The George Bass Surf Boat Marathon committee are pleased to announce long-time supporter Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT are back on board as major sponsors of the 2018 George Bass Surf Boat Marathon and naming rights sponsor for the Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT George Bass Ski Marathon.
The George Bass Marathon is held biennially from Batemans Bay to Eden, a 190 kilometre race made up of seven legs over seven days.
Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT State Manager Dominic Puiu said he was pleased to announce their support of the iconic race.
“The marathon is the world’s longest and toughest surf boat and ski marathon and is unlike any other endurance race,” he said.
“DBYD NSW/ACT has partnered with surf life saving over many years and are proud to be continuing our involvement.
Marathon organiser Andrew Edmunds welcomed DBYD NSW/ACT’s announcement of their ongoing involvement.
“They’ve been like family for the Bass for many years, especially the Dial Before You Dig Ski Marathon,” he said.
“Without the support of sponsors, volunteers, community and local councils the event would cease to exist, so we thank them for all their ongoing contributions and support.
Mr Edmunds said planning was well underway to make the surfboat and ski marathon, in its 20th race, one of the biggest ever with crews from NSW, ACT, QLD VIC and possibly SA and the NT expecting to take part.
“Sue Hunt and the committee have been doing a fabulous job generating interest in the event with a large number of crews expressing interest and our early bird entries closing in September.”
A naming right sponsor for the George Bass Surf Boat Marathon is expected to be announced in September.
The 2017/18 Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT Ski Marathon and George Bass Surf Boat Marathon will be held on the following dates:
- Day 1 31/12/2017 Batemans Bay to Moruya
- Day 2 1/01/2018 Moruya to Tuross
- Day 3 2/1/2018 Tuross to Narooma
- Day 4 3/1/2018 Narooma to Bermagui
- Day 5 4/1/2018 Bermagui to Tathra
- Day 6 5/1/2018 Tathra to Pambula
- Day 7 6/1/2018 Merimbula to Eden