Events Shetland Comes on Board as Sponsor and Official Bar Provider

Events Shetland, a brand new event consortium operated by Captain Flints, Hughson Brothers and Shetland Refreshments Ltd has been confirmed as the latest company to put its support behind The Tall Ships Races 2011 – Lerwick with a sponsorship package of over £20,000.

Events ShetlandAs well as valuable financial support for The Tall Ships Races 2011 – Lerwick, the new deal brings on board the expertise and resources required to operate proposed bars at Victoria Pier, Laurenson Quay and Holmsgarth as well as providing refreshments for the official functions during the event.  £1,500 of the sponsorship has also been allocated to Sail Training Shetland towards their drive to sponsor their largest ever group of young people taking part in The Tall Ships Races next year.

The deal is the latest contribution towards the £400,000 sponsorship target needed to deliver the four day event which takes place in Shetland from 21st – 24th July 2011.

The current sponsorship raised stands at £316,500 with sponsorship provided by Lerwick Port Authority, Sullom Voe Terminal Partners, Peterson SBS, Shetland Catch and Total E&P UK and partner DONG Energy.

Events Shetland spokesperson, Drew Tulloch, said “Captain Flints, Hughson Brothers and Shetland Refreshments Ltd are delighted to have the opportunity of becoming involved in this very exciting occasion, the most important event in Shetland’s calendar for many years.

The members of Events Shetland wish to thank their organisers for their support and are confident of being able to provide an excellent service for The Tall Ships Races 2011 – Lerwick”.

The Tall Ships Races 2011, presented by Szczecin, organised by Sail Training International (www.sailtraininginternational.org) starts in Waterford, Ireland on 30 June, with vessels racing to Scotland, calling at Greenock and then taking the Cruise in Company leg to Shetland. Lerwick will then host the Ships for four fun-packed days before the start of Race Two sailing to Stavanger in Norway.

Fiona Dally, project manager for The Tall Ships Races 2011 – Lerwick, said: “We are delighted to bring Events Shetland on board as both a sponsor and official bar provider for The Tall Ships Races 2011 – Lerwick. Events Shetland’s focus on local produce was particularly attractive to us and will go a long way to ensuring The Tall Ships Races in Lerwick is a huge success for visitors to the Islands and the local community.”

For more information on becoming a sponsor click here.