The 75 year relationship between Collaroy SLSC and McWilliam’s Wines is set to continue with the recent acquisition of McWilliam’s by the Calabria Family Wine Group.
McWilliam’s will continue as the sponsor of our annual golf day, surfboat partner and exclusive wine and sparkling wine supplier.
On the afternoon of Sunday May 19 1946 Keith McWilliam, the Managing Director of McWilliam’s Wines was one of many to witness a boat crew from Collaroy rescue six men from an 18 foot half cabin cruiser that had gotten into difficulties in gale force conditions off Curl Curl and drifted in atrocious conditions to Narrabeen.
Following the rescue Keith McWilliam congratulated the club and rather than making a donation to help the club purchase another surfboat, he chose to buy the boat outright.
The famous rescue became know as “The McWilliam’s Rescue”.