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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jake Fish, US SAILING Communications Manager
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (November 11, 2009) – US SAILING, the national governing body of the sport, and Hobie Polarized, an industry leading eyewear provider, have announced a new sponsorship agreement through 2011. Hobie Polarized is now the official sunglasses provider of US SAILING.
Hobie Polarized will be an official sponsor for several major US SAILING events including four national championships (U.S. Match Racing Championship, U.S. Singlehanded Championship, U.S. Multihull Championship, U.S. Youth Multihull Championship), approximately 25 Junior Olympic Festivals and US SAILING’s Speaker Series.
“US SAILING and Hobie Polarized are a perfect match,” said Charlie Leighton, executive director of US SAILING. “Our new official sunglasses provider creates eyewear that is ideal for active sailors of all ages. We are excited about this new US SAILING membership benefit.”
“We were passionate about the opportunity to work with US SAILING,” said Jorge Verdin, senior director of marketing for Hobie Polarized. “Hobie Polarized has been the choice for watermen since 1982. We are excited to have a partner that shares our vision for performance, quality and love of the water.”
Hobie Polarized designs and distributes a full line of quality polarized eyewear for the active sportsman. The original polarized sunglasses since 1982, has had a long and significant impact on the eyewear industry by introducing new concepts that combine technology and style. Hobie Polarized has built eyewear providing a new type of vision that is clearer, sharper and more precise.
About US SAILING
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US SAILING is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US SAILING offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.
About Hobie Polarized
Hobie Polarized is a leading designer, developer, marketer and distributor of polarized eyewear. The brand’s innovative lens technology allows total glare reduction, 100% UV protection, enhances contrast and provides optimum visual acuity. The company’s products are sold worldwide and are used by watermen at all skill and lifestyle levels. The Hobie Polarized headquarters is located in Plainview, New York. For further information, please visit the company’s website at www.hobiepolarized.com.