The Chopper Cup 2017 was a great success!
Organised by Dominion Constructors and Bassett Plumbing, the event gathers corporate teams with little or no sailing experience to compete against each other in a friendly race to support the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Ivo and Troy welcomed several of our guests/sail enthusiasts on board the 1050 Elliot ‘Chain Reaction’ sailboat. Snacks were served on board and the Captain and crew did a great job in making everyone feel comfortable.
It was a nice sunny day in the Waitemata Harbour and sailing started at 2.05pm with the event going as far as North Head and Bean Rock. After the race, there was a BBQ at the Ponsonby Cruising Club with an auction including prizes such as; an escape to Whitianga via the Westpac Chopper, two tickets to Roger Waters ‘Us and Them’ tour and lunch with Joseph Parker.
The final amount raised for the day was close to $200,000 and this will allow Westpac to upgrade some of their equipment and gear.