Sue Bumstead lives and breathes sailing, and considers herself lucky that she is able to incorporate that passion into her career. Her business Custom Yacht Covers (CYC) manufactures boat covers, spray dodgers, biminis and upholstery for boats of all shapes and sizes.
CYC is also a proud sponsor of the ORCV Women Skipper & Navigator’s Race, the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series and the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta.
A keen sailor herself, the 2016 Festival of Sails will mark Sue’s seventh participation in the regatta, sailing with the Audacious team on Greg Clinnick (Skipper) and Paul Holden’s Sydney 38.
“I love the racing conditions in Corio Bay, the intense competition and the organisation of the race. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with friends in the sailing community, particularly after a Christmas break,” said Sue.
Sue was part of the team that raced Audacious in the China Cup in October last year, securing an impressive 11th place in a race of 25 boats, with the first six places going to professional teams.