Far Shore Merchants announced as sponsor for 2022 Round Mann Yacht Race
Far Shore Merchants says its sponsoring this year’s 40th anniversary Peggy Round Mann Yacht Race which takes place on 3rd-4th June 2022.
The 65 nautical mile circumnavigation of the Isle of Man, organised by the Isle of Man Yacht Club, is open to any ballasted sailing vessel and is well-known amongst the sailing community for its challenges of tricky tidal conditions as well as unpredictable weather.
This year’s event has been renamed Peggy Round Mann Yacht Race after Far Shore Merchant’s popular brand, Peggy Dark Rum. The rum itself was named in honour of the Isle of Man’s most famous and oldest surviving wooden yacht which sailed the Manx seas in the 18th Century and has been linked to tales of mystery and intrigue in its past life.
“We are thrilled to support the Round Mann Yacht Race, one of the key events in the Island’s sailing calendar,” says Doug Hey, co-founder and MD of Far Shore Merchants. “With many of our products having a nautical theme, it seemed a great opportunity – and a very apt way – to help a local sailing organisation continue a long-held tradition.”
“The Peggy Round Mann Race is unusual in today’s era of competitions as it is more of an offshore “sprint” with its 30-hour time limit. Tidal and weather conditions usually ensure that there is much for teams to consider as they navigate their way around the Island so it is an exciting prospect for yachtsmen and women,” says commodore of the Isle of Man Yachting Club Phil Hardisty.
“With the event taking place in the middle of this year’s TT Fortnight, as well over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, we are looking forward to increased numbers of both competitors and spectators.”
Pictured above: (L-R) Terry van Rhyn and Doug Hey – co-founders of Far Shore Merchants, Phil Hardisty – commodore Isle of Man Yacht Club, and Mike Stanton – vice-commodore Isle of Man Yacht Club.