stated that his company would continue to support the Lagos Yacht Club, which according to him, had been a ‘good client’ for 20 years now.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Sailing Secretary, Lagos Yacht Club, Mr. David Mcnaught, praised the effort of all the participants for their zeal and determination, adding that the NBC Coca-Cola Regatta Cup would continue to grow.He said the competition usually holds in the month of April.

Among the prize winners were Marc Coakley, Julian Hardy, Morten Foght, Paul Okereke, Mike Barnes, Lanre Mabawonku, Alan Davies and John Shidiak.

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