Frank Keane BMW George Regatta 2012
Frank Keane BMW George Regatta 2012 - The Results
On Saturday 7th July 2012, the sun came out to help the Royal St. George Yacht Club celebrate its 174th regatta which, this year, was proudly sponsored by Frank Keane BMW of Blackrock.
Indeed, with an overwhelming 184 entries, the Frank Keane BMW George Regatta 12, was one of the best & busiest ever regattas in the Club's long history.
From the piers, spectators watched boats leaving Dun Laoghaire Harbour mouth from 10.30 onwards for racing starting at 11.30 in Dublin Bay. There were all classes and sizes of boats, wooden mermaids to glens to squibs to dinghies to racing SB3s and flying 15s to cruisers classes 0 to 4.
Ashore, family fun began at 12 midday on The Quarterdeck with a bouncy castle, face painting, bucking Rodeo Bull and Summer Jazz by Stedfast marked the sailors return ashore and the start of the Pig on the Spit BBQ.
Prize winners from 16 classes received their Crystal Trophies from Gavin Flood of Frank Keane BMW of Rock Road, Blackrock at the Priaze Giving at 6.30pm. After which brazilian dancers Salsa Party grabbed everyone’s attention! There was a sumptious Gala Dinner in the Dining Room followed by upbeat Lyrical Beats and the night's big band, Jungle Boogie as well as a Live Fire Show which featured a 5ft snake! Party revellers continued until the early hours.
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Frank Keane BMW - Proud Sponsor of the George Regatta 2012
The Frank Keane BMW George Regatta 2012 promises to be a wonderful occasion for everyone involved. As someone who has a great love of the sport of sailing and a strong affinity with the Royal St. George Yacht Club, I am delighted for Frank Keane BMW to be associated with this event.
It’s been exciting times of late for Frank Keane BMW. While we have been associated with BMW since 1967, with a long standing presence on the Naas Road, last year we opened Frank Keane Blackrock to bring our wealth of experience and knowledge across BMW sales, service and finance to South County Dublin.
It’s also been an exciting time of late for BMW with the new 1 Series, 3 Series and 6 Series all arriving in recent months, and the all new 6 Series Gran Coupe arriving shortly.
Moving from the road back to the water, the Frank Keane BMW George Regatta 2012 promises to be a truly memorable event for everyone involved. I would therefore like to thank the Royal St. George Yacht Club, all organisers, and volunteers for their efforts in putting this event together.
Please join me in wishing every team the best of luck, strong winds and high spirits.
I hope to see you at the BMW George Regatta 2012 on the 7th July.
With best wishes,
Frank A. Keane
Chairman, Frank Keane BMW
Ladies’ Regatta Lunch in association with Appleby Jewellers
Over 120 Ladies came dressed in their best summer finery for the annual and ever-popular Ladies’ Regatta Lunch & Best Dressed Ladies’ Competition. This year our stylish Best Dressed Lady, Dolores Flood was the envy of all, walking away with a stunning pair of diamond drop earrings worth €1,995 from Appleby Jewellers!
10 Lucky Ladies also won a beautiful piece of jewellery from Appleby Jewellers worth up to €300 during a fun game of Gemstone Bingo! The Charity Raffle, which featured lots of amazing prizes - view here, raised over €2000 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.