Our Sponsors

A huge thank you goes out to all of our supporting sponsors their contributions to services support, grants and assistance have collectively allowed this event to take place.

Please support these businesses and take the time to thank them yourselves.

Gapsted Wines

Gapsted Wines, located near Myrtleford in Victoria's High Country, is an award-winning winery producing premium cool climate wines from the King and Alpine Valleys.  We produce innovative wine varieties including Petit Manseng and Saperavi, as well as classic styles such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay.

Our a la carte restaurant and cellar door – with stunning views across the Ovens Valley - are open every day and showcase food and wine sourced from the surrounding gourmet regions. We're also the perfect place for your wedding or function.

Visit us today and taste, eat, smile, relax and enjoy all that Gapsted Wines has to offer.


QBE Ports

Qube is Australia’s largest integrated provider of import and export logistics services and a pre-eminent supplier of specialist port solutions. Qube Ports’ operations span 30 port facility locations in Australia and 14 locations in New Zealand, offering stevedoring services, supply base functions, and the full suite of operational support services, including logistics support, local and interstate transport, labour hire, equipment supply, material management and inventory control.

Community Engagement

Qube Ports & Bulk is committed to the provision of integrated logistics services to our customers for the benefit of our shareholders while contributing meaningfully to the sustainable development of the communities in which we conduct business. This encompasses respecting the health and safety of our employees and contractors, protecting the environment, working with local communities and developing partnerships to support the economic and social framework of our host communities.

We believe that by engaging and being responsive to community needs, the Qube Ports & Bulk builds trust and relationships that sustain our social license to operate. Being involved and supporting local organisations fosters a mutually beneficial approach to issues affecting employees, the community and the Company.

We are committed to providing the necessary resources to:

  • Proactively participate with communities;
  • Implement ethical business practices;
  • Integrate protection of employee health and safety, environmental protection, and community interests into our business practices;
  • Identify and partner with local communities on mutually beneficial opportunities to enhance worker skills, education, employment opportunities, and to support sustainable development initiatives;
  • Make meaningful contributions to the host communities in which we operate; and,
  • Communicate with our employees, contractors, communities and governments regarding our plans and programs.

Qube Ports & Bulk is engaged in a relationship with the Clontarf Foundation to support the advancement of indigenous communities and provide linkages with employment. We have established a traineeship framework to support increased employment opportunities and career development across our national network.


Pivotel Communications Spot

We thank Pivotel / Spot for their generous support of PWC Bright 2018  as product sponsors.

North East Water

Athlete Hydration is of utmost importance through the summer months and especially during periods of intense activity.

North East Water has kindly donated water bottles to each competition pilot and our volunteers. These are re-useable and we encourage re-filling each day. Our local tap water is of the highest quality.

North East Water provides water and sewerage services to 41 locations in North East Victoria. We serve an estimated population of 107,000 people in an area of approximately 20,000 square kilometres.This region extends from Corryong in the east, along the Murray River to Yarrawonga, then south to Benalla and the alpine towns of Bright, Mt. Beauty and Dartmouth.

We are one of 12 similar corporations throughout regional Victoria and operate as a retailer that on-sells water from our wholesaler, Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW).


At SOARTD, our mission is to inspire and share the experience of Flow through exercise, outdoor adventure and travel. Our clothing, teamwork and community engagement is designed to support this mission.

We believe that well designed, high performance clothing can assist in finding flow and, while it might sound idealistic, we strongly believe that spending more time in flow can create a fuller and more compassionate life, and in turn contribute to making the world a better place.


Flow is a term used to describe the complete (body-mind-soul) feeling of being so totally engaged in an activity that there is a sense of complete immersion in the experience. Self-conscious thoughts give way to feeling at one with the activity and the environment, and time is no longer an ever-present consideration.

It was the flow experiences like soaring with sea eagles along the cliffs and dunes of ocean beaches in a paraglider and bodysurfing with dolphins on island reefs, that inspired our brand name SOARTD. The pure, focused concentration, the feeling of complete immersion with the environment, and the deep intrinsic pleasure in the activity itself are all hallmarks of the flow experience.

For those fortunate enough to experience it, being in flow can be optimal experience, and amongst the most fulfilling and positive experiences of our lives.


To find flow, one often needs a razor-sharp focus on the activity itself, and the ability to perform with a high level of skill or competency.

At SOARTD our minimalist collection of multifunctional high-performance clothing is designed to assist active adventurers in finding flow by minimizing distracting decision making concerning the colour or fit compatibility between the garments.

Our collection coordinates seamlessly in muted colors and styles that layer and work synergistically and with great flexibility, thereby reducing the decisions associated with what to wear, while ensuring confidence and comfort despite the activity, environment or situation.

Our active and transparent commitment to both socially, ethically and environmentally responsible business practices means that the positive experiences through which your SOARTD clothes support you, are not enjoyed by you at the expense of others, the planet or future generations. 

Articulated designs and performance fabrics ensure unrestricted freedom to move, and a lightness and comfort, which means your clothing disappears from your consciousness as you seek and experience flow, and humbly radiate in its afterglow.