Brooks Macdonald to sponsor of L.E.S.C. Brown Cup Scottish Schools Regatta 2019



Scottish-based investment management firm Brooks Macdonald is proud to sponsor, for the second year running, the annual Brown Cup Scottish Schools Regatta and Race Training Weekend held on Loch Earn, taking place from Saturday 8 June until Monday 10 June 2019.

Loch Earn

Hosted by Loch Earn Sailing Club at St Fillans, Perthshire, the event consists of a two-day intensive training camp for children of all sailing abilities on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June.

The training is run by sailors who have previously competed in the Brown Cup and have been trained as coaches through the Royal Yachting Association. During the weekend the coaches share their expertise, giving valuable race instruction prior to the Brown Cup Scottish Schools Championship on Monday 10 June 2019.

The competition is now in its 60th year. Last year it attracted 64 competitors from across the country from 28 different schools. 26 schools have won the competition to date.

Robin McAdam, senior investment director, head of Scotland Office at Brooks Macdonald, said: “We are delighted to once again support this year’s Brown Cup Scottish Schools Regatta in celebration of its 60th anniversary. Brooks Macdonald has a long-standing commitment to supporting sport, including sponsorship of school sports and teams. This is a very popular sailing event for pupils between the ages of 9 and 18.

Sailing is ideal for helping youngsters stay active but it’s also a great way for them to improve essential physical skills, such as hand-eye coordination, flexibility, strength, and endurance.

We strongly believe in giving back to our local community and are proud of our partnership with Loch Earn Sailing Club.”

Colin Tait, sailing secretary at Loch Earn Sailing Club, added: “We are very grateful to Brooks Macdonald for their continued support and are thrilled to welcome them back this year as the event sponsor. The sponsorship from Brooks Macdonald raises the profile of the event significantly. The event is now a fixture in the sporting calendar of many Scottish schools, with fleets in the range of 70-85 boats. Support from local businesses is vital to clubs such as ours and it is wonderful to have secured this sponsorship in our 60th year. I have no doubt our sailors will wear their new sailing vests with pride.”

Entries for the Brown Cup Scottish Schools Regatta 2019 are now open. For further details email Colin Tait, Sailing Secretary, Loch Earn Sailing Club