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NBC Boat Regatta thrills fans at Lagos Yacht Club

By Guardian Nigeria
06 June 2023   |   3:30 am
It was fun at the 2023 edition of the Lagos Yacht Club annual boat racing championship, as leading consumer packaged goods company and member of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC), Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (NBC), delighted boat lovers and sailing enthusiasts.

Winners at the 2023 Coca-Cola Lagos Yacht Club’s annual boat racing championship

It was fun at the 2023 Lagos Yacht Club’s yearly boat racing championship, as Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (NBC), delighted boat lovers and sailing enthusiasts.

This year’s edition, held on May 25, 2023, marked a decade that the beverage giant hadbeen supporting the boat championship, fostering its growth and success. The event has become synonymous with excellence, attracting widespread attention and participation from individuals across various communities.

The yearly event also underscores NBC’s dedication to inspiring individuals and communities to embrace physical activities, fostering a culture of wellbeing across the nation.

Speaking at the event, NBC’s Managing Director, Matthieu Seguin, said: “NBC has been an avid supporter of youth and sports development, both at the community and national level. As a growth-focused company, part of our commitment is to nurture the health and wellness of our people, communities and the environment. We are dedicated to supporting thrilling sporting events like this, which not only promote an active
Lifestyle, but also unite communities and inspire people to pursue their passions.

“Our sponsorship of this event has ignited a passion for sailing and witnessed a surge in Nigerian participation. Seeing the positive impact of our endeavours on the well-being of local communities fills us with immense pride,” he added.

The commodore at Lagos Yacht Club, John Shidiak, also commended Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Ltd. for their continuous support over the past

He said: “The Nigerian Bottling Company has been a long-standing partner and an advocate for this competition. We firmly believe this collaboration will play a significant role in inspiring Nigerians to embrace boat racing as a vibrant way of life.”

The Lagos Yacht Club yearly boat racing championship draws boat lovers and sailors from across various communities in Lagos. It provides a thrilling platform for participants to engage in yacht racing competition and offers spectators an opportunity to witness exhilarating displays of skill and determination.

Some of the trophy winners at this year’s race were JP Hazoume, John Shidiak and Guillaume Lebourdon from the Hobie 16 class; Jon Chittock, Emmanuel Zielene and Hakim Akinlade in the Lightning class; and Bernard Raubenheimer, Jean-Marc Ricca and Thomas Meisinger in the Mixed Monohull lass.