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Auckland, New Zealand – Nov 16, 2023

Royal Akarana Yacht Club; the host Club for the highly anticipated 2024 Optimist & Starling Auckland Championships are thrilled to announce that luxury local real estate agent, Paul Neshausen, has secured the naming rights partnership for the upcoming event. The regatta is set to take place over Auckland Anniversary weekend this upcoming summer and promises to be a highlight on the youth sailing calendar.

As a prominent figure in the Auckland real estate scene, Paul Neshausen has consistently demonstrated a commitment to community involvement and support for sporting events in the region. His decision to align with the Optimist & Starling Auckland Championships underscores his dedication to promoting youth development, outdoor activities, and fostering a sense of camaraderie within the community.

“We are delighted to welcome Paul Neshausen as the naming rights partner for the 2024 Optimist & Starling Auckland Championships. His passion for community engagement and support of local sports aligns perfectly with the values of our event,” said Linda Ross, RAYC Vice Commodore. “With Paul’s support, we are confident that the regatta will reach new heights and provide an unforgettable experience for participants, supporters and spectators alike.”

Paul Neshausen expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating, “The Hauraki Gulf is my home turf and it’s a privilege to be able to support so many of the people and the families that have supported me over the past years. I hope this will be the start of a long-term partnership with the Royal Akarana Yacht Club and one that will continue to see me support young people in our community to achieve their sporting goals. It’s important to remember the things that matter, and not get ‘lost’ in everything else, for these young sailors – this regatta matters, and I will be doing what I can to help make it a memorable and successful event for them.”

The naming rights partnership with Paul Neshausen is expected to bring increased visibility and excitement to the championship, contributing to its growth and impact on the local community.

For more information about the Paul Neshausen 2024 Optimist & Starling Auckland Championships, including the Notice of Race and entry form please visit the event webpage.

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